Grump - In Search of An Escort

  • Grump - Auf der Suche nach dem Escort (Working title)
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Feature Film | 2021-2022 | Comedy, Tragicomedy | Finland, Germany

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Brief synopsis

The Grump is a man from the past. A man who knows that everything used to be so much better in the old days. Pretty much everything that’s been done after 1953 has always managed to ruin The Grump’s day.

Our story unfolds as The Grump takes a fall from his basement steps, hurting his ankle. He has to spend a weekend in Helsinki to attend physiotherapy. The Grump doesn’t like this for four reasons: 1) He has to take a taxi. 2) He can’t take daily care of his wife, an Alzheimer’s patient. 3) He can’t drive, which means he might have to sit in a car with a female driver. 4) He has to spend time with his family.

The daughter-in-law is a career woman, not keen to spend time with The Grump when he comes to the city. Her boss has given her the task to look after Russian businessmen supposed to close a major deal over the weekend. It doesn’t make her any happier when The Grump decides to help with the deal.

Then The Grump has to face his useless son to become the father he never was, teaching his son how to take care of his loved ones. A thing The Grump has never been able to do.

And somebody’s day will be ruined.

(Solarfilms)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Mari PerankoskiMiniä [L]
Kari VäänänenTarmo [SR]
Ville TiihonenPekka [SR]
Rosalie ThomassMaria [SR]
Tiina LymiKatri [SR]
Iikka ForssHessu [SR]
Heikki KinnunenPsychanalyste [SR]
Lars NagelStraßenräuber [SR]
Tom ChurSohn von Jördis Triebel [SR]
Sabine UrigKirsten [SR]
Marcel StefanskiStraßenräuber [SR]
Hannah DalmeyerDoctor [BP]
Gosta LiptowPolizist [BP]
Altamasch NoorTaxi driver [BP]
Antonia Elisa Sandrockdoctor [BP]
Holger DexneMechaniker [BP]
Vivien Mahler
Empfangsdame

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantHanne Krenz
Payroll Crew + Cast deutsc
Payroll Crew + Cast deutsc
Director of photographyJari Mutikainen
2nd unit dopStefan Lindenau
2 Tage Hamburg und Magdeburg
2 Tage Hamburg und Magdeburg
2nd assistant cameraAnnika Weiss
German part, intern. crew//Sony Venice
German part, intern. crew//Sony Venice
Rear projection plates operatorGreta Niemann
Project manager
Project manager
Video assist/playback operatorArnik Schenk
Shoot Germany
Shoot Germany
Still photographerChristine Schroeder
Still photographerBoris Laewen
Only Gallery Shooting
Only Gallery Shooting
Costume designerAnna Vilppunen
Costume designerAnette Schröder
WardrobeLilli Marie Morell
WardrobeAnja Rose [1]
DirectorMika Kaurismäki
1st AD (local system)Michael Brown
1st AD Germany
1st AD Germany
2nd AD crowd (local system)Armin Teymourian
EditorMarkus Leppälä
Key gripMario Matic
German Part
German Part
GafferAdriano Grilli
Germany
Germany
Lighting technician / electricianDennis Bünso
Additional electricianAlexander Gruber
Germany 1DT
Germany 1DT
Makeup designerMarjut Samulin
ComposerAnssi Tikanmäki
ProducerJukka Helle
ProducerHanna Virolainen
ProducerRaoul Reinert
ProducerMarkus Selin
Associate producerSimon Ofenloch
Co-producerChristian Friedrichs [1]
Co-producerIngvar Þórðarson
Co-producerSophie Mahlo
Production designerTuomas Kyrö
Production designerPouya Mirzaei
Assistant production designerKim Louise Baschant
German Part
German Part
Standby propsRudolf Kötter
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerElias Kespohl
Dreh Deutschland
Dreh Deutschland
Location scoutManuel Stülten
Assistant location scoutLucy Kaczmarek
Set builderGerald Gustav
Cine Bau
Cine Bau
Property driverAchim Grodd
Line producerOlaf Kalvelage
Dreh Deutschland
Dreh Deutschland
Production managerOlaf Kalvelage
Dreh Deutschland
Dreh Deutschland
Assistant production managerBeatrix von Soden
Dreh Deutschland
Dreh Deutschland
Unit managerDörte Brodesser
Turn Germany
Turn Germany
Location manager (local system)Michael Bruns
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Location manager (local system)Vicky Schmitt
Set manager/ floor managerMario Malfeo
Dreh Deutschland
Dreh Deutschland
Assistant location managerPhilina Davidsmeyer
Assistant set/floor managerNoah Selig
Production driverKathrin-Niña Lenzner
Production driverMario Flemming
PA internLilli Belzer
ScreenwriterTuomas Kyrö
ScreenwriterDaniela Hakulinen
Literary sourceTuomas Kyrö
novel
novel
Sound designerPekka Karjalainen
ADR supervisorCarina Heinrich
Deutsche Fassung
Deutsche Fassung
Stunt coordinatorRonnie Paul
Stunt driverMai-Lin Senf
Stunt driverJürgen Klein
Stunt driverMarcel Stefanski
EPK / behind the scenes producerArnik Schenk
Hygiene officerRobert Keck
Occupational safety specialistTheodor Oppenländer

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Nordisk Film [dk/no/se]
Finland
Finland
Arsenal Filmverleih [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit PlayerExtra Faces Hamburg | Katrin Poppelbaum
Lighting and UtilitiesPrismaland UG (haftungsbeschränkt)
1x tech truck 3,5t
1x tech truck 3,5t
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Komparsenabrechnung
Komparsenabrechnung
Production ConsultingHygiene + MesseService Hamburg
Hygiene on Set und Corona Testing
Hygiene on Set und Corona Testing
Production ServicesHB-Security
Blocker / Set Sicherheit/ Nachtwache
Blocker / Set Sicherheit/ Nachtwache
Production ServicesHollywood Diner GmbH Filmcatering
Vollcatering
Vollcatering
Production ServicesHygiene + MesseService Hamburg
PropsFilm Ambulanz Hamburg
Medizinische Ausstattung
Medizinische Ausstattung
Special EffectsNorbert Skodock Spezialeffekte
SFX in Hamburg
SFX in Hamburg
Vehicles and aircraftssani for set
Med. Fachpersonal - RTW
Med. Fachpersonal - RTW
Video/Computer PlaybackPRODUCTION CONCEPT GmbH
Car Plates
Car Plates

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2022CanadaToronto International Film FestivalWorld premiere
2022GermanyNordic film daysFilmforum
2022GermanyFilmfest Hamburg

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 24/11/2022
PremiereSunday, 04/09/2022Toronto International Film Festival