Houston (formerly Headhunter) is a drama written and directed by Bastian Günther, starring Ulrich Tukur as a German corporate headhunter who travels to Houston, Texas, in pursuit of an oil company CEO, only to have his life fall apart.
The film will have its world premiere at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival.
Clemens Trunschka is a professional headhunter for an auto company in Germany, a family man whose expertise has landed him a very special assignment: to secretly recruit Steve Ringer away from running his Houston oil firm to become the CEO of Trunschka’s German employer.
But the assignment appears to be cursed; Ringer is unapproachable and surrounded by a coterie of over-protective assistants, and Trunschka has to stalk Ringer in Houston, just as his own family life starts to break apart.
Once overseas, Trunschka appears to be baffled by America, and he falls under the sway of the slippery Robert Wagner, who claims to be ideally connected to help Trunschka out, but whose every notion helps destroy Trunschka’s career as well as his moral compass…
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