TV Movie | 2021 | arte, ZDF [de] | Drama, Period | Germany
The project "Honecker und der Pastor (aka Honecker / Holmer)" has been editorially approved, but continues to be regularly reviewed, updated and supported through to release by our editors. Please inform us of missing, false or outdated data.

Shooting data

Start of shooting23/02/2021
End of shooting26/03/2021
Number of shooting days24
LocationsPotsdam und Umgebung, Studio Babelsberg

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie90
Aspect ratioWidescreen UNIVISIUM (35mm, 1 : 2)
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

"Honecker und der Pastor" führt die Zuschauerinnen und Zuschauer in den kleinen Ort Lobetal bei Bernau. Hier lebt Uwe Holmer mit seiner Frau und seinen beiden jüngsten Kindern. Neben der Arbeit als Pastor und Bürgermeister leitet er eine Anstalt für obdachlose, alkoholkranke und behinderte Menschen. Auch er und seine Familie haben jahrelang unter dem DDR-Regime gelitten. Trotzdem ist er als einziger bereit, die Honeckers bei sich aufzunehmen. Der Film erzählt die insgesamt fast zehn Wochen, in denen das ehemalige Diktatorenehepaar beim streng gläubigen Kirchenmann und seiner Familie wohnt.
(ZDF)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Edgar SelgeErich Honecker [L]
Hans Uwe BauerUwe Holmer [L]
Steffi KühnertSigrid Holmer [L]
Barbara SchnitzlerMargot Honecker [L]
Axel PrahlHerr Schimke [GS]
Anna LoosVerkäufer [GS]
Kurt KrömerSeller [GS]
Pauline KnofSonja Honecker [SR]
Stephan GrossmannScheuert [SR]
Oscar Ortega SànchezKessler [SR]
Levi EisenblätterRoberto Yanez [SR]
Ulrich FaßnachtSchmerzke [SR]
Jörg GudzuhnPastor Löben [SR]
Michèl KellerModerator [SR]
Vincent KrügerThomas [SR]
Luzia OppermannKerstin Fischer [SR]
Judith SteinhäuserChristine [SR]
Ekaterina ChapandzeReporter [BP]
Oliver DassingVolkspolizist [BP]
Maxi GeithnerJenny [BP]
Brigitte Liefers-WähnerFrau Krause [BP]
Tom SielskiPfleger Dennis [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantIna Stahnsdorf-Novotny
Director of photographyRalf Noack
Additional photographyPhilip Jestädt
1st assistant cameraNiklas DietzB Kamera | Alexa LF - Supreme Primes
1st assistant cameraFrederik Tegethoff
2nd assistant cameraFlorian Hornung
DIT digital imaging technicianNicolas Giraldon
Video assist/playback operatorFelix Maul
Still photographerConny Klein
Casting directorUwe Bünker
Costume designerLucie Bates
Assistant costume designerNora Bates
WardrobeAntje Rohrberg
WardrobeSusanne Vierkötter
Additional wardrobeIsa Fritsch
Additional wardrobeMarita Hoffjann
DirectorJan Josef Liefers
1st AD (local system)Tom Sielski
2nd AD crowd (local system)Christina Kiermayer
3rd AD crowd (local system)Valerie Wagner [1]
Script supervisorSusanne Liebetrau
Actor coach (children)Jürgen Trott
EditorRichard Krause
Assistant editorJana Briesner
Key/dolly gripJörg Mertink
Grip assistantJamie Spedding
GafferPepi Rieck
Best boyMichael Schreiber
Lighting technician / electricianDietrich Schönherr
Lighting technician / electricianKolja HundsdörferRigging Unit
Lighting technician / electricianArtjom Tommy Antipin
Makeup artist / hair stylistUta Spikermann
Makeup artist / hair stylistGrit Kosse
Additional make up artistNicole Förster
Additional make up artistBabette Bröseke
Additional make up artistKarla Meirer
Additional make up artistAnna Gutmann
ProducerJan Josef Liefers
ProducerWiebke Fromholz
Production designerFrank Polosek
Assistant production designerIndira Thümmler
Construction managerUwe Schaer
Prop masterHarry Rischmüller
Standby propsBea Kosubek
Property assistantSarah Lange
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerLisa Jacobi
Location scoutRaidar Huber
Property driverJens Schlemmer
Line producerMarcus Boehnke
Production managerMarcus Boehnke
Production coordinatorJulie Wagner
Health and safety coordinatorChristin Ressel
Health and safety coordinatorPatrick Krienke
Assistant production managerTeresa Löffelhardt
Unit managerRoland Kanamüller
Location managerMarko Hofmann
Set manager/ floor managerFernando de Bran
Assistant set/floor managerAndre Reinhold
Assistant set/floor managerTim Ahrens
Set runnerTim Pohl
Production driverGerhard Hagemeier
Production driverHagen Ohlendorf
Production driverBernd KoeppeCast & Produktionsfahrer
ScreenwriterFred Breinersdorfer
Production sound mixerFrank Heidbrink
Boom operatorOliver Schnug
Second boom operatorKaroline Schürer
Special effects supervisorJens Doeldissen
Special effects technicianDawid Swatko
Special effects technicianRolf Wasgint
Special effects technicianMatthias Stutz
Commissioning editorDaniel Blum
Commissioning editorOlaf Grunert
Child supervisorAnnett Franz
Hygiene officerChristin Ressel
Occupational safety specialistPatrick Krienke

Production companies

CompanyComment
Radio Doria Film GmbH [de]

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesLudwig Kameraverleih GmbH
Cameras and UtilitiesMind and Image GmbH & Co. KG
CastingUwe Bünker Casting GbR [de]
Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur Filmgesichter | Johanna Ragwitz
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)Versicherung
Production ServicesMonsieur Cinéma Filmcatering UG (formerly La Buvette)
Production ServicesSchönwitz Filmservice
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationMEDIAS Reiseservice
CostumesCOMME des COSTUMESKB: Lucie Bates
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbHKB: Lucie Bates
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHCostume supplies
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Lucie Bates
DecorationAdlershofer Fundus
DecorationStudio Babelsberg AG [de]
Locations and StudiosStudio Babelsberg AG [de]
Makeup and HairJOLA-RentMaskenmobil 7,5t
Special Effectsfilm-effects (formerly Effective GmbH)
Vehicles and aircraftsCars for MoviesSpielfahrzeuge Ost