Guys and Balls


1h 46m 2005

Brief Synopsis

Ecki is a young man who works in a bakery in Dortmund and plays soccer on his local team. Already under pressure for playing badly, his homophobic team members find out that he is gay and throw him off the team. With the help of his sister and a cranky former soccer star, he tries to form an all-gay

Film Details

Also Known As
Balls, Maenner wie wir, Manner wie wir, Men Like Us
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Regent Releasing
Location
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Synopsis

Ecki is a young man who works in a bakery in Dortmund and plays soccer on his local team. Already under pressure for playing badly, his homophobic team members find out that he is gay and throw him off the team. With the help of his sister and a cranky former soccer star, he tries to form an all-gay soccer squad to challenge his old team in a grudge match. Ecki's journey toward self-realization is filled with surprises, as he encounters a wide array of characters.

Crew

Oliver Agojo

Video

Sinan Akkus

Driver

Andrea Bakos

Wardrobe

Carsten Baum

Driver

Matthias Baumer

Lighting Technician

Jorg Becker

Assistant

Felix Bergander

Camera Assistant

Stefan Biebl

Steadicam Operator

Gabriele Binder

Costume Designer

Cordula Boy

Wardrobe

Daniela Braun

Graphics Coordinator

Claudia Brede

Continuity

Tilman Buttner

Steadicam Operator

Ergun Cankaya

Camera

Celio Castro

Lighting Technician

Nathalie Cloidt

Office Runner

Reinaldo Mondini Da Silva

Interpreter

Alexander Damaschke

Lighting Technician

Christopher Doll

Location Scout

Sven Ebenhardt

Dolly Grip

Patricia Eckermann

Production Assistant

Maren Eich

Set Decorator

Chris Evert

Production Manager

Tom Mirus Filmbau

Construction

Susanne Forster

Graphics Coordinator

Thomas Freudenthal

Art Director

David Friedewald

Driver

Kay Furtak

Caterer

Jeanette Goetz

Wardrobe

Benedikt Gollhardt

Screenplay

David Groenewold

Coproducer

Lion Gust

Lighting Technician

Clarissa Gutthoff

Props Buyer

Heinrich Hadding

Extras Agent/Coordinator

Kirsten Hager

Producer

Simone Hartmann

Key Grip

Tobias Hartmann

Choreographer

Lothar Hellinger

Set Production Assistant

Sven Herrmann

Production Manager

Derek Hielscher

Driver

Maximilian Hoever

Video

Nicole Penaranda Hohner

Assistant Director

Herbert Hoppe

Driver

Volker Horich

Other

Frauke Horn

Makeup Artist

Heidi Huber

Executive Producer

Cara Hunnekes

Set Decorator

Kim Høgh

Dolly Grip

Nicole Jednoralski

Set Production Assistant

Andrea Kluver

Other

Marcel Kommissin

Office Runner

Ozlem Konnuk

Editing

Marleen Konrad

Costume Designer

Andreas Korth

Special Effects

Thomas Kost

Photography

Britta Krahe

Costume Designer

Franz-xaver Kringer

Camera Assistant

Malte Kruger

Office Runner

Tobias Kukla

Location Manager

Martin Kuster

Set Decorator

Hanno Lentz

Camera

Volker Lorig

Pyrotechnics

Volker Lorig

Special Effects

Andreas Lucaben

Construction Coordinator

Bernd Markmann

Construction Manager

Rainer Marquass

Continuity

Michael Mohr

Stunts

Stefan Moller

Location Scout

Eric Moss

Producer

Georg Muller

Boom Operator

Sabine Muschalek

Makeup Artist

Manuel Mutzner

Other

Norman Neschen

Driver

Nessie Nesslauer

Casting

Mark Nolting

Production Manager

Stojan Petrov

Assistant Director

Pierre Pfundt

Location Assistant

Eva Poetsch

Other

Elmira Rafizadeh

Office Runner

Nils Rausch

Lighting Technician

Meiken Reissig

Wardrobe

Manjo Richter

Construction Coordinator

Marillo Ricken

Props Buyer

Julia Rieve

Production Assistant

Oliver Schafhausen

Best Boy

Matthias Scherer

Dolly Grip

Margreta Schmidt

Dga Trainee

Eva Schnare

Editor

Caroline Schneider

Office Runner

Andreas Schneppe

Producer

Tanja Schwichtenberg

Casting

Stefan Siemens

Construction Coordinator

Laif Siemer

Driver

Christian Spee

Camera Assistant

Mac Steinmeier

Stunts

Peter Studhalter

Other

Stefan Teichmann

Construction Coordinator

Martin Todsharow

Music Composer

Ilse Topfer

Assistant Art Director

Grube Venn

Gaffer

David Vogt

Production

Martina Volkmann

Wardrobe

Rolf Von Der Heydt

Photography

Hans Wackerlin

Painter

Uli Weidenbach

Choreographer

David Wenkel

Medic

Jurgen Wolf

Dolly Grip

Andreas Wolki

Sound Editor

Mortimer Wolter

Office Runner

Markus Wylegalla

Caterer

Film Details

Also Known As
Balls, Maenner wie wir, Manner wie wir, Men Like Us
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2005
Distribution Company
Regent Releasing
Location
Dortmund, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany; Cologne, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 46m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Winner of the Outfest Audience Award for Outstanding Narrative Feature at the 2005 Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2006

Released in United States July 2005

Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (International Feature Competition) July 7-18, 2005.

Released in United States Spring April 28, 2006

Released in United States on Video September 5, 2006

Released in United States July 2005 (Shown at Outfest: Los Angeles Gay & Lesbian Film Festival (International Feature Competition) July 7-18, 2005.)