Happy Hour

Feature Film | DE, IE 2015 | 95' | OV

After a traumatic divorce, middle-aged H.C. is persuaded to a trip to Ireland by his childhood buddies Nic and Wolfgang. The ensuing pub crawls, local flirtations and drunk dialing the ex-wife cause much laughter and plenty of drinking. But when his friends also have their emotional baggage start to break open, it all boils down to the really profound aspects of life: friendship, love, getting older, the meaning of life, and naked wood-chopping. Franz Müller, still an insider’s tip in today’s German cinema, presents an honest film full of heart, humor and turbulence – but also with a lot of contemplative and even painful moments. Between quiet sequences, where he might even suspend the plot for a couple of minutes just to listen to a heart-wrenching song, leading actors Alexander Hörbe, Simon Licht and Mehdi Nebbou play their hearts out and display the best chemistry of a relatable buddy triangle in recent memory.

Director
Franz Müller
Script
Franz Müller
Producers
Sonja Ewers, Steve Hudson, Markéta Polednová, Katharina Jakobs
Executive Producers
Jacqueline Kerrin, Dominic Wright
Photography
Bernhard Keller
Editor
Gesa Jäger
Sound
Andreas Hildebrandt, Klauß Waßen-Floren
Music
Cherilyn MacNeil
Production Design
Utta Hagen
Principal Cast
Simon Licht, Mehdi Nebbou, Alexander Hörbe, Susan Swanton, Christine Deady

Selected filmography Franz Müller

KEIN SCIENCE FICTION (2003), DIE LIEBE DER KINDER (2009), 24H MARRAKECH (2010), WORST CASE SCENARIO (2014)