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When the Right One Comes Along (Wenn der Richtige kommt)

When the Right One Comes Along
Isolde Fischer, Can Senguel (photo © Vanity Pictures)

Paula Hartnagel works as a cleaning woman, leading an ordinary life. She loves life but, being a dreamer, she lives in a world of her own.

When Paula believes to have found the man of her dreams in Mustafa, a Turkish security guard, her quite ordinary life suddenly starts to change. Paula mistakes politeness for love, however, and when Mustafa doesn’t show up at work one day she starts to look for him, stumbling into the greatest adventure of her life. Driven by the faith in a miracle, she follows Mustafa to the large Turkish city Adana, although she has neither address nor phone number...
Genre Comedy, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Directors Stefan Hillebrand, Oliver Paulus
Screenplay Stefan Hillebrand, Oliver Paulus
Cinematography Mathias Schick
André Bigoudi
Erdal Tosun
Nicole Hartmann
Cast Isolde Fischer, Helga Grimme, Can Senguel, Tuelay Goenen, Arcan Arican
Producers Oliver Paulus, Stefan Hillebrand, Mathias Schick
Production Company Frischfilm/Mannheim, in co-production with Motorfilm/Dornach, Mathias Schick Film/Cologne, Sprint Film/Duesseldorf, Far Horizons/Cologne
Runtime 81 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals San Sebastian 2003, Monte Carlo 2003, Cardiff 2003, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2003, San Francisco Berlin & Beyond 2004, Palm Springs 2004, Solothurn 2004, Nuremberg 2004, Khanti-Mansiisk 2004, Schermi d'Amore Verona 2004, Montevideo 2004, Irkutsk 2004, Cluj 2004, Emden 2004, Setúbal 2004, Seattle 2004, Los Angeles 2004, Cologne Conference 2004, Jerusalem 2004, Madrid 2004, Denver 2004
Awards Special Mention San Sebastian 2003, Best First Feature San Francisco 2004, Best Actress Khanti-Mansiisk 2004, Best Actress Verona 2004, Best Actress & Best Director Irkutsk 2004, Special Mention Cluj 2004, Best First Feature Setúbal 2004
With backing from Migros Kulturprozent, Kanton Solothurn, Bundesamt fuer Kultur (CH), MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, Filmstiftung NRW, Solothurner Filmtage
German Distributor Kool Filmdistribution/Freiburg i. Br.

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