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© Leif Thomas

Son

    All titles (2)
    Short Film | 2015-2016 | Drama, film based on literary source | Germany

    Shooting data

    Number of shooting days10
    LocationsHamburg, Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, NRW, Sachsen

    Project data

    Film financing
    Length of movie19:49 Min

    Brief synopsis

    Die Verfilmung der gleichnamigen, 1949 erschienenen Kurzgeschichte von Siegfried Lenz zeigt eine Momentaufnahme des Lebens von Herrn Schwamm, einem gutmütigen Ehemann und sorgenden Vater, welcher seinen depressiven Sohn retten will. Am entscheidenden Abend dieser Mission macht er eine merkwürdige Begegnung. Vom Schicksal zusammengebracht, klagt er in einem Hotel einem verbitterten und verständnislosen Fremden sein Leid, welcher die Erzählung im letzten Moment zu einer bewegenden Parabel für Menschlichkeit und Güte macht.

    Set against the backdrop of post-war Germany, the screen adaptation of Siegfried Lenz' short story released in 1949 shows a snapshot in time of Mr. Schwamm, an indulgent husband and caring father, who wants so save his depressed son. During the pivotal night of this mission, he has an odd encounter: Paired up by destiny, he confides his troubles to a bitter and insensitive stranger, who in the very last minute manages to turn the story into a touching parable for kindness and humanity.

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Dirk Böhling
    Herr Schwamm [L]
    Heinz HoenigDer Fremde [L]
    Maurizio MagnoDer Sohn [SR]
    Friederike PosorDie Mutter [SR]
    Wilfried PucherDer Nachtportier [SR]

    Crew

    ActivityNameComment
    Title designerOliver Ecker
    ColoristSwen Linde
    Director of photographyLeif ThomasEpic Dragon, Kowa Anamorph
    1st assistant cameraFiona PrauseVertretung (1 Tag)
    1st assistant cameraPhilip JestädtRed Epic Dragon
    DIT digital imaging technicianLeif Thomas
    Still photographerCharlotte SchreiberHamburg
    Costume designerVeronika Strotmann
    DirectorKonstantinos Sampanis
    1st AD (local system)Tim Peters [1]
    Script supervisorVeronika Strotmann
    Storyboard artistFotis Papastefanou
    EditorKonstantinos Sampanis
    Online editorTanja Lüke
    Online editorThomas Gieraths
    Key/dolly gripNicolas Rother
    Best boyLasse Kudlek
    Lighting assistantIvan Galic
    Makeup artist / hair stylistMike ReineckeChefmaskenbildner Historisch
    ComposerEike von Schlichting
    ComposerDaniel De Maria
    ProducerKonstantinos Sampanis
    ProducerVeronika Strotmann
    ProducerMechthild KaubConsulting Producer
    Postproduction producerMarie KrommesWeFadeToGrey GmbH
    Assistant to producerVeronika Strotmann
    Production designerKonstantinos Sampanis
    Production designerRalph Lüker
    Production designerVeronika Strotmann
    Production managerVeronika Strotmann
    Unit managerCorinna Mathes
    Set manager/ floor managerKevin Kraemer
    Assistant set/floor managerLeve Mahnke
    Set runnerEike von Schlichting
    Set runnerSimon Hüging
    ScreenwriterKonstantinos Sampanis
    Literary sourceSiegfried Lenz
    Production sound mixerJoern MartensDialogszenen
    Production sound mixerConstantin Bömers1 Drehtag (NRW)
    Production sound mixerSimon Hüging
    Production sound mixerSimon Bastian
    Boom operatorSimon Hüging
    Boom operatorHenning Krutein

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Moodboard, Konstantinos Sampanis [de]

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    Aug&Ohr MedienFilm Festival Agency

    Facilities

    DepartmentCompanyComment
    Cameras and UtilitiesCINEGATE GmbH
    Cameras and UtilitiesWell Done
    GripMaier Bros. GmbH
    Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
    CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: V. Strotmann
    PropsFTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
    Special EffectsCFX Spezialeffekte GmbH
    EquipmentZeigermann_Audio GmbH
    Film Processing/Transferswefadetogrey GmbH
    Sound (Postproduction)Defacto Sound