Whisky With Vodka / Whisky mit Wodka
Andreas Dresen, Germany, 2009.
Directed by: Andreas Dresen
Script: Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Producer: Christopher Muller
Production company: Senator, Berlin
Cinematography: Andreas Hofer
Editing: Jorg Hauschild
Music: Gunther Fischer, 17 Hippies
Cast: Henry Hubchen, Corinna Harfouch, Sylvester Groth, Markus Hering, Valery Tscheplanowa
Running time: 104'
The actor Otto Kullberg is a man women love and men like. Sometimes he drinks a little too much. When his excessive drinking leads him to miss a day on the set of his new film and it seems like he’s about to blow the whole thing, a younger actor is hired to shoot all the scenes a second time as a backup solution: Leo the producer is not willing to lose any money. Otto, a man of fast wit and driven by his need to be at the center of attention, finds himself forced to assert his role on the set, in a 1920’s costume to decide between the love for two women, and to redefine his role in his own life. Many films ago, there was a love story between Otto and his partner Bettina, who is now the wife of the director. Does the distinction between film and reality fade away? In the duel between the actors on set, no one wants to be the loser. Everyone loves the truth and everybody lies. Not to mention, you really shouldn’t mix whisky and vodka.
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 – Best Direction
Andreas Dresen was born in 1963 and started shooting amateur films in 1979. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for television, cinema, and theater. A selection of his award-winning films includes: 'Silent Country' (1992), 'Night Shapes' (1998), 'The Policewoman' (2000), 'Grill Point' (2001), 'Vote for Henryk!' (2003), 'Willenbrock' (2004), 'Summer in Berlin' (2005), 'Cloud 9' (2008), and 'Whisky with Vodka' (2009).
Location and screening schedule:
Tuškanac cinema, Monday, October 18th at 21.00
Museum of contemporary art, Tuesday, October 19th at 20.30