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SPECIAL ESCORT (STELLUNGSWECHSEL)

SPECIAL ESCORT
photo © Heike Ulrich

Frank is a Doctor of Philosophy, unemployed and a house-husband.

Gy is a police officer, always at odds with his health insurance.

Olli owns a delicatessen shop, which nobody frequents.

Giselher can't get a job, as he is allegedly too old.

And Lasse can't cope with anything at all!

Only an ingenious plan can help in a situation like this: the five unlikely friends decide to set up a special escort service for women, giving themselves over to the wishes of their female clientele as ‘Live German Delicatessens’...

With witty dialogues and comedic situations SPECIAL ESCORT tells the story of five guys in search of their identity - forced to adapt to present times - a time for change.


Maggie Peren was born in 1974 in Heidelberg. She wrote her first screenplay, VERGISS AMERIKA (dir: Vanessa Jopp), in 1997 while studying Literature in Munich, during which time she also wrote the screenplay to Dennis Gansel's Grimme Award-winning TV thriller DAS PHANTOM. Her other highly-acclaimed, awarding-winning screenplays include: MÄDCHEN MÄDCHEN, GANZ UND GAR, KISS AND RUN, MEINE ELTERN, NAPOLA, HÄNDE WEG VON MISSISSIPPI, her directorial debut HYPOCHONDER (short), her first feature SPECIAL ESCORT (STELLUNGSWECHSEL), and COLOR OF THE OCEAN (DIE FARBE DES OZEANS, 2011).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2007
Director Maggie Peren
Screenplay Christian Bayer, Maggie Peren
Cinematography Christian Rein
Peter Kirschbaum
Caro Heiss, Marc Sidney Mueller
Heike Lange
Cast Lisa Maria Potthoff, Herbert Knaup, Kostja Ullmann, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Sebastian Bezzel, Florian Lukas
Producers Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke, Uli Putz
Production Company Claussen+Putz Filmproduktion, in co-production with ZDF, ARTE
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlin 2008 (German Cinema), Viareggio 2008, Montreal 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Deutscher Filmfoerderfonds (DFFF), MEDIA
German Distributor 20th Century Fox (Germany)

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