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by Christian Heynen


Thomas Müller is 45 years old. He listens to 28 minutes of music a day and has sexual intercourse 117 times per year. He is catholic but goes to church only once a year. His wife is called Sabine. They live with their fifteen-year-old son Alexander in a 90 m2 rented apartment. This average German, a person constructed by statisticians, is a highly important entity in the fields of economy, advertising and politics. It goes without saying that he does not actually exist. But how do the people who share Germany's statistically most frequent name live? A journey across Germany puts a face to the average German and offers some answers. We meet a musician, soldier, prisoner, football player, teenager and a dead man – all of whom share the name Thomas Müller. Are any of them the one we’re looking for?

international title: Wer ist Thomas Müller?
original title: Wer ist Thomas Müller?
country: Germany
year: 2013
genre: documentary
directed by: Christian Heynen
film run: 91'
release date: DE 20/03/2014
screenplay: Christian Heynen
cinematography by: Andreas Köhler
producer: Maximilian Leo, Jonas Katzenstein
production: augenschein Filmproduktion, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, MDR Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk
backing: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
distributor: Camino Filmverleih

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Zurich Film Festival 2013 

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