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Double Pack (Doppelpack)

Double Pack

Hoffi is naive and a real talker. His friend Lemmi doesn't have a tongue in his head. They're as different as you can be, but that doesn't spoil their friendship. One day they wake up among - of all places - water buffaloes in the zoo instead of in their own beds. That doesn't faze them, though. The orderly lives of their fellow creatures isn't their cup of tea anyway.

What's much worse is that Hoffi has set his mind on organizing a birthday present for his sister - this on such a great summer day, which should be spent lying in the park with a couple of six-packs for company. So the lovable, chaotic friends set out on an odyssey through the city. At the end of this quest they lose sight of the birthday present, but each of them finds himself the woman of his dreams.

Matthias Lehmann , born in 1969, studied at the Academy for Television and Film (HFF/M) in Munich from 1991 to 1997. During these years he worked as a director of advertising spots, as a cutter, storyboard draughtsman and cameraman. His first shorts as a director, also dating from this period, include Die Nacht des Photographen, which screened at Hof in 1993 and Die Reparatur, which won the first prize in Lodze and earned the rating "besonders wertvoll". Together with Wim Wenders and fellow students at the HFF/M, he also produced the short film Die Brueder Skladanovsky. In 1997, with Pas de Deux, he presented the first, still short film featuring the anti-heroes from the Ruhr, Hoffi and Lehmi. This film received many awards, including: the Friedrich-Wilhelm-Murnau Prize for shorts, Audience Awards at the Dresden Film Festival and the Exground Festival, and the Cultural Promotion Prize of the City of Munich. During the last two years he has made a total of 13 advertising spots, including eight for Media Markt. Double Pack (Doppelpack, 2000) was his first full-length film for the cinema.
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Matthias Lehmann
Screenplay Matthias Lehmann, Eckhard Preuß
Cinematography Jo Heim
Edith Eisenstecken, Evi Oberkofler
Attila The Stockbroker, Blondie
Cast Markus Knüfken, Jochen Nickel, Edgar Selge, Eckhard Preuß, Jeanne Tremsal, Margret Voelkel, Manfred Zapatka, Attila The Stockbroker
Producers Manya Lutz, Monika Raebel
Production Company Catapult Film, in co-production with Prokino Filmverleih/Munich
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2000, Athens 2000
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, BKM, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film
German Distributor Prokino Filmverleih/Munich

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