The Notebook

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    Indie Feature Film | 2012-2013 | Drama | Austria, France, Germany, Hungary

    Brief synopsis

    Based on the bestselling novel by the Swiss-Hungarian author Agota Kristof, the story take place towards the end of World War II in a village on the Hungarian border, a desperate young mother leaves her 13-year-old twin sons at their cruel grandmother’s house in the country. The brothers must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings with every trick of evil to survive in the absurd world of adults. By learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion, they will be able to endure future hardships. So they keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war in a Notebook. As the war ends, the “Liberation” brings the worst moments of all: the twin’s ultimate separation. The Notebook is a parable about the consequences of war on children’s psyches. (


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Laszlo GyemantZwillingsbruder (Jung) [L]
    András GyémántZwillingsbruder (Jung) [L]
    Ulrich MatthesZwillingsbruder [L]
    Ulrich ThomsenZwillingsbruder [L]
    Piroska MolnárGrandmother [L]
    Max ReegThug of a policeman [SR]
    Sabin Tambrea
    Officer´s Friend [SR]
    Daniel LengyelUngarischer Nazi [BP]
    RadiosprecherJan Hasenfuß
    Sandra Nedeleffwoman in church


    Production accountantMarina Haakedeutscher Teil
    3rd ADDaniel Lengyel
    Director of photographyChristian Berger
    Camera operatorGerald Helf
    1st assistant cameraDieter Knestel
    DIT digital imaging technicianMichael 'Kirsche' KirschenlohrAlexa+, ARRIRAW, Codex, Onset-Look
    DIT digital imaging technicianDaniel SchunnDIT Thüringen / ARRI RAW
    DIT digital imaging technicianSimon VeronegPlanung / 1. Drehwoche
    DIT digital imaging technicianFabian FreitagAlexa+, ARRIRAW
    Assistant costume designerSonja HesseKoordination Dreh Deutschland
    Additional wardrobeClaudia Blumenauerhistorisch
    Additional wardrobeAnne Gorke
    Additional wardrobeSabine Setzepfand
    DirectorJános Szász
    EditorSzilvia Ruszev
    Lighting technician / electricianDietrich SchönherrZusatzbeleuchter 3 DT
    Additional electricianOliver Joest2DT
    Additional make up artistJanina Münch
    Additional make up artistUlrike Borrmann
    Additional make up artistChristin GoyKomparsen Deutschland
    Music supervisorAgnes Mandoki
    ProducerPál Sándor
    ProducerAlexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu
    ProducerSandor Soeth
    Assistant to producerDaniel Lengyel
    Art directorJuliane FriedrichDeutschland - Innenmotive
    Set decoratorNancy Vogelhistorisch Ungarn 1945
    Assistant to propmaster /- buyerThomas Wolf
    Set builderChristian EndersBaubühnenleitung, deutscher-Teil
    Property driverMarc Wadewitz
    Property driverMichael Naue
    Production managerOlaf Kirbach
    Post production coordinatorDavid Steinberger
    Assistant production managerIna Almeroth
    Unit managerVerena Radkedeutscher Teil
    Set manager/ floor managerJohannes SchuchardtGermany
    Set runnerRosanna Rau
    Set runnerFlorian Hartzsch
    Production driverSteffen KnabeZusatz
    Production driverThomas Schlegel12 T. Budapest
    Production driverUwe HeinelÜ-Fahrt Deutschland Ungarn
    Production driverHolger MöbesCast & Crew
    Production driverThomas Harre
    Production driverAndreas PietschmannZusatz (Deutschland)
    ScreenwriterJános Szász
    ScreenwriterAndrás Szekér
    Literary sourceAgota Kristof
    Script consultantEdda Reiser
    Sound designerManuel Laval
    Special effects supervisorStephan von TresckowPyro explodierender Ofen

    Distributing companies

    Beta Cinema GmbHWeltvertrieb
    Piffl Medien GmbH [de]


    Cameras and UtilitiesWell DoneDIT inkl. Technik
    Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur filmissimo Inh. Antje Mews
    Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKompasenabrechnung
    Production Servicesfilmissimo CateringCatering Deutschland
    Production ServicesMaGaMo GmbHM.-u.G.-Mobil
    Production ServicesMoviecateringWohnmobile
    Transportation, Travel and AccomodationCMS - Car Motion Service GmbHMietwagen
    CostumesMaGaMo GmbHKostümmobil (Kombi)
    CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
    CostumesSturm Handels GmbHUniformen
    Makeup and HairMaGaMo GmbHMaskenmobil
    Sound (Postproduction)MMZ Mitteldeutsches Multimediazentrum Halle (Saale) GmbHDolby Premier Studio


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    János Szász2013Filmfest HamburgPreis der Hamburger FilmkritikNominated


    Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 07/11/2013