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Waiting for Angelina (Warten auf Angelina)

Waiting for Angelina
Scene from “Waiting for Angelina” (photo © Feuerland Filmproduktion/Barbara Schramm)

Two young men have to spend five days and five nights together on a rooftop in Berlin's Mitte district to get an exclusive view of the most famous couple of the universe. They are as far apart from each other as the Odd Couple, but they need to get along with each other for 120 hours.

One is Maik Tremper, a professional paparazzo with residences in London and Monte Carlo; the other is Momme Ulmer, a lifeguard and film projectionist from a small island in the North Sea. Two worlds collide and tension mounts between the hard-nosed photographer and the love-stricken fan. Could this really be the beginning of a wonderful friendship?

During the course of their 120 hours together, the two young men accidentally meet six very different women and everything turns out differently that Maik and Momme had expected or hoped for. They both have changed by the end of their summer adventure.

Waiting for Angelina is a contemporary urban comedy of manners and a satiric look at the current international celebrity cult and the hardships of surviving one week in Berlin.

Hans-Christoph Blumenberg was born in Lychen/Mark Brandenburg in 1947 and studied History and German in Cologne and Washington, D.C. He worked for many years as a film critic for Die Zeit and Koelner Stadt-Anzeiger and has written books on Howard Hawks, Robert Siodmak and cinema under the Third Reich. He also directed 23 documentaries for television from 1970-1982 about cinema. In 1984, he made his feature directorial debut with Tausend Augen and set up the production company Rotwang Film with Patrick Brandt in 1993 and his own production company Feuerland Film in 2007. His other films include: Der Sommer des Samurai (1986), Operation Madonna (Der Madonna-Mann, 1987), Rotwang muss weg! (1994), Beim naechsten Kuss knall ich ihn nieder (1995), Deutschlandspiel (TV, 2000), Hirnschal gegen Hitler (TV, 2000), Planet der Kannibalen (2001), Die letzte Schlacht (TV, 2004), and Waiting for Angelina (Warten auf Angelina, 2008).
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Screenplay Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Cinematography Klaus Peter Weber
Florentine Bruck-Ramisch
Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Cast Florian Lukas, Kostja Ullmann, Barbara Auer, Anna Brüggemann, Gudrun Landgrebe, Leslie Malton, Jana Pallaske, Jördis Triebel
Producer Hans-Christoph Blumenberg
Production Company Feuerland Filmproduktion/Hamburg
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2008
With backing from Filmfoerderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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