Whiskey with Vodka

  • Andreas Dresen
  • Germany
  • 2009
  • 104'
  • Whisky mit Wodka

Actor Otto Kullberg is a man loved by women and respected by men. Sometimes he drinks a little too much. When due to his excessive drinking he misses a day on the set of his new film and endangers the whole project, a younger actor is hired to shoot Otto’s scenes. Quick-witted and driven by his need to the be center of attention, Otto is forced to assert his role on the set, in addition to choosing between two women and redefining his role in his own life. Many films ago, there was a love story between him and his acting partner Bettina, now the director’s wife. In the duel between the actors on set, no one wants to be the loser. Everyone loves the truth but everyone lies. Not to mention that one really shouldn’t mix whisky and vodka.

Andreas Dresen

Born in 1963 in Gera, East-Germany. In the early 1980s, he began working in theater and making short films. He studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam. Since 1992, he has been working as a writer and director for film, TV, theater, and opera. Andreas Dresen is one of Germany’s most esteemed and most successful contemporary directors, with a diverse oeuvre and many award-winning films. Night Shapes won the Silver Bear for Best Actor at the 1999 Berlin Film Festival and the Best New Director Award at the Valladolid Film Festival in Spain. Grill Point won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at the 2002 Berlin Film Festival, as well as Best Director and Best Ensemble at the Chicago Film Festival and Best Director at the Ghent Film Festival in Belgium. Cloud 9 premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in 2008 where it won the Jury Coup de Coeur Award in the Un Certain Regard section. The film was nominated at the European Film Awards for Best Actress and Best Director and won the Best Actress, Best Director, and Best Film (bronze) at the German Film Awards in 2009. Whiskey with Vodka was awarded Best Director at the International Film Festival Karlovy Vary in 2009. Stopped on Track won the Prize of Un Certain Regard at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival and the German Film Award 2012 in four categories: Best Film (gold), Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor.

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Festivals & Awards
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2009 – Best Director

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