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The Founder (2012)

Der Gründer (original title)
An alien from the planet Antoria lands on Earth and is promptly assaulted by the porn producer Gerhard Hornbacher, who steals his "form changer". Hornbacher sees this as a way to make money... See full summary »

Director:

Eric Dean Hordes (as Eric Hordes)

Writer:

Eric Dean Hordes (as Eric Hordes)
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Helmut Krauss Helmut Krauss ... Gerhard Hornbacher
Vera Göpfert Vera Göpfert ... Angella Atoma
Santiago Ziesmer Santiago Ziesmer ... Torok
Pierre Kiwitt ... Tobias Hornbacher
Julie Trappett Julie Trappett ... Belana Hodzic
Uwe Karpa Uwe Karpa ... Glenny Rosenberg
Cecilia Pillado ... Simonetta Paternostro
Ingo Frischeisen Ingo Frischeisen ... Ingo Ingold
Ades Zabel Ades Zabel ... Gina Gaydt
Rainer König Rainer König ... Frl. Müller / Renato / Jesus / Peter Zwickel
Julia Kratz Julia Kratz ... She-Borg
Michael Fritz Schumacher Michael Fritz Schumacher ... Esak DeVito (as Michael Schumacher)
Wolfgang Völz Wolfgang Völz ... Gott
Karlo Hackenberger Karlo Hackenberger ... Tobias Hornbacher (voice)
Marianne Gross Marianne Gross ... Angella Atoma (voice)
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An alien from the planet Antoria lands on Earth and is promptly assaulted by the porn producer Gerhard Hornbacher, who steals his "form changer". Hornbacher sees this as a way to make money and founds the spiritual TV channel "Teleportal", where he offers people the opportunity to flee to Antoria to escape the impending destruction of the Earth, for a price of course.

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Comedy | Sci-Fi

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Inspired by the life of Thomas G. Hornauer who was known for his spiritual TV channel "Kanal Telemedial" and the misuse of money of his followers. Also he was known as a porno producer and owner of various sex hotlines. He actually sued the makers of the movie for mockery of his ideas. The court of Stuttgart allowed him to see the movie and to request changes as needed. However nothing was changed and the movie was released. See more »

Connections

References Plan 9 from Outer Space (1957) See more »

Soundtracks

Queen of Babylon
Lyrics by Julie Trappett
Music by Wolfram Spyra, Ingo Frischeisen and Eric Dean Hordes
Performed by Jennah Karthes (as Jennah Karthes) and Helmut Krauss
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Complete trash
24 November 2016 | by oyesusanneSee all my reviews

This movie is a parody of the real-life story of Thomas G. Hornauer, who got quite rich with phone sex hotlines and then decided to open a "spiritual TV channel" to suck up even more money from gullible viewers. His bizarre ramblings became pretty popular in the German corner of the Internet and ultimately inspired the creation of this movie.

Of course, this is complete low-budget trash that for some inconceivable reason some quite famous German actors agreed to star in. It is fun to watch, but you're going to miss out on a lot if you're not familiar with the stuff that inspired it.


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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

21 December 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

The Founder See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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Budget:

EUR10,000 (estimated)
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Hordes Film See more »
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