Brief synopsis

The new film of European Film Award winner Jan-Ole Gerster (OH BOY).

"Birthday parties are all the same. Believe me, if you've lived through 59 of them, your enthusiasm gradually decreases. I'd like to do something else..." - Lara

It is Lara's sixtieth birthday and it is surely no coincidence that her son Viktor is giving the most important piano concert of his career – since it was her, who mapped out and forced Victor's musical career in the first place. Yet the day does not go as expected and Lara has to discover that Viktor is using the concert to finally free himself from her grip.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Tom SchillingViktor [L]
Corinna HarfouchLara [L]
Susanne BredehöftFrau Spengler [SR]
Till ButterbachSilvio [SR]
Mala EmdeJohanna [SR]
Edin HasanovicSascha [SR]
Steffen C. JürgensJan [SR]
Tina PfurrSteffi [SR]
Hildegard SchroedterMarion [SR]
Hendrik von BültzingslöwenFrank [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
production controllerMarina HaakeLohn für Team und Darsteller
director of photographyFrank Griebe
eng cameraCarl-Christian SchneiderMaking of / EPK
1st assistant cameraChristian Almesberger
2nd assistant cameraLena Katharina KrauseZusatz 4 DT
2nd assistant cameraSarah Alisch3.Drehphase
still photographerJulia Terjung
still photographerFrederic Batier
casting directorNina Haun
casting assistantLaura Buschhagen2. Assistenz
casting assistantAlrun Seifert
extras/bit player castingClaudia Ferse
costume designerAnette Guther
ConsultancyAnna Scholich
wardrobeGrit Michel
wardrobeClaudia Blumenauer
additional wardrobeNicole PetschFitting Extras mehrere Tage
additional wardrobeTherese RöderFitting Extras
directorJan-Ole Gerster
1st assistant directorIsabel Paul
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADKathleen Andrea Hänisch
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADVictor Pape-ThiesBlock 2
2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADLukas Kaiser [1]Zusatzdreh
Additional ADJacqueline Jansen2. Block
storyboard artistMax Julian Otto
Crowd MarshallSinan Özarslan2 DT
Crowd MarshallRicardo Ewert2 DT
editorIsabel Meier
assistant editorChristian J. Bach
key/dolly gripPhilipp RathErsatz Key Grip ab 9.12.17
key/dolly gripGlenn König
best boyVolker VahlNachdreh
best boyOliver Haas
electricianDaniel Jopp
electricianOlaf RichterNachdreh
electricianJonathan KaiserNachdreh
additional electricianSascha Görlich
lighting assistantPatrick Rosta
makeup artist / hair stylistSonia Salazar-DelgadoMaskenbild
makeup artist / hair stylistMarkus ScharpingMaske Corinna Harfouch
additional make up artistAstrid Stebich
additional make up artistKatja Melches
additional make up artistGrit Hildenbrand
additional make up artistGrete Pfleger
producerMarcos Kantis
producerMartin Lehwald
producerMichal Pokorny
postproduction producerTolke PalmThe Post Republic GmbH
art directorFrances Kiko Soeder
set decoratorFelicity GoodZusatz ab Nov. 2017 / Nachdreh
prop masterPetra Peppie Biller
standby propsDavid Thummerer
standby propsAnna-Maria ThöneltÜbernahme letzte DW
standby propsPetra Peppie BillerNachdreh
set dresserJulia Annelies WyciskZusatz Dez. 2017
set dresserKathrin SohlbachAdditional
assistent stand by propmanAdrian Gebauer2 DT Zusatz
location scoutPhilipp von DoeringMotiv in Berlin
location scoutTilo Olaf UllrichMotive Mitteldeutschland
line producerCharles E. Breitkreuz
assistant to line producerMelissa Isabell JägerNachdreh
unit production managerDorissa Berninger
unit production managerFrank ZahlZusatzdreh
post production supervisorTina Mersmann
production coordinatorJosefine Hennel
location managerJan SchabowskiMotiv-AL Nachdreh Berlin
set manager/ floor managerThomas Thiesner,
assistant location managerPhilipp Gabriel
assistant to 2nd ADBalthasar Busmann+ 1. AL Weimar / Leipzig
4th AD / Additional ADSebastian WernerBase Manager
production driverRalf PitziusAL.: Matthias Ruppelt
production driverAndré Jaetschmann
production assistantAnton Gerdts
screenwriterBlaž Kutin
researcherEwelina Rosinska+ personal assistant director
production sound mixerMagnus Pflüger
boom operatorGert Blumhagen
boom operatorRobert Lanzke2 DT Zusatz, 1 DT Nachdreh
boom operatorMarco Krüger
commissioning editorCooky ZiescheRBB Leuchtstoff
coloristSebastian Göhs
Dailies ColoristAlexander Beyer+ OFF Site Data Management
EPK/Behind the scenes ProducerVictoria-J. FodeMaking of, inkl. EPK-Postproduktion

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Extras/Bit Playeragentur wanted
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production ServicesastRein FußmattenFußmattenservice
Production ServicesKaffee-Service Berlin Peter Ganss GmbHEspresso-Service
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Anette Guther
CostumesWas ihr wolltKB: Anette Guther
DecorationWellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHFrances Soeder
Video/Computer PlaybackProduction Concept GmbH & Co. KGKFZ Plates

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Corinna Harfouch2019Karlovy Vary International Film Festival [cz]Best ActressWinner
Jan-Ole Gerster2019Karlovy Vary International Film Festival [cz]Sonderpreis der JuryWinner
Jan-Ole Gerster2019Karlovy Vary International Film Festival [cz]Preis der Ökumenischen JuryWinner
Jan-Ole Gerster2019Filmfest München [de]FIPRESCI-PreisWinner
Jan-Ole Gerster2019Filmfest München [de]Förderpreis Neues Deutsches KinoWinner
Jan-Ole Gerster2019Gilde Filmpreis [de]Bester Spielfilm (national)Nominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019GermanyFestival des Deutschen Films LudwigshafenReihe: Stilbewußt erzählt
2019Czech RepublicKarlovy VaryWeltpremiere im Wettbewerb
2019GermanyInt. Filmfest OldenburgEröffnungsfilm
2019GermanyFilmfest MünchenReihe: Neues Deutsches Kino
2019GermanyInt. Fünf Seen FilmfestivalNominiert für den Fünf Seen Filmpreis

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 7th November, 2019