Brief synopsis

Andi’s life is a constant battle. Work on the construction site is getting to him and doesn’t bring in enough money to make ends meet. Arranging his life around his three children and their respective mothers is already hard and his often aggressive, unaccommodating behaviour doesn’t help. His rent in arrears, Andi must raise 5,000 Euros in a hurry to avoid eviction. Sonja, the mother of his youngest daughter Fiou and the woman he still loves, wants to help. She secretly uses her new lover’s savings but, when the latter finds out, he blows his top. Sonja gives Andi an ultimatum: if he fails to pay back the money within two weeks, she’ll stop him from seeing Fiou. Andi’s only chance appears to be an amateur boxing tournament with a hefty cash prize. He throws himself into training like a man possessed.
(https://www.berlinale.de/en/programme/programme/detail.html?film_id=202001223)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Jannis NiewöhnerAndi [L]
Lena TroninaSonja [L]
Carol SchulerIsabel [SR]
Oliver Konietzny
Jan [SR]
Sascha Alexander GeršakMikael [SR]
Eline DoenstNikki [SR]
Giuseppe BonvissutoRonny [SR]
Sophia DemerFiou [SR]
Rostyslav BomeMike [SR]
Anne-Kathrin Gummich
n.n. [SR]
Lorna IshemaArchana [SR]
Peter SchneiderKrusche [SR]
Oleg TikhomirovViktor [SR]
Mark ZakValujev/Box Arzt [SR]
Erhan ErdoganSimon [BP]
Sheri HagenSchalterfrau [BP]
Antje LewaldImbissdame [BP]
Delian BewerRonny (Double)

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantJutta A. Groß-Holler
Assistant production accountantSeralp Kaethner
Ass. der Buchhaltung J. Dickershoff
Ass. der Buchhaltung J. Dickershoff
Digital film compositorMatthias Albrecht
ColoristPetra Lisson
Director of photographyFalko Lachmund
2nd unit dopRoman Schauerte
Camera operatorRoman Schauerte
1st assistant cameraBilal Kulac
1st assistant cameraGregor Steinweg
2nd assistant cameraKirsten Eschmann
Vertretung
Vertretung
2nd assistant cameraLeo Sikstel
DIT digital imaging technicianTyzian Masik
QC / ONSET DAILIES / AVID
QC / ONSET DAILIES / AVID
Camera traineeJonas Steltenkamp
Casting directorSimone Bär
Casting director (children)Phillis Dayanir
Extras/bit player castingDorothea Popovic
Costume designerTina Eckhoff
WardrobeNatalie Winkel
Additional wardrobeAileen Richmann
Costume design traineeCharlotte Grewer
DirectorBarbara Ott
1st AD (local system)Ben Bischof
2nd AD crowd (local system)Maximilian Herrmann
Übername ab DT 24 - 33
Übername ab DT 24 - 33
2nd AD crowd (local system)Dorothea Popovic
3rd AD crowd (local system)Robin Schu
Crowd AD
Crowd AD
3rd AD crowd (local system)Nicola Fegg
Script continuityKaroline Wolf
Actor coach (children)Gudrun Bahrmann
Extras coordinatorWiebke Becker
1 Day / 60 Kids
1 Day / 60 Kids
EditorGregory Schuchmann
Additional editorHalina Daugird
Online editorMatthias Albrecht
Key gripOliver Baune
GafferHans Fischer
Best boyMicky Koch
Lighting technician / electricianBenjamin Taye
Lighting technician / electricianChristian Goerges
Additional electricianAnand Puthupparambil
Additional electricianKiko Mihalylov
Additional electricianJonas Buerschaper
Additional electricianBernd Kremer
Makeup artist / hair stylistElke Hahn
Makeup artist / hair stylistMarcus Michael
Einschließlich SPFX Make-up und Prostheticsherstellung
Einschließlich SPFX Make-up und Prostheticsherstellung
Additional make up artistJennifer Porscheng
ComposerLars Voges
ComposerJohn Gürtler
ComposerJan Miserre
ProducerGabriele Simon
Flare Film
Flare Film
ProducerMartin Heisler
Co-producerStefanie Plattner
Co-producerIsabel Prahl
Co-producerEkrem Ergün
Storming Donkey Productions
Storming Donkey Productions
Co-producerNiklas Hlawatsch
Executive producerSebastian Storm
Production designerChristiane Krumwiede
Assistant production designerTine Stahl
Prop masterFranziska Helmig
Standby propsJeantien Meijer
Set dresserMatthias Lerch
Location scoutMarkus Zimmer
Location scoutRalf Lenzen
Location scoutDennis Becker
c/o Production Concept (Zusatzscout)
c/o Production Concept (Zusatzscout)
Set builderAndreas J Klein
Property driverAkin Cusuz
Art department traineeSebastian Koehn
Art department traineeLuisa Niederschuh
Film financing coordinatorKatharina Würthner
Flare Film
Flare Film
Production managerNiklas Hlawatsch
Production coordinatorAnn-Kathrin Kremer
Unit managerJulius Ottow
ab DT. 17: NRW + Belgien
ab DT. 17: NRW + Belgien
Unit managerDavid Hils
Set manager/ floor managerMarcel Kommissin
Set manager/ floor managerDennis Schürmann
Assistant location managerMona Powik
Assistant location managerTobias Meier [2]
Aushilfsweise für 2 Wochen
Aushilfsweise für 2 Wochen
Assistant set/floor managerPaul Kröber
Set runnerTimon Riemer
Set runnerHanna Kortus
Production driverIngo Jansen
Production driverWilko Nordholz
Production driverThomas M. F. Menge
PA internTimon Riemer
1 Woche Preproduction
1 Woche Preproduction
ScreenwriterBarbara Ott
Production sound mixerRobert Keilbar
Boom operatorPaul Große-Schönepauck
Sound re-recording mixerValentin Finke
Sound designerManuel Meichsner
Dialogue editorJonas Lux
Foley editorValentin Finke
Foley editorFreddy Fleïng
Foley recordistLeo Aderhold
Foley recordistTimo Witthöfft
Foley artistFreddy Fleïng
Stuntman/womanThomas Buckley
Stunt player
Stunt player
Commissioning editorBurkhard Althoff
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Child supervisorEllen Treuer
Medienpädagogische Fachkraft
Medienpädagogische Fachkraft
ConsultantMarie Ebenhan
DFFF-Antrag
DFFF-Antrag
Project managerBenedikt Eisenstecken
Stunts: c/o Production Concept
Stunts: c/o Production Concept

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Farbfilm Verleih GmbH [de]
Germany (theatrical)
Germany (theatrical)
The Yellow Affair [fi]
International Sales
International Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Animals for FilmFilmtiere Moviedogs
Erwachsene Katzen
Erwachsene Katzen
StuntsPRODUCTION CONCEPT GmbH
Stunt-Support
Stunt-Support
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Komparsenabrechnung
Komparsenabrechnung
Production ConsultingFire and Rescue Service GmbH & Co. KG
Production ServicesCineblock Verkehrssicherung GmbH
Absperrmaßnahmen
Absperrmaßnahmen
Production ServicesFilmobil
Aufenthaltsmobile
Aufenthaltsmobile
Production ServicesFire and Rescue Service GmbH & Co. KG
Production ServicesFire and Rescue Service GmbH & Co. KG
Production ServicesHermann Koenen Party- und Catering-Service
Catering
Catering
Production Servicesplan-b-services
div. Reinigungen
div. Reinigungen
Transportation, Travel and AccomodationUpper Level Travel GmbH
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Kostümequipment
Kostümequipment
Vehicles and aircraftsFilmauto Markus Zimmermann und Vincent Luxen
Spielfahrzeuge
Spielfahrzeuge
Vehicles and aircraftsMannis-Garage
Spielfahrzeuge tagewweise
Spielfahrzeuge tagewweise

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Barbara Ott2017Thomas-Strittmatter-PreisNominated
Simone Bär2020Deutscher Schauspielpreis 2020Ensemble - PreisWinner
Barbara Ott2020Filmfestival Cologne [de]Filmpreis NRWNominated
Barbara Ott2020Berlin International Film Festival [de]Perspektive Deutsches KinoNominated
Phillis Dayanir2020Deutscher Schauspielpreis 2020Ensemble - PreisWinner
Barbara Ott2022Jupiter Award [de]Best Film (cinema) - nationalNominated
Jannis Niewöhner2022Jupiter Award [de]Best Actor (cinema, TV, streaming) - nationalNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2020GermanyFilmmuseum Potsdam, Spotlight Berlinale
2020United KingdomManchester Film Festival
2020New ZealandNew Zealand Film Festival
2020AustraliaSydney Film FestivalEurope! Voices of Women in Film
2020ItalyGiffoni Film Festival
2020UkraineMolodist Kyiv International Film Festival,
2020SwedenCarl International Film Festival
2020GermanyFünf-Seen-Festival
2020GermanyFilmfestival Cologne
2020PolandWarschau International Film FestivalDiscoveries

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereFriday, 21/02/2020Berlinale