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(Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung)

Scene from “Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung” (photo courtesy of All-in-Production)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2011

Successful advertising executive Tom Moreno (Stephan Luca) is good with women. He’s an artist in winning them, and getting rid of them after the third time. But then Elisa (Marleen Lohse), the agency’s new art director, enters the scheme of things and Tom’s familiar tricks fail to work, throwing him into confusion and with nobody to turn to for help.

This is because Tom’s friends have problems of their own: Vince (Oliver Fleischer) finds his wife in Tom’s bed; Luke learns from, of all people, Tom’s mother (Corinna Harfouch) that ‘no sex is no option’; Paule (Anna Thalbach) falls in love with a man in a suit (Michael Lott) and mutates from buddy to femme fatale. And to top it all off, his boss Rolf (Armin Rohde) tells him the agency is as good as bust. It’s no wonder Tom forgets to be careful and neglects his relationship-avoidance rules.

Mia Morgowski’s 2008 novel Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung (“No Sex Is No Option”) was a surprise and huge hit which shot up the best seller charts thanks to her use of refreshing humor to unveil the amusing misunderstandings between man and woman.

To say Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung has a top notch cast is an understatement! The first class ensemble also includes: Hannelore Elsner (Zeiten ändern Dich), Tetje Mierendorf (Schillerstrasse), Felicitas Woll (Berlin, Berlin), Janin Reinhardt (Ein Leben auf Probe), Michael Kessler (Switch Reloaded, Pastewka), presenter and actress Collien Fernandes and handball star Stefan Kretzschmar.

Torsten Wacker (writer-director) is best known for his Flensburger beer commercials, for which and others he has won more than thirty national and international awards. His film and TV work includes Süperseks (2004), Axel! will’s wissen (2005), Ladyland (2006, winner of that year’s German Comedy Award) and various episodes of series such as Lutter (2008/2009), Mord mit Aussicht (2009) and Der Sheriff (2010).

Producer Annette Reeker’s credits include many years of development and production on the successful format Switch (winner of the German Television Award, the German Comedy Award and the Grimme Award), as well as two seasons of the series Alles ausser Sex for broadcaster ProSieben. She founded All-in-Production in 2008, with the company’s emphasis on development and film production of all genres, as well as event movies, TV movies and series for both commercial and public broadcasters.

“The plan,” Reeker explains, “is to bring together creativity and competence with a high standard of production and a lot of commitment to guarantee high-quality fictional programming.”

Kein Sex ist auch keine Lösung is Reeker’s first theatrical feature film. A second is already in pre-production.

Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Screenplay Michael Gantenberg, Hartmut Block
Cinematography André Lex
Darius Simaifar
Iris Trescher
Cast Stephan Luca, Marleen Lohse, Anna Thalbach, Janin Reinhardt, Johannes Allmayer, Oliver Fleischer, Tetje Mierendorf, Armin Rohde, Corinna Harfouch, Michael Lott, Felicitas Woll, Hannelore Elsner
Producer Annette Reeker
Co-Producer Wolfgang Braun
Production Company All-in-Production/Munich, in co-production with ZDF, Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion, in association with Johannes Allmayer
Format HDCAM, color, 1:1.85
Shooting Dates October-December 2010
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from MOIN Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Nordmedia, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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