Chicken with Plums

    All titles (3)
    Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Thriller | Belgium, France, Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting16/07/2010
    End of shooting16/09/2010
    LocationsBabelsberg
    Filming regionsEast Germany

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie91'
    Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
    Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

    Brief synopsis

    Teheran, 1958. Since his beloved violin was broken, Nasser Ali Khan, one of the most famous musicians of his time, has lost all taste for music. Finding no instrument worthy enough to remplace his violin, he decides he'll go to bed and wait for death. While hoping for it to come, he drifts into deep reveries as melancholy as they are joyful, which take him back to his youth. They lead him to speak with Azrael, the angel of death, and reveal his childrens' future. As the pieces of this puzzle fall into place, the shattering secret of his life is revealed: a magnificent love story that nourished his genius and his music.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Mathieu AmalricNasser Ali [L]
    Édouard BaerAzraėl [L]
    Maria De MedeirosFaringuisse [L]
    Golshifteh FarahaniIrāne [L]
    Éric CaravacaAbdi [L]
    Chiara MastroianniLili (adult) [L]
    Isabella RosselliniParvine [GS]
    Jamel DebbouzeLe Mendiant et Houshang [GS]
    Mathis BourCyrus [SR]
    Enna BallandLili [SR]
    Didier FlamandLe Maītre de Musique [SR]
    Serge AvédikianIrāne's father [SR]
    Rona HartnerSoudabeh [SR]Natascha Hirthe
    Christian SengewaldSocrate's Student [SR]
    Dustin GrafCyrus' son 1 [SR]
    Laura BaadeCyrus' daughter [SR]
    François LegrandLe directeur d'école [BP]
    Philipp PlessmannPuppeteer [BP]
    Julia GoldsternNancy [BP]
    Dietmar RüttigerPoker player [BP]
    Ilse StrambowskiOld Lady Bus

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    1st ADJérôme Zajdermann
    3rd ADPhilipp Kramer
    Miniature supervisorAlexander Friedrich [1]
    Telecine operatorChristine Hiam
    35mm Dailies
    35mm Dailies
    Director of photographyChristophe Beaucarne
    Video assist/playback operatorMartin Bartels
    Still photographerReiner Bajo
    Isabella Rossellini days
    Isabella Rossellini days
    Casting directorAnja Dihrberg
    Extras/bit player castingJohanna Ragwitz
    Costume designer (creator)Madeline Fontaine
    Assistant costume designerChristian Roehrs
    Fitting Extras / 30-40er
    Fitting Extras / 30-40er
    WardrobeTheresa Anna Luther
    KB:Madeline Fontaine/30s, 5os/Crowd
    KB:Madeline Fontaine/30s, 5os/Crowd
    Draper / patternmakerJeanette Apel
    DirectorVincent Paronnaud
    DirectorMarjane Satrapi
    Script continuityNancy Rivas
    EditorStéphane Roche
    Assistant editorMirko Scheel
    Key gripElmar Suska
    Dolly Grip B Cam
    Dolly Grip B Cam
    Key gripMichael Müller [4]
    GripHeiko Klimenko
    main unit grip
    main unit grip
    Lighting technician / electricianFlorian 'Flo' Schlegel
    rigging unit
    rigging unit
    Lighting technician / electricianBeda Mulzer
    Lighting technician / electricianStefan Diercks
    rigging crew Uwe Stark
    rigging crew Uwe Stark
    Additional electricianTilo Glawe
    Key makeup artistNathalie Tissier
    Makeup artist / hair stylistAnna von Gwinner
    Makeup artist / hair stylistKatja Melches
    Additional make up artistAnnett Schulze
    20-er bis 90-er Jahre
    20-er bis 90-er Jahre
    Additional make up artistKatharina Rebecca Thieme
    period 1950
    period 1950
    Hair stylistStéphane Malheu
    ComposerOlivier Bernet
    ProducerHengameh Panahi
    Production designerUdo Kramer
    Art directorStefan Claus Hauck
    Period Film
    Period Film
    Set decoratorBernhard Henrich
    Art department assistantJennie Konrad
    Set Dec. Assistant
    Set Dec. Assistant
    Construction managerRobert Reblin
    2nd Const. Manager
    2nd Const. Manager
    Prop masterAlexis Teller
    Prop Master
    Prop Master
    Standby propsAndreas Huschke
    Set dresserBettina Saul
    greens
    greens
    Art department coordinatorCarolin Langenbahn
    Assistant stand by propsTabea Schweiger
    Greens personUli Passauer
    Set builderHelko Klünder
    Stand by set builderLars Dicht
    Draughtsman/set designerMartin Berg [1]
    Modelmaker Artdep., Prop PopUp
    Modelmaker Artdep., Prop PopUp
    Draughtsman/set designerZelda Alcan
    Draughtsman/set designerMichael Fissneider
    Draughtsman/set designerPatrick Herzberg
    Set Designer
    Set Designer
    Scenic painterIsabelle Schnabel
    im Rahmen der Ausbildung
    im Rahmen der Ausbildung
    Scenic painterMarian Handrack
    Scenic painterReiner Behrends
    Fassadenimitation, Patinierung
    Fassadenimitation, Patinierung
    Prop builderFumiari Ogawa
    Prop builderAlessandro Emilio La Rocca
    Prop builderDorit Agater
    Mitarbeit am Modelbau
    Mitarbeit am Modelbau
    Graphic artistAnnika Nina Kiel
    Set builder assistantTom Kirsten
    Construction Driver
    Construction Driver
    Line producerFrançois-Xavier Decraene
    Production managerJasmina Torbati
    Senior stage managerMichael Guthke
    Studiol. Studio Babelsberg AG
    Studiol. Studio Babelsberg AG
    Production coordinatorKatharina Gapski
    Production coordinatorTine Hoefke
    Vorbereitung
    Vorbereitung
    Assistant production managerMelanie Sauer
    Office PA
    Office PA
    Assistant production managerMilena Bomalick
    Asst. Production Coordinator
    Asst. Production Coordinator
    Unit managerWassili Zygouris
    Unit Manager
    Unit Manager
    Transportation coordinatorTimo Dobbert
    Set manager/ floor managerBenedikt Bothe
    Production secretarySylke Ferber
    Vorbereitung
    Vorbereitung
    Assistant set/floor managerRoy Luchterhand
    Production driverThomas Siegert
    Transportation Assistant
    Transportation Assistant
    ScreenwriterVincent Paronnaud
    ScreenwriterMarjane Satrapi
    Production sound mixerGilles Laurent [1]
    Special effects technicianKlaus Mielich
    technical & crew Co-ordinator
    technical & crew Co-ordinator
    Child supervisorStéphanie Bréard

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Celluloid Dreams [fr]
    The Manipulators [de]

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    CastingAnja Dihrberg Casting
    Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter | Johanna Ragwitz
    Finance/Law/InsuranceMecon Media Concept Ltd. [de]
    Gagenabrechnung (Komparsen)
    Gagenabrechnung (Komparsen)
    Office Services, -Supplies, TranslationsManthey Bürotechnik OHG
    Kopierer, Drucker
    Kopierer, Drucker
    Production ServicesCarry Grand Limousinen+Shuttleservice
    CG Fahrservice
    CG Fahrservice
    Production ServicesFilm Service Berlin
    Helping Hands
    Helping Hands
    Production ServicesMama-Filmcatering GmbH
    Filmcatering
    Filmcatering
    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
    Mietwagen
    Mietwagen
    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationTour Atlantica Lufthansa City Center
    CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbH
    CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
    Kostümequipment
    Kostümequipment
    CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
    KB:Madeline Fontaine
    KB:Madeline Fontaine
    DecorationBig Image Systems Deutschland GmbH
    1200m² DigiDruck
    1200m² DigiDruck
    DecorationUnternehmen Schön
    Historisches Holzleitergerüst & Treppen
    Historisches Holzleitergerüst & Treppen
    Makeup and Hairon the movie
    Trailers & Drivers
    Trailers & Drivers
    Vehicles and aircraftsFilmfahrzeuge- & Setbetreuung Christian Schulz
    diverse Oldtimer vor 1944
    diverse Oldtimer vor 1944
    Vehicles and aircraftsHERO CARS BERLIN
    Ford,Renault,Cadillac,Jaguar
    Ford,Renault,Cadillac,Jaguar

    Festivals

    YearCountryFestivalComment
    2011ItalyVenice Film FestivalCompetition

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 05/01/2012
    Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 26/10/2011