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NOT MY DAY (NICHT MEIN TAG)

NOT MY DAY
© 2014 Bernd Spauke/Westside Filmproduktion GmbH/Donar Film UG/Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion GmbH/Mr. Brown Entertainment Filmproduction GmbH

Somehow Till Reiners expected his life to turn out a lot differently. He’s in his mid-30s and has been working at the local bank for almost 15 years. He loves his wife Miriam, but when she realizes her dream of becoming a fashion designer, their marriage fizzles. At home, everything revolves around their son Nico. But Till’s life changes dramatically when the ex-con Nappo robs his bank one day and takes him hostage.

While the police start their manhunt and Miriam waits on a call from her husband, Nappo hides out with his hostage in a cabin in the woods. The next day he plans to leave Till in the trunk of the car and buy himself a '67 Mustang Fastback with the loot, so that he and his honey-bunny Nadine can take off on a “tour l’amour”. But things don’t go according to plan and Till and Nappo have to flee together. At the car dealership, Till proves to be of unusual help, so Nappo gives in and lets him go free. But when Till returns home, Nappo’s suspicion that Miriam is cheating on Till seems to prove true, which is quite convenient for Nappo – he needs Till for some illegal business in Amsterdam, but doesn’t realize what a ticking time bomb he has at his side. Till has just one thing on his mind – to make up for everything he has missed out on in life. Not only does he screw up Nappo’s holiday plans with Nadine, he also leaves behind a trail of destruction. And in the end, Till realizes that his former life might not have been so bad after all, but returning to it is not so easy…


Peter Thorwarth was born in Dortmund in 1971. Already as a teenager, he started shooting short films on Super8 and video, and moved to Munich after his high-school graduation to work in film. After studying Graphic Design, he enrolled at the University of Television & Film in Munich. Active as a writer and director, his films include: BANG BOOM BANG (1998), IF IT DON’T FIT, USE A BIG HAMMER (2001), OUT OF BOUNDS (2007), and NOT MY DAY (2014).
Genre Action, Adventure, Comedy, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2014
Director Peter Thorwarth
Screenplay Peter Thorwarth, Stefan Holtz
Cinematography Jan Fehse
Cast Moritz Bleibtreu, Axel Stein, Jasmin Gerat, Anna Maria Mühe, Nele Kiper, Ralf Richter
Producers Christian Becker, Marcus Machura
Co-Producers Til Schweiger, Tom Zickler
Production Company Westside Filmproduktion, in co-production with DONAR FILM/Cologne, Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion , Mr. Brown Entertainment/Berlin
Length 115 min
Format DCP, DVD, Blu-ray, HDCAM SR, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2014, Shanghai 2014, Comedy Cluj 2014, Portland German Film Festival 2014, International Film Festival Corvallis 2014, Rendez-Vous Istanbul Film Festival 2014, Pune 2015, Yashwant International Film Festival Mumbai 2015, Tiburon 2015, Manchester 2015, World Premieres Film Festival Philippines 2015, Universal Film Festival Kansas City 2015, Kerala 2015, OpenAir Cinema New Zealand 2015
With backing from German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Sony Pictures Releasing

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