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by Alain Gsponer


He has a wonderful family he barely ever sees anymore. He has a great job. He has a lovely home. Then... Bummm! – he gets fired! Art is his wife’s passion and her profession. Is she really honest to her man? And who are the new neighbors? His kids have their own attitudes to life. He treats them all as if they were his employees until the situation gets out of hand for all of them. Bummm! His son Linus blows up the neighbor’s sculpture and sets fire to the house. Bummm! His wife moves to her friend Claudia for the time being. Every end leads to a new beginning and everything stays in motion all the time.

international title: Life Actually
original title: Das wahre Leben
working title: Bummm!
country: Germany, Switzerland
sales agent: Telepool
year: 2006
genre: fiction
directed by: Alain Gsponer
film run: 103'
release date: DE 01/03/2007
screenplay: Alex Buresch, Matthias Pacht
cast: Ulrich Nöthen, Katja Riemann, Josef Mattes, Hannah Herzsprung, Volker Bruch
cinematography by: Matthias Fleischer
film editing: Melanie Werwie
art director: Renate Schmaderer
music: Marius Felix Lange
producer: Andreas Bareiss, Gloria Burkert, Bernd Burgemeister, David Groenewold, Andi Huber, Peter Reichenbach
production: BurkertBareiss Development, TV-60 Filmproduktion, SWR – Südwestrundfunk, BR Bayerischer Rundfunk, C-Films, SF (CH)
backing: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg (DE)
distributor: Zorro Film
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