Brief synopsis

Stan Ulam is a 30-year-old talented Polish Jewish mathematician, a good-looking bon vivant who is quick with a joke. Stan’s life becomes complicated when he loses his fellowship at Harvard but his best friend, the Hungarian genius Johnny von Neumann quickly offers him a mysterious job which takes him to New Mexico.

Stan moves to Los Alamos with Françoise, a French woman he meets and marries after a whirlwind romance. Surrounded by young, eccentric, charismatic immigrant scientists Stan begins top secret work on a nuclear bomb that could potentially blow up the entire world.

While desperately trying to help his sister flee Nazi occupied Poland, Stan teams up with Johnny to create the first computer giving birth to the digital age as Europe bursts into flames.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Philippe TłokińskiStanislaw Ulam [L]
Sam KeeleyJack Calkin [L]
Sabin TambreaKlaus Fuchs [SR]
Philipp ChristopherHenry Hitchens [SR]
Fabian KocięckiJohn von Neumann [SR]
Anne-Catrin MärzkeJacky [SR]
Mateusz WięcławekAdam Ulam [SR]
Kiana KlyschStephania Look-Alike [BP]
Camille MoutawakilMici Teller [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantMichael VogtPayroll (Gagen)
Production accountantJens Beyernicht die Payroll
Assistant production accountantClara Schindhelm
Director of photographyTudor Vladimir Panduru
1st assistant cameraBoroka Biro
2nd assistant cameraAlexander Andy
DIT digital imaging technicianPeter KreilDailies Grading
Casting directorEwa Hornich
Casting directorMałgorzata Lipmann
Costume designerJustyna Stolarz
WardrobeSally Seifert
DirectorThor Klein
1st AD (local system)Kristian Portz
2nd AD crowd (local system)Janina Isabel Weida
Script continuityEva Lechner
GafferMikolaj Car
Best boySebastian Lempe
Additional electricianRaban Jakob Friedrich1DT Steiger
Makeup artist / hair stylistMichael Kaepernickhair&make. up effect traditional 40‘s/ 50‘s
Makeup artist / hair stylistMonique Bredow
Additional make up artistDaniela Blaschke
Additional make up artistYvonne Joseph
Additional make up artistOliver Hildebrandt
Additional make up artistLorena Florina Eracle
Key makeup artist/hair stylistMonique Bredow
Key makeup artist/hair stylistHanka Thothistorisch 40/50ger/Biopic
ComposerAntoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
ProducerEvangelo Kioussis
ProducerLena Vurma
ProducerPaul ZischlerProduzent zischlermann filmproduktion
ProducerJoanna Szymańska
Production designerFlorian Kaposi
Assistant production designerFabienne MüllerArt Director
Art directorUdo Reinschke
Standby art directorAnika ´Nika´ Reichenbachhistorisch 40er/50er USA
Set decoratorFelicity Good
Assistant set decoratorFritzi Heubaum
Construction managerSven Oliver Gierse
Prop buyerKatharina Backhaus
Prop masterJulia KönigUSA 40er Jahre
Set dresserMark Reid Gazan
Set dresserSimon Rübesamen
Set dresserCarmen Scholle
Set dresserTatjana Kosanke
Set dresserStefan Ihde
Set dresserDaniel Peeck
Set dresserJan Alexander Schroeder
Set dresserBetül Ergin
Art department coordinatorMaja Nagrodzka
Assistent stand by propmanIraí Amana Martins de Souza
Location scoutChristian Anslinger
Stand by set builderAlexis Thelemann
Draughtsman/set designerAlain Verdickt
Property driverMirko Völkl
Production managerFabian Martin Diering
Production coordinatorClara Gerst
Production coordinatorLuise Hauschild
Assistant production managerMaria Magdalena Mitrovski
Unit managerBernd Reinink
Location managerMichał Korynek
Set manager/ floor managerGuillermo López
Assistant set/floor managerJonas Fey
Production driverMario Schulz [1]teilweise auch Setrunner und Produktionsassistenz
Production driverWilly Kristen
ScreenwriterThor Klein
Literary sourceStanislaw Ulam
Script consultantCornelia Hermann
Production sound mixerZofia Moruś

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Encore Inflight Limited [hk]Airlines
Filmwelt Verleihagentur [de]Germany
Gulf Film [ae]Middle East/ North Africa
Huanxi Media Group [cn]China
Indie Sales [fr]International sales
NFP Marketing & Distribution [de]
Rezo Films [fr]France
Rocket Releasing [ru]Russia, CIS & the Baltics
Samuel Goldwyn Films [us]North America

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter | Johanna RagwitzKomparsen-Datenbank
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceMarsh GmbH
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbHKB: Justyna Stolarz
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Justyna Stolarz
PropsHahn-GrafixGraphic Artist

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Thor Klein2020Fort Lauderdale Festival [us]President’s Award for Best FilmWinner
Thor Klein2020Fort Lauderdale Festival [us]Audience Award for Best DramaWinner
Lena Vurma2020Internationale Hofer Filmtage [de]VGF Young Producer AwardWinner

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releasePolandFriday, 11/06/2021
Theatre releaseTaiwanFriday, 21/05/2021