One of These Days

In a small southern town in the US, twenty down-on-their-luck folks compete to win a brand new pick-up truck, a prize that might finally tip the scales of life in their favor. The
annual ‹Hands On› contest puts the vehicle literally within their reach – the winning contestant is the last one standing with their hands held firmly on the truck. Armed only with their dreams and determination, the participants forgo basic human needs to stand around the pickup truck for days to beat out their competitors. All for the benefit of an enthusiastic audience and the glare of the local media who turn up each year for the car dealership’s popular publicity stunt. As the blisteringly hot days and long nights of struggle, exhaustion, mind games, hilarity, loss of control and insanity add up, only one winner can drive away with the truck. Each contestant has their own reasons for joining the contest, and as the hours tick by, their humanity is laid bare. Who will hold on and win – and at what cost?

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Credits

Director:

Bastian Günther

Executive Producer:

Jeanine Rohn

Producer:

Martin Heisler

Screenwriter:

Bastian Günther

Cinematographer:

Michael Kotschi

Editor:

Anne Fabini

Production Designer:

Angela Gail Schroeder

Sound Designer:

Alexandros Topalis

Music:

The Notwist

Principal Cast:

Carrie Preston, Joe Cole, Callie Hernandez, Bill Callahan, Cory Scott Allen, Lynn Ashe

Additional Credits:

Post Production Supervisor: Katharina Wuerthner, Set Phptographer: Alex Trebus

Contact

Distributor:

Martin Heisler
heisler@flare-film.com

Public Film Contact:

Katharina Würthner
Flare Film GmbH
wuerthner@flare-film.com
+4915751019542‬

Publicity Contact:

Guillermo Restrepo
guillermo@brigademarketing.com
(917) 580-6402

Sales Agent:

The Match Factory

Details

Primary Entry:
Platinum Badge
Film Badge
Secondary Entry:
Music Badge
Interactive Badge
Film Festival Wristband
Year:

2020

Premiere Status:

North American Premiere

Genre:

["Drama"]

Screening Section:

Narrative Spotlight

Screening Category:

Narrative Feature

Country:

Germany

Language:

English

Runtime:

120 mins