Hans im Pech

A Film by Rena Dumont

Synopsis

HAPLESS HANS.
The grumpy factory employee Hans Himmelreich has to travel behind the Iron Curtain into a profoundly communist Czechoslovakia of the sixties to have his deceased grandmother buried. Despite prejudice he unexpectedly finds happiness in this Sudeten German province.

Director

  • Picture of Rena Dumont © Rena Dumont

    Rena Dumont

    Born in 1969 in the Czechoslovakian city of Prostějov, Rena Dumont fled with her mother to Germany in 1986, where she spent eight adventurous months in the refugees home in Königsee. In spring 1987 she received political asylum and moved to the next big city in the area, to Munich. After less than four years and despite the language barrier, she passed the entrance examination of the “Hochschule für Musik und Theater” in Hannover, which she graduated with diploma. Ever since she has been acting in numerous plays and theatres, as in various productions for cinema and television. Beside her professions as an actor and script writer she focuses on her writing in general. Her first novel “Paradiessucher” was published by HanserVerlag in 2013, as some anthologies by dtv. Developing and producing her own material is Rena Dumont ́s future goal. TEST OF COURAGE is her directorial debut (www.dumontfilms.com/en/die-mutprobe). HAPLESS HANS is her second short.

Awards + Festivals

  • 10th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 4, 2019
  • 9th LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, USA)February 7, 2019
  • 6th TORINO UNDERGROUND CINEFEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)March 24, 2019
  • *FILMPREIS DER KULTURSTIFTUNG DER SPARKASSE KARLSRUHE* *BEST ACTOR: MARKUS HERING*
    21st INDEPENDENT DAYS - INT'L FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 3, 2019
  • *REMI WINNER AWARD*
    52nd WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, TX, USA)April 5, 2019
  • 7th CLUJSHORTS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cluj-Napoca, Romania)April 5, 2019
  • *SPECIAL JURY PRIZE*
    16th NEISSE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Neisse, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic)May 7, 2019
  • OIFF SHORT FEST (Official Selection, Turin, Italy)May 22, 2019
  • 6th FIRENZE FILMCORTI FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Firenze, Italy)May 30, 2019
  • 13th RIVER FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Padova, Italy)June 15, 2019
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM*
    6th PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Liguria, Italy)June 18, 2019
  • *BEST DRAMA SHORT FILM*
    3rd MARACAY INTERNATIONAL FILM & VIDEO FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Maracay, Venezuela)June 23, 2019
  • 2nd HONG KONG FILM ART INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hong Kong)July 6, 2019
  • ANABELLE MUNRO’S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)July 26, 2019
  • 4th REGINA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Regina, Canada)August 13, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE - FUSION INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVALS (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019
  • 4th NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)August 22, 2019
  • 1st ATHENS MARATHON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)October 9, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Rena Dumont
Screenplay
Rena Dumont
Producer
Rena Dumont
Director of Photography
Thomas Bresinsky
Art Direction
René Dumont, Lena Lauzemis
Costume Design
Ngozi Unamba-Oparah
Sound
Marc Parisotto
Editor
Filip Oberfalcer, Maik Wieczorek
Sound Design
Phillip Hutter
Music
Stephan Willing

Cast

Hans Himmelreich
Markus Hering
Pepík
Igor Chmela
Franta
David Prachař
Nurse
Lucie Polišenská
Alois
Jean Luc Bubert

Details

Running Time
29:57
Shooting Format
HD 1080
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTOR

Rena Dumont

+49 1727083869

renadumont@gmx.de
www.dumontfilms.com
www.renadumont.de
www.facebook.com/hansimpech.de
www.facebook.com/rena.dumont.7