• One of These Days
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  • One of These Days

One of These Days

by Bastian Günther Focus Competition

The rules of the annual “Hands On” contest organized by a local car dealer in a small Texan town are simple: 20 participants line up around a brand new pick-up truck, place one hand on the car and are not allowed to take it away. Whoever holds out the longest is allowed to drive home with the car. Short breaks are rare and sleeping is not allowed. One of the increasingly exhausted participants is the young, penniless family man Kyle, who seizes the chance to prove he is not a loser. While the high-spirited spectators watch on, the tone among the players becomes increasingly rough until it turns into bitter seriousness. Each individual is faced with the question of how far they are willing to go to emerge as the winner. Using engaging imagery, the director Bastian Günther brings out the human tragedy of an initially harmless and amusingly bizarre scene. ONE OF THESE DAYS shows the US as a provincial show whose desperate protagonists are obsessed with the deceptive promise of the American Dream.

  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Germany, USA, 2020
  • Runtime: 120 Min
  • Languages: English
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Bastian Günther
  • Cast: Carrie Preston, Joe Cole, Callie Hernandez
  • Screenplay: Bastian Günther
  • Cinematography: Michael Kotschi
  • Editor: Anne Fabini
  • Music: The Notwist
  • Producers: Martin Heisler, Peter Veverka, Jeanine Rohn
  • Production Companies: Flare Film GmbH, Green Elephant Films, ARTE, Hessischer Rundfunk, Saarländischer Rundfunk
  • World Sales: The Match Factory GmbH
  • Swiss Distribution: Outside the Box
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