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Solo Album
Scene from "Soloalbum" (photo © Goldkind)

Ben, who works for the city’s most hip music magazine, is “the man” and he knows it … and takes advantage of it big time. People fawn all over him to get their music written up in his magazine and the girls adore him. But when he blows off his girlfriend Katharina’s birthday dinner in favor of a wild roll with a party girl, Katharina calls it quits. When it hits him that she’s really left him, Ben freaks. To get rid of his heartache he goes into denial and starts hanging out with other girls. He sees Katharina in a bar and tries to make her jealous, but instead makes a complete fool of himself. She is sadly amused but Ben’s new girlfriend isn’t, and suddenly he’s back to playing his scratchy solo album. To top things off, Ben makes a stupid mistake and gets himself fired: ripping off an old Beatle’s review, he oversees one “John Lennon” in the text. Ben pulls ever more foolish stunts to get Katharina back, but she’s not buying it. Off to London for six months, she goes to Ben’s apartment to say goodbye. Hanging all over his apartment are pages of an epic love letter he has written to her…with no ending. Her hopes soar, perhaps the ending is what she’s been waiting to hear...
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Gregor Schnitzler
Screenplay Jens-Frederik Otto
Cinematography Gero Steffen
Hansjörg Weißbrich, Alexander Dittner
Fetisch for Ballistic Affair
Mona Kino
Cast Matthias Schweighöfer, Nora Tschirner, Oliver K. Wnuk, Thomas D., Christian Naethe, Lisa Maria Potthoff
Producer Christoph Müller
Production Company Goldkind Film/Munich, in co-production with Clasart Film/Munich, TV60 Film/Munich
Runtime 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cairo 2003, Berlin 2004 (German Cinema), Zlín 2004 (In Competition), Madrid 2004, Filmspiegel Netherlands 2004
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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