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LIFE IS TOO LONG

by Dani Levy

synopsis

No crisis is as disastrous, overwhelming and unfair as Alfi Seliger's. The Jewish filmmaker, hypochondriac and family man has a whole slew of troubles: his pubescent children, Romy and Alain, think he's a ridiculous loser, while his wife, Helena, thinks they're being generous. Not only that, his bank is going under and his new film project is being panned. Alfi is getting deeper and deeper into a web of intrigue and conspiracy. Natasha, the gambling-addict wife of a big producer, is after him, and so is onetime German world star Georg Maria Stahl. Friends are turning into enemies, hope into paranoia, and when even his psychiatrist advises him to end his miserable life, Alfi tries to kill himself, in a very theatrical gesture.

international title: Life Is Too Long
original title: Das Leben ist zu lang
country: Germany
sales agent: Cinepool
year: 2010
genre: fiction
directed by: Dani Levy
film run: 86'
release date: DE 26/08/2010, CH 02/09/2010, AT 03/09/2010
screenplay: Dani Levy
cast: Hans Hollmann, Udo Kier, Elke Sommer, Yvonne Catterfeld, Heino Ferch, Steffen Groth, Justus von Dohnányi, Kurt Krömer, Veronica Ferres, Meret Becker, Markus Hering, Gottfried John
cinematography by: Carl-Friedrich Koschnick
film editing: Elena Bromund
art director: Christian Eisele
music: Niki Reiser
producer: Manuela Stehr
production: X Filme Creative Pool, Warner Bros Entertainment Germany
backing: German Federal Film Board (FFA), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
distributor: X Verleih
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