¡Chin Up, Amigo!

In the familiar circle of regular customers in his favorite pub, "Ulli's Corner", Robert (32) ponders in the company of a bottle of cognac how he might succeed in winning Elisabeth (33), the femme fatale from the office, for himself. Unfortunately she is the girlfriend of the boss (38). And they both want to live the day after tomorrow at the Baltic Sea! It seems hopeless. Pedro (35), the good-looking and always ready to use violence womanizer, joins in from a Colombian, action-packed telenovela. The hot-blooded Casanova Pedro helps Robert with cold-blooded relationship tips. Now Robert's conscience also comes into play, in the form of the fat-bellied policeman Pablo (40), also from the Colombian telenovela, urging Robert, now completely disbanded, on the virtuous path of "real love". The war between Pedro and Pablo does not lead to happiness but only to chaos. Or maybe not, because happiness is closer than you think.

  • Szilard Varnai
  • Magdalena Barth
  • Szilard Varnai
  • Szilard Varnai
  • Alexander Reichel
  • Victor Lauriolle
  • Jannik Büddig
    Key Cast
  • Sarah Rebecca Gerstner
    Key Cast
  • David Garzón Bardua
    Key Cast
  • Josip Culjak
    Key Cast
  • Alica Hubiak
    Key Cast
  • Igor Schwab
    Key Cast
  • Marion Alessandra Becker
    Key Cast
    "Tattooed Woman"
  • Ana Isabel Mena
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    ¡Kopf hoch, Amigo!
  • Project Type:
    Short, Student
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 30, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
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Director Biography - Szilard Varnai

Szilard Varnai was born in 1970 in Hungary. Since graduation he has been working as an actor, director, author and producer in theatre, film and television. He´s been always interested in multicultural collaboration and loves to work internationally. Having spent several years in the USA, he has been living in Berlin since 2012. After his succesful directorial debut in theater in 2004 he has also been working as a director. Since 2015 he has been studying film directing and since 2018 also cinemathographie at the Filmarche Berlin. After making several Filmetudes for practice he made his debut as a film director with the shortfilm Trennung (Split), wich has been invited in 2018 to the International Shortfilm Festival Detmold. His next short film, Adagio con sentimento, was invited to the Kontrast Filmfestival in Bayreuth in 2019. His new short film, ¡Chin Up, Amigo! will make its festival debut at the end of 2019.

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