Die Hochzeits­polizei

A Film by Rogier Hardeman

Synopsis

The Russian expat Mikail lives happily in a civil partnership with his husband in Berlin, when chief inspector Böhnenkamp accuses him of not being gay and leading a green-card marriage. A witness saw him kissing a woman! But as it turns out, things are not always what they seem.

Director

  • Picture of Rogier Hardeman © A. T. Schäfer

    Rogier Hardeman

    Rogier Hardeman (born 1972 in Utrecht, Netherlands) studied Theatre Studies in Amsterdam and is since the early Nineties working as a theatre director in the german-speaking countries. Additionally he freelances as an Assistant to the Director for several international opera houses and for the Hebbel Am Ufer Theatre (HAU) in Berlin. THE WEDDING PATROL is his first film as a movie director.

Awards + Festivals

  • 40th MONTREAL WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Focus on World Cinema - Short, Canada)August 25, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 4, 2016
  • *DIRECTOR'S AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA) 
September 5, 2016
  • *2nd BEST SHORT*
    REFLECTA – RETHINK YOUR WORLD FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wiesbaden, Germany)September 23, 2016
  • 4th CMG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)October 2, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    30th TELS QUELS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)October 5, 2016
  • 9th MAIPU CORTOS FESTIVAL DE CINE DE HUMOR (Official Selection, Argentina)October 6, 2016
  • 15th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 4th EVERYBODY’S PERFECT – GENEVA INT’L QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Switzerland)October 14, 2016
  • 9th NORTHERN WAVE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rif, Iceland)October 21, 2016
  • 2nd BLAUE BLUME AWARD (Official Selection, Romance TV - SKY TV, Germany)November 2, 2016
  • 19th MESTRE FILM FEST (Official Selection, Venice, Italy)November 3, 2016
  • 28th QUEERFILMFESTIVAL ESSLINGEN (Official Selection, Germany)November 3, 2016
  • 5th SARDINIA QUEER SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Sardinia)November 4, 2016
  • 38th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE 2016 (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 4, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    7th QUEER FILM FESTIVAL OLDENBURG (Official Selection, Cine k, Germany)November 5, 2016
  • 10th INTERNATIONAL LOW & NO BUDGET KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mannheim, Germany)November 5, 2016
  • 14th FLORENCE QUEER FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)November 10, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD – FILM UNDER 15 MINUTES*
    14th FILMFEST DÜSSELDORF (Official Selection, Germany)November 16, 2016
  • 14th SIDE BY SIDE LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint Petersburg, Russia)November 20, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION (Official Selection, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)December 22, 2016
  • *BEST LGBT FILM*
    2nd INT'L FILM FESTIVAL OF THE CARIBBEAN SEA (Fiction Short Film Section, Island of Margarita, Nueva Esparta, Venezuela)January 10, 2017
  • 22nd SATIRISCHE KURZFILMNACHT EI(N)BLICKE (Screening, Cottbus, Germany)January 14, 2017
  • 8th ARTFOOLS VIDEO FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)January 20, 2017
  • 14th BLOOMINGTON PRIDE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, IN, USA)January 26, 2017
  • 2nd INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL KOLKATA (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)March 6, 2017
  • 23th INTERNATIONALE KURZFILMWOCHE REGENSBURG (Special Program “Sexy Shorts”, Germany)March 15, 2017
  • *BEST COMEDY*
    CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 3, 2017
  • *BEST SHORT FILM*
    17th VUES D'EN FACE FESTIVAL INTERNATIONAL DU FILM GAY ET LESBIEN ET GRENOBLE (Official Selection, France)April 5, 2017
  • *LAGNIAPPE AWARD (HONORABLE MENTION)*
    18th ANNUAL CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, Mississippi, USA)April 6, 2017
  • 18th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)April 13, 2017
  • 6th SIDE BY SIDE LGBT FILM FESTIVAL MOSCOW (Official Selection, Russia)April 20, 2017
  • 3rd UNDEPENDENCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edinburgh, Scotland)April 21, 2017
  • *BEST ACTOR IN A SHORT FILM (NON-TG-ROLE): MARC BEN PUCH*
    TRANSGENDER FILM FESTIVAL KIEL (Official Selection, Kiel, Germany)April 29, 2017
  • 15th LA.MEKO KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU (Official Selection, Germany) May 8, 2017
  • 14th NEIßE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Germany) May 9, 2017
  • 8th SKEPTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cagliari, Italy)May 10, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 19th FAIRY TALES FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Calgary, Alberta, Canada)May 19, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 8th KASHISH MUMBAI INTERNATIONAL QUEER FILM FESTIVAL (Non-Competition Category, India)May 24, 2017
  • *SCENECS GOLDEN STONE AWARD 2017*
    10th SCENECS INTERNATIONAL DEBUT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hilversum, Netherlands)May 26, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • 12th TLVFEST - THE TEL AVIV INTERNATIONAL LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Drag Shorts program, Tel Aviv, Israel)June 1, 2017
  • 2nd DIGO - GOIAS INT'L FESTIVAL OF SEXUAL DIVERSITY AND GENDER (Official Selection, Goiânia, GO, Brazil)June 1, 2017
  • *3rd AWARD*
    24th RÜSSELSHEIMER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Germany)June 9, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • *BEST LGBTQ THEMED FILM*
    12th SAN FRANCISCO FROZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, California, USA)July 20, 2017
  • 24th OPENEYES FILMFEST (Official Selection, Marburg, Germany)July 20, 2017
  • 4th MOOSBURGER KURZFILMNACHT (Official Selection, Germany)July 22, 2017
  • OPEN-AIR-SOMMERKINO 2017 (Supporting Film, Rathausmarkt Hamburg, Germany)July 27, 2017
  • *BEST FOREIGN FILM*
    35th LONG ISLAND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)August 1, 2017
  • 41th OPEN AIR FILMFEST WEITERSTADT (Official Selection, Weiterstadt, Germany)August 10, 2017
  • 13th BUSHO - THE BUDAPEST SHORT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Hungary)August 29, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    6th VISIONI CORTE INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Italy)September 11, 2017
  • TRANSGENDER FILMFESTIVAL LONDON (Screening, London, UK)September 15, 2017
  • 3rd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 22, 2017
  • 7th FESTIVAL D'UN BORD À L'AUTRE - FESTIVAL DE FILMS LGBT (Official Selection, Orléans, France)September 23, 2017
  • 12th SAPPORO INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL & MARKET (Official Selection, Japan)October 5, 2017
  • 12th TACOMA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tacoma, Washington, USA)October 5, 2017
  • 15th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, KS, USA)October 12, 2017
  • 21st PERLEN - QUEER FILM FESTIVAL HANNOVER (Official Selection, Germany)October 15, 2017
  • 43rd FILMETS BADALONA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)October 20, 2017
  • 17th BARCELONA INT'L LGTIB FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Spain)October 20, 2017
  • 2nd AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)November 17, 2017
  • 6th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM NIGHT @ 13th FACE À FACE GAY AND LESBIAN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Saint-Etienne, France)November 25, 2017
  • 11th LGBT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)April 19, 2018

Crew

Director
Rogier Hardeman
Screenplay
Alexander Pfeuffer
Producer
Alexander Pfeuffer, Christian R. Timmann, YOU WISH FILMS OHG
Director of Photography
Mathias Geck
Art Direction
Susanne Dietze, Jörg Prinz
Costume Design
Anne Buffetrille
Sound
Max Hussel
Editor
Christian R. Timmann
Sound Design
Gunther Lebbe
Music
Soundtrack: Moritz Denis, Theme Song: ROTFRONT (Yuriy Gurzhy, Simon Wahorn)

Details

Running Time
14:40
Shooting Format
RED 4K RAW
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope
Sound
5.1 Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

YOU WISH FILMS OHG
Alexander Pfeuffer
info[at]you-wish-films.de

DIRECTOR

Rogier Hardeman
hardeman[at]you-wish-films.de