Comedy / Road Movie (2015)

Directed by Franz Müller

Simon Licht, Mehdi Nebbou, Alexander Hörbe

HC’s wife has left him. He’s distraught, mid-forties, and has been left with nothing… apart from a little extra weight and his two boyhood friends Wolfgang and Nic.
Completion : 2015
Status : Completed


Hans-Christian has a nickname of sorts - HC. But not much else. His wife has left him, taking his pride and any last vestiges of meaning to his life. Being a clever woman, though, she didn't take his friends Nick and Wolfgang. In a gesture of romantic and not-very-well-thought-through spontaneity, it is these two who decide to save HC from despair by whisking him off for a holiday in Ireland.

The three men seek inspiration, raw nature, contact to their deeper inner selves, wild and free, and the bonds of true friendship. As it turns out, being stuck in a remote cottage with too much Guinness and too few girls isn't necessarily the ideal recipe for the latter...

It's Twilight of the Gods. But with more drizzle. And fewer gods.

Happy Hour. A Comedy about Men at their Worst, by Franz Müller.

Three Germans. Two mid-life crises. But only one Ireland.


Simon Licht,Mehdi Nebbou,Alexander Hörbe

Production Info

Genre :Comedy / Road Movie
Tagline :Three Germans. Two midlife crises. But only one Ireland.
Format :Color, 1.78 : 1
Runtime :95 min
Completion :2015
Release :2015
Status :Completed


Director :Franz Müller
Producers :Sonja Ewers, Steve Hudson, Dominic Wright (Exec), Jacqueline Kerrin (Exec)
Co-Producers :Markéta Polednová, Katharina Jakobs
Script Writer :Franz Müller
Music :Cherilyn MacNeil
Crew :DOP Bernhard Keller , Editor Gesa Jäger, Production Design Utta Hagen

International Sales



2015 Galway Film Fleadh, Ireland
2015 Munich International Film Festival, Germany (World Premier)


Winner German New Cinema Award, Munich Filmfest 2015


HAPPY HOUR   © 2015 GRINGO FILMS. A GRINGO Film in co-production with RIPPLE WORLD PICTURES and FILM BOUTIQUE. In co-operation with WDR/Arte, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW and Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film. Screenplay supported by the German Federal Film Board (FFA)