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Houston (2013)

A German corporate headhunter travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of a renowned oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.

Director:

Bastian Günther

Writers:

Bastian Günther (screenplay), Emily Lundin (additional dialogue: USA)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ulrich Tukur ... Clemens Trunschka
Garret Dillahunt ... Robert Wagner
Jenny Schily ... Christine Trunschka
Wolfram Koch ... Borgmann
Jason Douglas ... Ringer
Jens Münchow ... Hannes
Jennifer Almaguer ... Houston Petrol Receptionist
Edgar Arreola ... Mr. Ramos
Julin ... Jessie (as Julin Jean)
Ricky Catter ... Security Guard #1
Scottie Jefferies ... Security Guard #2 (as Scott Jefferies)
Rocfielle Living ... Security Guard #3 (as Roc Living)
Kasey James ... Hotel Valet
Cheryl Stell Cheryl Stell ... Ringer's Mistress
Maurizio Magno Maurizio Magno ... Jonas
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Clemens Trunschka is a corporate headhunter who struggles with alcoholism. He is forced from the support of home when he must leave the country for work. This sends Trunschka plunging headlong down the rabbit hole & into innermost darkness. Written by Anonymous

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Release Date:

5 December 2013 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Big Game Hunting See more »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Unimaginative play on Kafka's Castle.
29 August 2015 | by raimund-bergerSee all my reviews

K. (Clem) coming to the village (Houston) trying to somehow contact the powers that be (Ringer) from the castle (Houston Petrol) while being hassled by unwanted companionship (Arthur and Jeremias collapsed into Bob). It's pretty clear where all the ideas are coming from. While being reduced to a bare minimum (women pretty much absent) and stripped off nuances and color.

Bit of a pity that they couldn't muster the courage and make it an entirely abstract location. Specifically that stereotype of the exceedingly talkative yet somewhat naive American strikes me as boringly lazy. Even though very (!) charmingly done by Garret Dillahunt.

Not a bad film, by no means. But in no way original or memorable either.


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