LONELY KNIGHTS
Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2017

LONELY KNIGHTS

Directed by Lars Jessen

Info

Director: Lars Jessen
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
PT: JÜRGEN - HEUTE WIRD GELEBT
OT: JÜRGEN - HEUTE WIRD GELEBT
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Heinz Strunk, Charly Hübner, Friederike Kempter, Peter Heinrich Brix, Katja Danowski
18+

Logline

LONELY KNIGHTS

Jürgen and Bernd have been looking for that special woman forever. Jürgen still lives with his mom, whom he takes care of, and Bernd has been in a wheelchair since he had an accident – they're both such loners they have a hard time finding a mate. The sketchy dating service Europ Love, which hooks up German men with Eastern European women, seems to be their only hope. Together with the boss of the company, his pretty interpreter, and four other bachelors, Jürgen and Bernd travel to Poland, learning a lot about themselves, each other and the difference between a glossy catalogue and the real world in the process.

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Meet the director

LONELY KNIGHTS

Lars Jessen

Lars Jessen, born in Kiel in 1969, is a producer and director. After his M.A. in history, political science and philosophy in Kiel and Cologne, he pursued postgrad studies in film and TV from Cologne Media Academy KHM, which he graduated from with a doc on former German president LÜBKE. De directed episodes of TATORT (SCENE OF THE CRIME) and MORD MIT AUSSICHT (A MURDER WITH A VIEW), and TV movies. He has directed five feature films which premiered at Berlin and other international festivals. He won the Max Ophüls Prize 2005 for AM TAG ALS BOBBY EWING STARB (THE DAY BOBBY EWING DIED). He directed DORFPUNKS (SMALL-TOWN PUNKS) 2008 based on the novel like Rocko Schamoni and the rock mockumentary FRAKTUS 2010. As a producer, he handled miniseries JENNIFER. He is also screening father-son comedy LEIDER VERWANDT (REGRETTABLY KIN) at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2017.

Credits

Screenplay: Heinz Strunk, Drehbuchüberarbeitung: Peter Güde
Director of Photography: Kristian Leschner
Film Editor: Magdolna Rokob
Composer: Lieven Brunckhorst
Production Designer: Dorle Bahlburg
Costume Design: Anette Schröder
Sound: Benjamin Schubert, Stephan Konken
Producer: Uli Aselmann, Sophia Aldenhoven
Production Company: a.pictures film & tv.production.gmbh
Co-Producer: Lars Jessen, Sebastian Schultz
Co-Production Company: Eichholz Film
Editor: Nina Klamroth
TV channel: Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)