Hapless Hans2018-09-26T20:03:55+00:00


“Hapless Hans” is Rena Dumonts second short film (amer: short movie) (approx. 27 min). It is set in the sixties contrasting a totalitarian Czechoslovakia to an economically prospering (Federal Republic of) Germany. The shooting (filming) took place in August 2017 with a German-Czech (film) crew.


The grumpy factory employee Hans Himmelreich has to travel behind the Iron Curtain into a profoundly communist Czechoslovakia of the sixties to have his deceased grandmother buried. Despite prejudice he unexpectetly finds happiness in this Sudeten German province.


Making of


The “Hapless Hans” was filmed in München(Germany) and Nahořany, Strakonice, Katovice, Čestice, Strašice, Volyně und Lhota pod Kůstrým(Czech Republic).

The Cast

Markus Hering

Hans Himmelreich

David Prachař


Igor Chmela


Lucie Polišenská


Jean Luc Bubert


Rena Dumont



Rena Dumont
Rena DumontScreenply/Director/Producer
Thomas Bresinsky
Thomas BresinskyDirector of Photography
Marc Parisotto
Marc ParisottoSound Recordist
Nikolai Huber
Nikolai HuberCamera Assistant
René Dumont
René DumontSet Designer
Lena Lauzemis
Lena LauzemisSet Designer
Till Ulbrich
Till Ulbrich1. AD
Carola Tautz
Carola Tautz2. AD
Renate Navratil
Renate NavratilUnit Manager
George Steffens
George SteffensLight Designer
Joachim “Cooper“ Schlag
Joachim “Cooper“ SchlagBestboy
Sonja Beutelmann
Sonja BeutelmannScript / Continuity
Ngozi Unamba Oparah
Ngozi Unamba OparahCostume Designer
Lisa Schmidt-Hausser
Lisa Schmidt-HausserWardbrobe Mistress
Dora Zábranská
Dora ZábranskáLocation Manager
Franziska Kabutke
Franziska KabutkeProduction Manager
Aline Meusel
Aline MeuselMake up and Hair Designer
Klára Hubalová
Klára HubalováMakeup and Hair Stylist
Michaela Hroudová
Michaela HroudováWardbrobe Mistress
Rostislav Štěpánek
Rostislav ŠtěpánekMakeup and Hair Stylist
Dascha Dumont
Dascha DumontCamera Clapper
Rocco Dumont
Rocco DumontSound Assistant
Nadezda Zednik
Nadezda ZednikCaterer
Jaroslava Kubková
Jaroslava KubkováCaterer
J. C. Stenzel
J. C. StenzelCaterer
Pavel Prantl
Pavel PrantlSet Runner/Wardbrobe Bus Driver
Tomáš Kotek
Tomáš KotekSet Runner/Driver
 Martin Voldřich
Martin VoldřichSet Runner
Editor Czech Rep…..Filip Oberfalcer
Editor Germany….Maik Wieczorek
Sounddesign…Phillip Mottl
Colorgrading…Thomas Bresinsky
Visual Effects Supervisor…Nikolai Huber
Sound Mix…. Michael Hinreiner
Music Composer…Stephan Willing
Main&End Title Design…Markus Jungen


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Rena Dumont
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Czech Republic
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