Kleingeld | © Filmuniversität Babelsberg

Small Change

  • Kleingeld (German title)
Short Feature Film | 1998 | Drama | Germany

Project data

Length of movie15 Min.
Picture material negative35mm

    Brief synopsis

    A businessman and a begger meet daily on the street. the businessman gives the beggar some small change each day. The beggar begins washing the businessman's car in return. The businessman wants to tell the beggar that it is not necessary, but he cannot bring himself to say that. In the end, the businessman realizes that not only does the beggar need him, but he needs the beggar.

    (Quelle: German Films)

    Ein Geschäftsmann macht es sich zur Gewohnheit, einem Obdachlosen Geld zu geben. Als dieser anfängt, sein Auto zu waschen, beginnt eine Phase der Auseinandersetzung. Tragik und Komik liegen in diesem Märchen aus der Wirklichkeit eng beieinander.

    (Quelle: KurzfilmAgentur)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Frank LienertHoffmann [L]
    Rolf Fahrenkrog-PetersenObdachloser [L]
    Hans HaasisAngestellter [SR]
    Lutz MichaelDR.Wertheim [SR]

    Crew

    DepartmentActivityNameComment
    Camera Departmentdirector of photography Eeva Fleig
    Camera Department1st assistant camera Holger Fritzsche
    Director's Departmentdirector Marc-Andreas Bochert
    Editingeditor Antonia FennOscarnominierung best short 2000
    LightingelectricianMark Müller
    Producerproducer Gabi Lins
    Production Designproduction designer Thomas Stammershort film
    Sound Departmentproduction sound mixerDietrich Körner

    Distributing companies

    CompanyComment
    KurzFilmAgentur Hamburg [de]

    Facilities

    Department CompanyComment
    ProductionProduction Services bloc inc filmservice GmbH

    Awards

    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
     Gabi Lins1999GERLING-NachwuchsproduzentenpreisProduktionWinner
     Antonia Fenn1999Der Deutsche KamerapreisMontageNominated
     Gabi Lins2000Student Academy Award 2000 [us]Short Film - Live ActionNominated

    TV-broadcast

    TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
    First showingGermanySWR [de]Saturday, 04.12.1999