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by Sherry Hormann


Tiffany is a neurotic, moody, superstitious, contradictory and single young woman in her late 20s. Although she sells fortune cookies in her Berlin gourmet shop, she has a great personal mistrust of good fortune, and especially of happiness. Based on the eponymous best-selling book by Paul Watzlawick.

international title: The Pursuit of Unhappiness
original title: Anleitung zum Unglücklichsein
country: Germany, Austria
sales agent: Global Screen GmbH (a brand of Telepool GmbH)
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Sherry Hormann
film run: 87'
release date: DE 29/11/2012
cast: Johanna Wokalek, Iris Berben, David Kross, Itay Tiran, Richy Müller, Benjamin Sadler, Katharina Marie Schubert, Margarita Broich, Rüdiger Vogler, Michael Gwisdek
cinematography by: Wojciech Szepel
producer: Peter Herrmann
co-producer: Bettina Reitz, Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan, Bettina Ricklefs, Hubert von Spreti, Wolfgang Braun, Senta Menger, Christoph Fisser, Henning Molfenter, Charlie Woebcken, Franz Kraus, Antonio Exacoustos
production: Desert Flower Filmproductions, ARD Degeto Film GMBH, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, Studio Babelsberg, B.A. Produktion GmbH, MTM West Television & Film, Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion GmbH
backing: German Federal Film Board, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund
distributor: StudioCanal Germany
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