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by Bastian Günther


The motorways of the German Ruhr form the point of intersection for four people trying to chase their forgotten ideals. One of them is Georg, a football league team’s trainer. He must win the evening’s game if he is to keep his job. Roving television reporter Dieter is on the hunt day and night in search of sensational images. Bigoted bath lift salesman Jörg drifts further and further towards isolation. German Schlager singer Heinz’s best days are already behind him. All four people are insecure heroes just trying to hang on – until the going gets too tough...

international title: Autopilots
original title: Autopiloten
country: Germany
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Bastian Günther
film run: 106'
screenplay: Bastian Günther
cast: Charly Hübner, Wolfram Koch, Walter Kreye, Manfred Zapatka
cinematography by: Michael Kotschi
film editing: Olaf Tischbier
art director: Dorothee von Bodelschwingh
costumes designer: Almut Stier
music: Andreas Dörne, Jens Hafemann, Bernd Begemann
producer: Joachim Ortmanns, Martin Heisler
production: Lichtblick Film & TV Produktion
backing: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
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