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OUTMASTERED (HERRLICHE ZEITEN)

OUTMASTERED
© MOLINA FILM/TMG/Tom Trambow

The wealthy and rather bored landscape architect Evi Müller-Todt lives with her plastic surgeon husband Claus in their comfortable villa. One day, in a burst of red-wine-induced whimsy, Claus takes out an ad for a new cleaner: “Slave wanted (m/f)”. Astonished by the leather-clad figures that soon gather at his door, he realizes his ad has been taken quite literally. At the behest of a shocked Evi, Claus sends the applicants away, only to receive an unexpected courtesy call from Bartos. Well-groomed, educated and ready to serve, Bartos signals his willingness to enter into a more traditional master-servant relationship. After some initial snags, the Müller-Todts begin to enjoy the heavenly pampering they receive from their new servant, who is soon joined by his young wife Lana and the situation gets increasingly out of hand.


Oskar Roehler started his career as a screenwriter for various cinema films and directed his first feature, GENTLEMAN, in 1995. His film NO PLACE TO GO (2000), a very personal and sensitively told portrait of his mother, was Roehler’s breakthrough and received the German Film Award in Gold. His other award-winning films include: ANGST (2003) which premiered in the competition at the Berlinale in 2003, AGNES AND HIS BROTHERS (2004) which screened at the Venice Film Festival, as well as his film adaptation of Michel Houellebecq’s novel ATOMISED (2006). JUD SÜSS - FILM OHNE GEWISSEN (2010) which also played in competition at the Berlinale was one of his most polarizing films. After SOURCES OF LIFE (2012) which premiered in Karlovy Vary in competition, OUTMASTERED is his latest film.
Genre Dark Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Oskar Roehler
Screenplay Jan Berger
Cinematography Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
Cast Katja Riemann, Oliver Masucci, Samuel Finzi, Lize Feryn
Producer Jutta Müller
Production Company MOLINA FILM, in co-production with Tele München Gruppe, WDR, ARTE
Length 110 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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