Indie Feature Film | 2019 | Tragicomedy | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting10/03/2019
End of shooting10/04/2019
LocationsStuttgart und Umgebung

Brief synopsis

The life of Karsten, a mortician, isn’t going that well at the moment. Just in time for Christmas, his parents inform him during the festive dinner that they want to commit suicide together. In five days. Usually used to death, he tries everything to convince the dear mother Marion and the father Theodor, suffering from Parkinson’s disease, not to pursue their plan. But the conflict about the self-determined death opens up old wounds – and as Karsten’s own health deteriorates rapidly, it is no longer clear who needs to be saved.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Fabian Hinrichs
Karsten Heller [L]
Franziska Walser
Marion Heller [L]
Michael WittenbornTheodor Heller [L]
Maresi RiegnerElli [SR]
Julia Richter
Sandra [SR]
Hede Beck
Heidi [SR]
Vilmar BieriBeinholt, Bestatter [SR]
Otiti EngelhardtDie Weihnachtsfrau [SR]
Johanna HankeFrau Warnicke [SR]
Jo JungWachtmeister Kaiser [SR]
Anne-Marie Lux
Ärztin [SR]
Amina MeraiPolizistin [SR]
Georg BlumreiterGeorg (Berater) [BP]
Reinhard MahlbergHannes [BP]
Rocco BrückSanitäter 1

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Digital film compositorMarco Haupt
ColoristAnis Fedaoui
Director of photographyAnne BolickAlexa Mini I Cookes S2
1st assistant cameraJan Wittkopp
2nd assistant cameraLisa Jilg
Rear projection plates operatorRobin LandsgesellPlate Assistant
Rear projection plates operatorThomas MatysiakProjektmanager
Rear projection plates operatorFelix MaulPlate Operator
Camera traineeJosef Helfer
Casting directorKaren Wendland
Extras/bit player castingAnnika Birgel
Costume designerTini Fetscher
Assistant costume designerNina Fanderl
DirectorChristian Werner
1st AD (local system)Kim Doyen
Script continuityKristina Gerasimova
EditorHenning Stöve
Key/dolly gripJohannes Grashorn
GafferTimon Dangel
Best boyMerlin Luong
Lighting technician / electricianJulian Pfaff
Additional electricianMarkus Ott3 Drehtage
Lighting assistantJakob Sinsel
Makeup artist / hair stylistMonika KnaufMaskenbildnerin
Makeup artist / hair stylistMiriam HauserMaskenbildnerin
Additional make up artistFrederika Höllrigl
ComposerPeer Kleinschmidt
ProducerSebastian Sawetzki
ProducerLukas Ritter
Production designerChristian Strang
Assistant production designerMarian Korenika
Prop masterMarkus Rapp
Standby propsJulia Nina Hartmann
Set dresserCaroline Tao Niang Liem
Assistant to propmaster /- buyerRomy Müller
Picture car coordinatorJaro Burbulla
Location scoutChristian Strang
Location scoutBirgit Hettich
Set builderFayik Erol
Rigging, special constructionsJaro Burbulla
Scenic painterVerena Spatz
Scenic painterMichaela Spatz
Scenic painterSaskia Schacht
Prop designerVera Mitterhuber
Graphic artistRomy Müller
Graphic artistJohannes Renz
Prop handMuriel Wandel
Property driverAlexander Dercks
Art department traineeLea Mobilia
Production managerTommy Niessner
Production coordinatorPatricia Langenhan
Unit managerSebastian Ebert
Set manager/ floor managerLara Paukstadt
Assistant set/floor managerGabriel Becker
PA internBenjamin WielandPraktikum in der Aufnahmeleitung
ScreenwriterDaniel Bickermann
Co-writerChristian Werner
Production sound mixerRüdiger Fleck
Boom operatorChristoph MysiakowskiBoom Operator
Sound re-recording mixerTobias Adam
Sound designerMaximilian Pongratz
Dialogue editorTobias Adam
Foley artistMaximilian Pongratz
Stunt coordinatorAlexander Mack
Stunt driverAlexander Mack
Commissioning editorBurkhard Althoff
Pr photographerFelix Meinhardt

Production companies

CompanyComment
Venice Pictures GmbH [de]
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel [de]coproduction

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesLicam GmbH
GripKamerabühne - Philipp Knopf
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceTeamwork-Filmservice GmbH
Production ServicesGreen Medien – die nachhaltige Agentur für Film und ServiceVermietung von Aufnahmeleiter-Equipment (Funkgeräte etc.)
Production ServicesMSB-Filmservice
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbH
Costumesco.co costume servicesKB: Tini Fetscher
Costumesco.co costume services
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHCostume supplies
DecorationDecorative Art Gallery
Vehicles and aircraftspolizeiteam.deUnipkws, Unipolis, Uniformen
Video/Computer PlaybackProduction Concept GmbH & Co. KGKFZ Plates
Film Processing/TransfersD-Facto Motion GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Christian Werner2020Best Feature Filmfeature film competitionWinner
Christian Werner2020Manfred Stelzer PreisSpielfilmwettbewerbNominated
Venice Pictures GmbH [de]2020Jupiter AwardBester TV SpielfilmNominated
Maresi Riegner2020Max Ophüls PrizeBest Young ActressWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020GermanyFilmfestival Max Ophüls PreisWettbewerb Spielfilm
2020USAFlickr Rhode Island Festival
2020GermanyFilmschau Baden-Württemberg

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyZDF [de]Thursday, 23/07/2020, 11.15 PM

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereThursday, 23/01/2020Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis