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First Man

OT: First Man

Damien Chazelle // USA, 2018
Fiction Feature // FF2018
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After the international success of La La Land, director Damien Chazelle and Darsteller Ryan Gosling set out for the moon – in a thrilling biopic about the US astronaut Neil Armstrong. He’s a 20th century hero: Neil Armstrong (Ryan Gosling). In the early morning of 21st July 1969 he clambered down from the landing craft and became the first human to walk on the moon. But before this pioneering mission came years of conflict and hardship – for Armstrong, but above all for his wife Janet (Claire Foy) and his family. The American space programme was dominated by dramatic events between 1961 and 1969, until Armstrong could finally say the famous words: “This is one small step for (a) man, but a giant leap for mankind.”


DAMIEN CHAZELLE (*1985) won two Golden Globe Awards for direction and screenplay for his musical La La Land (2016) and 6 Oscars, including for the Best Direction. In 2015, FILMFEST HAMBURG showed his second film Whiplash.



First Man

Fiction Feature





141 min

OV with German subtitles

Damien Chazelle

Josh Singer, basierend auf dem Buch von James R. Hansen

Ryan Gosling, Claire Foy, Jason Clarke, Kyle Chandler, Corey Stoll, Ciaran Hinds, Christopher Abbott, Patrick Fugit, Lukas Haas

Wyck Godfrey, Marty Bowen, Damien Chazelle

Linus Sandgren

Tom Cross

Justin Hurwitz

Nathan Crowley

Universal Pictures International Germany

Amblin Entertainment; DreamWorks; Perfect World Pictures; Temple Hill Entertainment; Universal Pictures

Antje Pankow, Universal Pictures International Germany GmbH: antje.pankow@nbcuni.com

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