Die Kunst des Schluss machens (The Art of the Break-Up)

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In this unromantic comedy Dirk needs help to figure out the best way to break up with his girlfriend. But he has to realize his friend Frank does not actually know as much about breaking up as Dirk thought. As it turns out, Frank knows a lot more about being broken up with.

cast:

Ulrich Jungblut
(Frank)

Michael Kinzer
(Dirk)

Theresa Fischer
(Marlies/Jacqueline)

Georgia Herrchen
(Saskia)

Christoph Martin Hausmann
(Jens)

Heike Zwetz
(Hannah)

Anika Winzer
(Susi)

Annegret Nickels
(Julia)

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crew:

director/editor:
Niko Kühnel

writers/producers:
Niko Kühnel
Kevin Stout

cinematography:
Cornelius Kern

sound:
Michael William Proel

music:
Cornelius Kern
Kevin Stout

art direction:
Claire-Ann Lahge

technical information:

production country/year:
Germany/2009

language (subtitles):
German (English)

running time: 06′19”

original format: HDV

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festivals:

Contravision Berlin
Germany – September 2010
-winner subsidy award-

Medienfestival
Villingen-Schwenningen
Germany – April 2011
-special mention
by the jury-

Young About Bologna
Italy – March 2010

Angry Film Festival
Melbourne, Australia
April 2010

Kurzfilmtage Thalmässing
Germany – May 2010

Festival 600, Ljubljana
Slovenia – May 2010

Festival der Nationen
Ebensee, Austria
June 2010

Festival del Cinema
Giovanile Indipidente
Rome, Italy
June 2010

Low & No Budget
Videofilmfestival Tour
Heilbronn, Stuttgart
Germany – July 2010

Quest Europe
Zielona Góra, Poland
September 2010

Young Cinema Art Festival
Plock, Poland
October 2010