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I've Never Been Happier (So glücklich war ich noch nie)

I've Never Been Happier
Scene from "I've Never Been Happier" (photo courtesy of Eikon Media)

Frank Knoepfel has served time for fraud. After his release, he lives at his brother’s home and wants to leave his criminal ways behind. But the more Frank wants to put things right, the more his lies gain on him.


Alexander Adolph was born in 1965 in Munich and sometimes uses the penname of Nanouk C. Wilmer. After finishing school he completed a Law degree at Munich’s Ludwig-Maximilians University. He was already writing radio plays, features and reports at the time. In 1997 his radio play Flirt won the international U.R.T.I. award (Grand Prix de la Radio). He has been working primarily as an award-winning freelance scriptwriter and director since the mid nineties. Since 2002, he has been teaching at the University of Television and Film Munich, the ifs International Film School in Cologne and at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy.
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Alexander Adolph
Screenplay Alexander Adolph
Cinematography Jutta Pohlmann
Silke Botsch
Dieter Schleip
Tom Hornig
Cast Floriane Daniel, Elisabeth Trissenaar, Hansa Czypionka, Thorsten Merten, Marc Zwinz, Heinz-Josef Braun, Margret Völker, Nadja Uhl, Jörg Schüttauf, Christian Kahrmann, Devid Striesow
Producers Wolfgang Hantke, Ernst Ludwig Ganzert, Milena Maitz, Wolfgang Tumler
Production Companies ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel, EIKON Media/Berlin, in cooperation with ARTE
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Festivals Havana 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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