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Bernard and Huey

USA, 2017, 89 (min)
World Premiere

  • Director: Dan Mirvish
  • Cast: David Koechner, Jim Rash, Sasha Alexander, Mae Whitman

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Dan Mirvish

Co-founder of the Slamdance Film Festival and acclaimed writer/director Dan Mirvish’s film “Open House” led the Academy Awards to controversially rewrite their rules on the Best Original Musical category. His 2012 film “Between Us” screened in over 20 festivals world-wide after being nominated for the German Independence Award. 

Based on characters that originally appeared in Jules Feiffer‘s Pulitzer
Prize-winning Village Voice comic strip dating back to 1957, Jules wrote the screenplay to „Bernard and Huey“ in 1986. The film starts with ladies man Huey (played by SNL comedian David Koechner) and his nebbish best friend Bernard (played by Oscar winner Jim Rash). Flash forward 25 years and their roles are reversed. Bernard is now a successful New York bachelor, and Huey arrives on his doorstep looking old and washed up – and in need of his couch. As the two reconnect, Bernard starts dating Huey‘s estranged daughter Zelda, an aspiring cartoonist, and Huey seduces various women in Bernard‘s life, including workmate Mona and his on-again-off-again girlfriend Roz (Sasha Alexander in tour-de-force performance). Young Zelda treats Bernard like Huey treats women, and Huey and Bernard fall back to their old ways as the ladies‘ man and the nebbish. But along the way, Huey reunites with his ex-wife, Aggie, his brother Marty, and reconnects with Zelda. And Bernard finally realizes that he may indeed wind up with a woman old enough to be his wife. Mirvish delivers a delightfully wry comedy, and the cast sparkles in this joyful gem about men – and the women who complicate their lives.


theater hof /19 15.09.17 - 19:00
cine k/Studio 16.09.17 - 14:30