The Lies of the Victors

  • Die Lügen der Sieger (German title)
  • Lichtjahre (Working title)
Feature Film | 2013-2014 | Thriller | Germany

Brief synopsis

Fabian Groys ist ein renommierter Journalist in der Hauptstadtredaktion eines politischen Nachrichtenmagazins. Gemeinsam mit Nadja, einer ihm zugeteilten Praktikantin, recherchiert er eine brisante Story über die zweifelhafte Invalidenpolitik der Bundeswehr. Als ihm die Story wegbricht, weil sein Informant abspringt, schwenkt Groys auf einen Giftmüllskandal um. Dann mehren sich Anzeichen, dass beide Geschichten zusammenhängen, und die Story nimmt Fahrt auf. Doch etwas weckt Groys’ Argwohn: Kann er seinen Informationen wirklich trauen? (http://hofer-filmtage.com/)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Florian David FitzFabian Groys [L]
 Lilith StangenbergNadja [L]
 Horst Kotterba
Hannes Hubach [L]
 Lena AmendeChefsekretärin [SR]
 Arved BirnbaumBühler [SR]
 Maya BotheMonika Karen [SR]
 Gottfried BreitfussNailly [SR]
 David BunnersGeneral Justus Halmer [Gastrolle] [SR]
Jean-Paul ComartJaali [SR]
 Jakob DiehlSchütte [SR]
 Daniel DrewesKuros Mitarbeiter [SR]
Karl FischerDellbrück [SR]
 Bettina Hoppe
Frau Rangel [SR]
Felix KnoppRobbie [SR]
 Ursina LardiCorinna von May [SR]
 Jörg MalchowAssistent 7 [SR]
 Irina PotapenkoFrau Kodolski [SR]
 Volker RanischDr. Gassen [SR]
 Seyneb SalehMira [SR]
 Niels Bruno SchmidtArbeiter [SR]
 Cornelius Schwalm
Günther [SR]
Zinedine SoualemDan [SR]
Maximilian StrestikJochen Klett [SR]
Felix VörtlerPathologe [SR]
Tilo WernerJoker [SR]
Ahmed ZerariPepe [SR]
 Özgür KaradenizYilvaz [BP]
 Christian SchadlerSicherheitsbeamter [BP]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Accounting Dept.production controller Claudia Coreen KaiserC. Kaiser
Camera Departmentdirector of photography Reinhold Vorschneider
Camera Department2nd unit dop Ergun Cankaya
Camera Departmentscuba dop Andrés Lizana PradoARRI ALEXA XT - Scubacam
Camera Departmentsteadicam operator Matthias Biber
Camera Department1st assistant camera Matthias Fuchs [1]Alexa, anamorph., reshoot
Camera Department1st assistant camera Rupert ScheeleAlexa 4:3 anamorphic, LOMO lenses
Camera Department1st assistant camera Holger PestVertretung ALEXA 4:3 Lomo Anamorph
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Jochen Keller1 Tag Vertretung, Alexa, Lomo Anamorphic
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Julian Taro HitomiALEXA Plus 4:3, Lomo Anamorphic
Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technician Yannick de Decker
Camera Departmentstill photographer Martin Valentin Menke
Castingcasting director Ulrike Müller
Costume Departmentcostume designer Peri De Braganca
Costume Departmentassistant costume designer Ariane Hahn
Costume Departmentwardrobe Jean-Ding Lee1. Garderobe
Costume Departmentdirectress Moni Wallbergdiv. Anfertigungen
Costume Departmentcostume design trainee Hannah LeinerKomparsenfitting/Zusatzgarderobiere
Director's DepartmentdirectorChristoph Hochhäusler
Director's Department1st assistant director Friedemann Rollauch Zusatzdreh 2014
Director's Department2nd2nd resp. 3rd ADChristoph Otto
EditingeditorStefan Stabenow
Editingonline editor Felix Hüsken
Gripkey/dolly grip Sascha OssendorfVertretung
Gripkey/dolly grip Kenneth Cornils
Gripgrip assistant Sascha OssendorfBest Boy
Lightinggaffer Georg Nonnenmacherals Lichtgestalter
Lightingbest boyCelio Castro
Lightingelectrician George BozkurtVorbau & Zusatz
Lightingadditional electrician Martin Lieckfeld
Lightingadditional electrician Arian Uting
Lightingadditional electricianAxel Scholz
Lightingadditional electricianJost Engelmeier
Lightinglighting assistant Jacob Pertz1. Lichtassistent
Lightinglighting assistant Jonas Buerschaper2. Lichtassistent
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylist Kerstin Baar
Makeup Departmentadditional make up artist Filiz Riech
Makeup Departmentadditional make up artist Kristina Holstein
Makeup Departmentkey makeup artist Antje Bockeloh
ProducerproducerBettina Brokemper
Producerco-producerAntoine de Clermont-Tonnerre
Production Designproduction designer Renate SchmadererSzenen-und Kostümbild
Production Designassistant production designer Niklas Schmidt
Production Designprop master Wolfram Krabiell
Production Designstandby props Charlotte Rolfes
Production Designassistant to propmaster /- buyer Robert Braun
Production Designlocation scout Rüdiger JordanNRW
Production Designlocation scout Dorothee LeuckNRW
Production Designlocation scout Christian MeineckeBerlin
Production Designdraughtsman/set designerThorsten Klein
Production DesignPropbuilder Tobias Schroeterprops
Production Designgraphic artist Ulrike Veit
Production Designproperty driver Bertram DietzeBerlin
Production Mgt.line producer Sascha Verhey
Production Mgt.unit production manager Edgar Cox
Production Mgt.post production supervisor Niko Remus
Production Mgt.production coordinator Maria Haase
Production Mgt.unit manager Laura Einmahl
Production Mgt.location manager Ali-Reza BaharNRW 20 DT
Production Mgt.location manager Alexander RiechBerlin
Production Mgt.set manager / 3rd AD Sven Rosenkranz
Production Mgt.4th AD / Additional AD Lisa FuchsBerlin
Production Mgt.4th AD / Additional AD Christoph CordesNRW
Production Mgt.set runner Rene BemmannNRW
Production Mgt.production driver Raymond SchulzBerlin
Production Mgt.production driver Silvio Heß
Production Mgt.production assistantJannik Görtz
ScreenplayscreenwriterChristoph Hochhäusler
ScreenplayscreenwriterUlrich Peltzer
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer Jörg Kidrowski
Sound Departmentboom operator Marko Vinokic
Sound Departmentboom operator Gero RennerNachdreh, 2 DT
Sound Departmentsecond boom operator Dennis KottkeZusatz
Sound Post Productionsound designerRainer Heesch
Sound Post Productiondialogue editor Adrian Baumeister+ ADR Editor
TV-/Web-Contentcommissioning editorBirgit KämperArte
TV-/Web-Contentcommissioning editorMichael AndréWDR
TV-/Web-Contentcommissioning editorAndreas SchreitmüllerArte
TV-/Web-Contentcommissioning editorProf. Gebhard HenkeWDR
Visual Effectscolorist Dirk Meier

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
NFP Marketing & Distribution [de]Verleih
 The Match Factory GmbH [de]Vertrieb

Facilities

Department CompanyComment
CameraGrip Maier Bros. GmbH
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit Player Agentur Eick, Eick & Weber GbRKDs, Komparsen NRW
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit PlayerExtras Berlin, Janna SchultzBerlin
LightingLighting and Utilities Maier Bros. GmbH
ProductionFinance/Law/Insurance adag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
ProductionProduction ServicesAWG Mediendienstleistungen UG (hb)Produktionsbüro Ausstattung
ProductionProduction Services bloc inc filmservice GmbH
ProductionProduction Services Cineblock Media GmbHAbsperrmaßnahmen
ProductionProduction Services GPDS GERMAN PROTECT & DEFENSE SERVICE GmbHBrandsicherheitswachdienst
ProductionProduction Services JOLA-RentAufenthalte Generator Set Mat
ProductionProduction Serviceson the movieTrailer
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation CMS - Car Motion Service GmbHAP: S. Eppinger
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Fuhrmann Courier 24 (formerly Pickup24 KurierService)
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation Upper Level Travel GmbH
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes Augenweide OptikBrillenleihe
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes JOLA-RentMasken/Garderobenmob
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes PATIN-A SHOP GmbHKostümequipment
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes Theaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: Peri de Braganca
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairCostumes Wellenstein zeitgenössische Kostüme GmbHKB: Peri de Braganca
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairDecoration Grizzly Filmbau GmbH
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairProps FTA Film- und Theater-Ausstattung GmbH
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairVehicles and aircrafts Filmauto Markus ZimmermannSpielfahrzeug
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairVideo/Computer Playback Monitoranimationincl. Ani-erstellung
VFX / Post ProductionFilm Processing/Transfers FarbkultPostproduktion
VFX / Post ProductionImage/EditingAWG Mediendienstleistungen UG (hb)Final Cut Pro System

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Christoph Hochhäusler2016Jupiter AwardBester Film NationalNominated
Florian David Fitz2016Jupiter AwardBester Schauspieler NationalNominated
Stefan Stabenow2016Film + SchnittpreisSpielfilmNominated

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 18.06.2015