When the Right One Comes Along (Wenn der Richtige kommt)

Stefan Hillebrand was born in 1969 in Verl. After studies in Educational Science, Criminology and Youth Psychiatry, he enrolled at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg to study Directing and Screenwriting. Since 1993 he has also been a member of the improvisation theater Drama Light in Heidelberg. A selection of his films includes: Lass springen Baby(short, 1994), Twist mit Antje (short, 1996), Angst vorm Gott (documentary, 1998), Zu Besuch (1999), Pogge auf Brautschau (short, 1999), Die Wurstverkaeuferin (short, 2001), and the feature When the Right One Comes Along (Wenn der Richtige kommt, 2003).

Oliver Paulus was born in 1969 in Dornach/Switzerland. After studying Graphic Design in Basle, he worked as a freelance editor and enrolled at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg to study Directing and Screenwriting. A selection of his films includes: His Mother’s Voice (short, 1994), Zwischen Paris und Dakar (animated short, 1995), Reality (short, 1996), Der Tag an dem Otto kam (short, 1997), Eckfliesen (short, 1998), Die Wurstverkaeuferin (short, 2001), Das Geschenk(short, 2001), and the feature When the Right One Comes Along (Wenn der Richtige kommt, 2003).

Genre Comedy, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Directors Stefan HillebrandOliver Paulus
Screenplay Stefan HillebrandOliver Paulus
Cinematography Mathias Schick
André Bigoudi
Erdal Tosun
Nicole Hartmann
Cast Isolde FischerHelga GrimmeCan SenguelTuelay GoenenArcan Arican
Producers Oliver PaulusStefan HillebrandMathias Schick
Production Company Frischfilm/Mannheim, in co-production with Motorfilm/DornachMathias Schick Film/CologneSprint Film/DuesseldorfFar Horizons/Cologne
Length 81 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German/Turkish
Subtitled Versions English, French, Spanish
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals San Sebastian 2003, Monte Carlo 2003, Cardiff 2003, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2003, San Francisco Berlin & Beyond 2004, Palm Springs 2004, Solothurn 2004, Nuremberg 2004, Khanti-Mansiisk 2004, Schermi d’Amore Verona 2004, Montevideo 2004, Irkutsk 2004, Cluj 2004, Emden 2004, Setúbal 2004, Seattle 2004, Los Angeles 2004, Cologne Conference 2004, Jerusalem 2004, Madrid 2004, Denver 2004
Awards Special Mention San Sebastian 2003, Best First Feature San Francisco 2004, Best Actress Khanti-Mansiisk 2004, Best Actress Verona 2004, Best Actress & Best Director Irkutsk 2004, Special Mention Cluj 2004, Best First Feature Setúbal 2004
With backing from Migros Kulturprozent, Kanton Solothurn, Bundesamt fuer Kultur (CH), MFG Baden-Wuerttemberg, Filmstiftung NRW, Solothurner Filmtage
German Distributor Kool Filmdistribution/Freiburg i. Br.

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