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WHERE IS FRED? (WO IST FRED?)

WHERE IS FRED?
photo © Walter Wehner

Fred wants to get married to Mara, who is a single parent. The hitch is that Mara’s son Linus hates Fred and is bent on getting rid of this unwanted male competition. There is only one way to win Linus’ favor: to get him an original basketball personally signed by ALBA-Berlin superstar Mercurio Mueller. And the only place to get it is the handicapped tribune, where Mercurio Müller throws the ball after each record basket. Fred sees no other option: he needs to pretend to be handicapped in order to gain access to the handicapped tribune. When Fred actually catches the ball he is the star of the evening. The following media hype forces him to lead an exhausting and comical double life in the course of which he finally finds his true love.


Anno Saul was born in 1963 in Bonn. He initially studied at the Jesuit College for Philosophy in Munich, followed by studies from 1985-1990 at the University of Television & Film, also in Munich. His films include: Unter Freunden (short, 1990), Und morgen faengt das Leben an (TV, 1995), Alte Liebe - Alte Suende (TV, 1996), Blind Date (TV, 1997), Zur Zeit zu zweit (TV, 1998), Green Desert (Gruene Wueste, 1999), Die Novizin (TV, 2002), Kebab Connection (2004), Where is Fred? (Wo ist Fred?, 2006), and The Door (Die Tuer, 2009).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Anno Saul
Screenplay Bora Dagtekin, Ken Daurio, Cinco Paul
Cinematography Peter Nix
Tobias Haas
Marcel Barsotti
Florian Lutz
Cast Christoph Maria Herbst, Anja Kling, Alexandra Maria Lara, Jürgen Vogel, Til Schweiger
Producers Philip Voges, Stefan Gärtner, Dietmar Güntsche, Eberhard Junkersdorf, Matthias Emcke
Production Companies H & V Entertainment/Munich, Neue Bioskop Film/Munich, in co-production with SevenPictures Film, Senator Film Produktion, Munich Animation Film/Munich
Length 111 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Shanghai 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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