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Looosers (Verlierer)

Looosers

Moritz and Karl, two terribly unsuccessful copywriters, sell completely fictitious insider information from their ad agency to a middleman of the competition, Jed Curtis. They immediately spend the advance on having a good time: they throw a party where Karl falls head over heels in love with the Swedish girl Ulricka, a girlfriend of Rita, the girlfriend of Moritz, the friend of Karl, who subsequently rearranges his life around things Swedish. Moritz and Karl work on their fake campaign until they almost believe that they have the advertising account. Curtis pays the second instalment, there is a second party, and Karl gets to know Ulricka even better. But Jed Curtis discovers that Karl and Moritz have been constantly palming him off with completely fictitious advertising strategies. He has Karl, Moritz, Rita and Ulricka beaten up and gives them an ultimatum. Karl and Moritz break into their own agency to get their hands on the real campaign, are caught, fired, and taken to court for one million because they destroyed the real campaign by mistake.


Christopher Roth was born and raised in Munich, and studied at Munich's Academy of Television & Film (HFF/M) from 1983-1989. He is the author of the book 220D, published by Belleville and was editor-in-chief of the magazine Elaste from 1984-1986. He has edited films by Andy Engel, Klaus Lemke, Isaac Julien and Amadu Seck. As an artist, he has had exhibitions with Franz Stauffenberg in Berlin, Zurich, Rio and New York and participated in the Sao Paulo Biennale in 1991, the Venice Biennale in 1993 and the Berlin Biennale in 2001. His films include the shorts Happier Days and Hawaii '96, over 100 advertising spots, Looosers (1995), Candy (TV, 1998) and Baader (2002).
Category Feature
Year of Production 1995
Director Christopher Roth
Screenplay Martin Rauhaus, Christopher Roth
Cinematography Bella Halben
Christopher Roth
SUN ELECTRIC
Cast Liane Forestieri, Oliver Korittke, Bernd Michael Lade, Georgia Stahl
Producer Herbert Rimbach
Production Companies Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich, AVISTA Film/Munich, Neue Sentimental Film/Frankfurt
Length 87 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby A
With backing from FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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