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Eine Handvoll Wasser | © JIP Film und Verleih
© JIP Film und Verleih

A Handful of Water

  • Licht (Working title)
All titles (4)
Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama | Germany

Brief synopsis

Konrad, 85, is a notoriously grumpy old man. And on top of it all, his daughter now wants to adopt her lesbian girlfriend’s children.

Thurba, 10, runs away from the police who try to deport her family. But they can only deport them if all the children are present. So Thurba takes off through a second-floor window and runs away, for the sake of her family.

Konrad wakes up in the middle of the night. There’s something in the basement? Quietly, he sneaks downstairs, armed with a nail gun, and fires into the darkness, hitting Thurba, who screams like a banshee. Thurba has nowhere to go and he shot her. But something about the girl from Yemen moves him, whether he likes it or not. When Thurba offers him a deal, he has to make a decision.

(https://festival.hofer-filmtage.com/en_EN/films/a-handful-of-water.15621)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Jürgen ProchnowKonrad [L]
Milena PribakThurba [L]
Anja Schiffel
Ingrid [L]
Pegah FerydoniAmal [L]
Anke SevenichPolice officer Dix [SR]
Rainer EwerrienMr Probst [SR]
Regine VergeenNeighbour [SR]
Isabel BerghoutStewardess [SR]
Paul HofmannPolizist [SR]
Julian TzschentkePolizist [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Director of photographyTristan Chenais
1st assistant cameraArmin Karahasanovic
A-Cam
A-Cam
2nd assistant cameraLeon Frind
DIT digital imaging technicianChristian Dressler
Still photographerDaniel Dornhöfer
Costume designerSusanne Roggendorf
Assistant costume designerAnna-Katharina Eck
DirectorJakob Zapf
1st AD (local system)Adrian Maximilian Hoehl
/ 1. AD
/ 1. AD
Crowd 2nd AD (local system)Alexander Frank
Script continuitySophie Werthen
trainee
trainee
Actor coach (children)Alexander Frank
EditorSanjeev Hathiramani
Assistant editorVincent Jost
Key gripJulius v. Schnurbein
GafferMerlin Luong
Lighting technician / electricianMahir Dogan
Additional electricianJulius v. Schnurbein
Hair/makeup supervisorJanine Zabel
Key makeup artistJanine Zabel
Makeup artist / hair stylistElouisa Kotterba
Additional Make-Up Artist
Additional Make-Up Artist
Makeup artistEmre Güney
ComposerMarkus Paichrowski
MusicianRalf Merten
MusicianArnold Ilg
MusicianAlmut Frenzel-Riehl
MusicianAnna-Maria Lenz
MusicianLaurent Weibel
ProducerJakob Zapf
ProducerAndrea Simml
ProducerTonio Kellner
Neopol Film
Neopol Film
Associate producerJérôme Blesson
Production designerMike Schäfer
Set decoratorDoris Dreyer
Art department assistantDor Keren
Standby propsMartha Funke
Set builderJens Westermann
Line producerAndrea Simml
Production managerTonio Kellner
Assistant production managerAntonia Best
Nur Postproduktion
Nur Postproduktion
Unit manager (local system)Caroline Isabelle Dyrek
Set manager/ floor managerLevin Kärcher
Production secretaryCaroline Isabelle Dyrek
Pre-Production
Pre-Production
Assistant set/floor managerValentin Engelland
PA internJoshua Biesenthal
ScreenwriterMarcus Seibert
ScreenwriterB. A. Ashu
ScreenwriterJakob Zapf
Script translatorMireille Onon
Translation DE - FR
Translation DE - FR
Production sound mixerDirk Krecker
Sound re-recording mixerMoritz Corell
Sound re-recording mixerAndreas Radzuweit
Sound designerMoritz Corell
Foley recordistNormann Büttner
Dialogue coachTeresa Harder
Pr photographerRalf Werner
Premiere photography Frankfurt
Premiere photography Frankfurt

Production companies

CompanyComment
Neopol Film, Kellner & Zapf GbR

Distribution / Sales companies

CompanyComment
JIP Film und Verleih [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesMBF Filmtechnik GmbH
Lighting and UtilitiesMBF Filmtechnik GmbH
CostumesFilmcops e.K.
Polizeiuniformen Hessen & Polizeirequisiten
Polizeiuniformen Hessen & Polizeirequisiten
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Costume supplies
Costume supplies
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB: Susanne Roggendorf
KB: Susanne Roggendorf
PropsGRAFIKWERK
MOVIEPHONEs / Digitaldrucke
MOVIEPHONEs / Digitaldrucke
PropsSonnewald

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Jakob Zapf2022Socially Relevant Film Festival NY [us]
Jury Special Mention Best Feature Film
Jury Special Mention Best Feature FilmWinner
Jakob Zapf2022Socially Relevant Film Festival NY [us]
Vision Award Best Film
Vision Award Best FilmWinner
Jürgen Prochnow2021Buenos Aires International Film Festival [ar]
Best Actor
Best ActorNominated
Jakob Zapf2021Tryon International Film Festival [us]
Human Rights and Dignity Award
Human Rights and Dignity AwardWinner
Jakob Zapf2021SIERRA INTERNATIONAL FILM WEEKEND [bo]
Narrative Feature Film
Narrative Feature FilmNominated
Jakob Zapf2021Prague Film Awards [cz]
Best Feature Film
Best Feature FilmNominated
Jakob Zapf2021Oslo Film Festival [no]
Best Foreign Film
Best Foreign FilmNominated
Jakob Zapf2021Madrid International Film Festival [es]
Talented New Filmmaker
Talented New FilmmakerWinner
Jakob Zapf2021International Diversity Film Festival [us]
Best International Film
Best International FilmWinner
Jakob Zapf2021Firenze Film Festival [it]
Best Director
Best DirectorWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021GermanyFestival of German Film Ludwigshafen
2021GermanyLichter Filmfest
Hessenpremiere
Hessenpremiere
2020GermanyInternationale Hofer Filmtage

Cinema releases and premieres

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 11/11/2021
PremiereSaturday, 24/10/2020Hofer Filmtage [de]