Rival

  • 1000 Ameisen (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2018-2020 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting18/07/2018
End of shooting13/09/2018
Number of shooting days40
LocationsNiedersachsen, Ukraine
Filming regionsGermany - Lower Saxony, Ukraine

Brief synopsis

9-year-old Roman follows his mother Oksana, who left to work illegally in Germany. There she lives with Gert, a 62- year-old German widower who suffers from diabetes. Gert tries to make friends with the boy, but Roman struggles for his mother's attention. Suddenly Oksana becomes ill, and Roman is left alone with his rival. Surprisingly Gert turns out to be a good playmate until he dies from a stroke. Roman is now trapped in a remote place, along with a corpse.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Yelizar NazarenkoRoman [L]
Maria BruniOksana [L]
Udo SamelSchwarz [L]
Alex VentRobin [SR]
Jule BöweRobin's mother [SR]
Roman KanonikBowling clerk [BP]
Monika OschekNurse [BP]
Hendrik MassuteNeighbour [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Director of photographyFrank Amann
1st assistant cameraMichael Schneider
Varicam LT | Ukraine part (20 days)
Varicam LT | Ukraine part (20 days)
1st assistant cameraJan Kremzow
VARICAM LT
VARICAM LT
2nd assistant cameraFranz Zimmermann
Costume designerStefanie Jauß
DirectorMarcus Lenz
1st AD (local system)Natalija Yefimkina
Natalija Yefimkina
Natalija Yefimkina
EditorHansjörg Weißbrich
EditorBernd Euscher
Drama
Drama
Hair/makeup designerOlena Andreitseva
ComposerEvgueni Galperine
ComposerCarolin Siegers
ProducerAndrea Ufer
ProducerGunter Hanfgarn
Production designerBeatrice Schultz
2020, busan international film festival (south korea), won: new german cinema award for: best film, other international awards
2020, busan international film festival (south korea), won: new german cinema award for: best film, other international awards
Assistant production designerKathrin Meier
Assistant production designerGali Blay
Prop masterDaria Kornysheva
Standby propsAnna Belvedere
Set builderBernd Trasberger
Set builderHenning Müller-Fahlbusch
Production managerBrigit Mulders
Production managerMarina Orekhova
Production managerAnke Hartwig
german part
german part
ScreenwriterMarcus Lenz
ScreenwriterLars Hubrich
Sound designerJonathan Ritzel

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Pluto Film Distribution Network GmbH [de]
International Sales
International Sales

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesMBF Filmtechnik GmbH
CostumesBerlin City Cops
Police
Police
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB: Stefanie Jauß
KB: Stefanie Jauß
Vehicles and aircraftsFago Filmfahrzeuge GmbH
Ford Mondeo
Ford Mondeo

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Marcus Lenz2016Emder DrehbuchpreisNominated
Lars Hubrich2016Emder DrehbuchpreisNominated
Frank Amann2020Internationales Filmfestival Listapad Minsk [by]Yuri Marukhin Memorial Award Best CinematographyWinner
Marcus Lenz2020Int. Hofer Filmtage [de]Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino - Bester FilmWinner
Marcus Lenz2020Int. Filmfestival Braunschweig [de]Heimpspiel-PreisWinner
Frank Amann2021Achtung Berlin [de]Beste KameraWinner
Marcus Lenz2021Achtung Berlin [de]Best ScreenplayWinner
Marcus Lenz2021Achtung Berlin [de]Spielfilm - Berlin New Film AwardWinner
Marcus Lenz2021Int. Filmfest Emden Norderney [de]NDR Film Award for Young TalentWinner
Lars Hubrich2021Achtung Berlin [de]Bestes DrehbuchWinner

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021PolandCamerimage FestivalDirectors’ Debuts Competition
2021ChinaShanghai International Film FestivalGlobal Village: Focus Germany
2021GermanyMax Ophüls FestivalMOP-Watchlist
2020South KoreaBusan International Film FestivalFlash Forward
2020GermanyInternationale Hofer FilmtageFörderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino 2020
2020White RussiaInternational Filmfestival Listapad Minsk
2020USAAFI-Fest Los AngelesNew Auteurs
2020GermanyFilmfest Braunschweig
2020EstoniaTalinn Black Nights
2020GermanyInternationale Filmtage Hof

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
PremiereWednesday, 21/10/2020Busan International Film Festival [kr]