Fortress

    All titles (2)
    Feature Film | 2010-2011 | Drama, Family | Germany

    Shooting data

    Start of shooting14/09/2010
    End of shooting31/10/2010
    LocationsHessen (Germany)

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie85 min.
    Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 4K

    Brief synopsis

    Johanna, 13, has fallen in love with Christian, the 15-year-old son of the school's physical education teacher. It's her first experience of the kind and she's just beginning to negotiate the complexities of her feelings when her absent father returns home. And with him two other, unwelcome inhabitants of the house: violence and fear. Though her mother Erika's injuries mount, Johanna is under strict orders: what happens in the house must stay in the house. Meanwhile Johanna's love story continues. But her new love comes with mixed feelings. Is it always like this? Is love always entangled with guilt?

    Johanna (13) ist verliebt - doch wie soll sie ihre ‚erste Liebe’ leben, während gleichzeitig der gewalttätige Vater wieder in das Familienhaus zurückkehrt? Zerrissen zwischen der Loyalität zu ihrem Vater und der Liebe zu ihrem ersten Freund, gerät die 13-jährige Johanna immer mehr unter Druck und trifft eine folgenschwere Entscheidung. Eine Geschichte über Familiengeheimnisse, über die Macht der Loyalität und die Kraft, aus ihr auszubrechen.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Elisa EssigJohanna [L]
    Ansgar GöbelChristian Waidele [SR]
    Antonia PankowMoni [SR]
    Ursina Lardi
    Erika [SR]
    Peter LohmeyerRobert [SR]
    Karoline HerfurthClaudia [SR]
    Christian WittmannTom [SR]
    Bernd Michael LadeHerr Waidele
    Monika LennartzGroßmutter

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Production accountantLies Schumandl
    Director of photographyChristine A. Maier
    1st assistant cameraNina MettmannRED
    2nd assistant cameraAndreas Kunz| RedOneMX
    DIT digital imaging technicianAlexander Jentzim Wechsel mit Simon Veroneg
    DIT digital imaging technicianSimon Veroneg
    Still photographerSven Meyer
    Casting directorDoris BorkmannErwachsenencasting
    Casting directorBritt BeyerKinder- u. Jugendcasting
    Costume designerStephanie Rieß
    Assistant costume designerUte Grenzplus Garderobe am Set
    DirectorKirsi Marie Liimatainen
    Script supervisorMichael ReinhardtRED Mysterium-X
    Storyboard artistMax Julian Otto
    Trainee director's departmentPaul Weiss
    EditorSarah J. Levine
    Key/dolly gripMarc Albrecht
    Grip assistantTarik Dorbane
    GafferSven Meyer
    Best boyBenjamin Taye
    Lighting technician / electricianTobias Graf28 Tage/Days
    Makeup artist / hair stylistNadine Schränkler
    Key makeup artist/hair stylistHedi Mayr-Hassler
    ComposerMatthias Petsche
    SongThomas Mehlhorninsgesamt 3 Songs
    ProducerMeike Kordes
    ProducerAlexandra Kordes
    ProducerKatharina HaaseProjektvorbereitung
    Production designerAnette Kuhn
    Assistant production designerJulia Ries
    Prop masterDaniel Sandberg
    Standby propsJeannine Ulrich/contemporary / Production Design Anette Kuhn
    Scenic painterFelix Maurice Manchon
    Property driverThomas Goldfuß
    Art department traineeJanina Schimmelbauer
    Assistant to line producerDavid Kussel
    Unit production managerFrank Zahl
    Production coordinatorKatrin Dröse
    Post production coordinatorLaura Strack
    Assistant to production managerFelix Manthey
    Unit managerJacob Michael Fries
    Set manager/ floor managerBenjamin Steinbrenner
    Assistant set/floor managerPeter Golovtchiner
    PA internSusanne Pein
    ScreenwriterNicole Armbruster
    Production sound mixerJacob Ilgner
    Boom operatorBilge Bingül
    Sound designerAndre ZacherSounddesigner
    Dialogue editorMuhammad Satter
    Foley editorHelene Seidl
    Foley recordistJohannes Hampel
    Foley artistPeter Roigk
    Stunt coordinatorRobert BeckerAuto Crash
    Commissioning editorJörg Schneider [1]
    Marketing, public relationMarie Haas

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH [de]
    ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel [de]Koproduktion

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Farbfilm Verleih GmbH [de]

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesMBF Filmtechnik GmbHRED MX
    Cameras and UtilitiesWell DoneDIT inkl. Technik
    StuntsBecker Stunts [de]
    Lighting and UtilitiesMBF Filmtechnik GmbH
    Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)Versicherung
    Production Servicesdo-disturbdo-disturb-catering.
    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbHMietwagen
    CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Stephanie Rieß
    PropsHahn-GrafixGraphic Artist
    PropsMain-MotivProduktionsbedarf + Requisiten

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen2012Max Ophüls Preis 2012Preis der JugendjuryWinner
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen2012achtung berlin - new berlin film awardBeste RegieWinner
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen2012Metropolis - Deutscher RegiepreisBeste Regie NachwuchsNominated
    Kirsi Marie Liimatainen2013Festival des deutschen FilmsLichtblickeNominated

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanyZDF [de]Monday, 04/08/2014

    Cinema

    TypeCountryDateComment
    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 13/09/2012