• Kalinka / Bamberski - Der Fall Kalinka (Working title)
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Feature Film | 2014-2015 | Drama | Belgium, France, Germany

Brief synopsis

Inspired by a true story. July 10, 1982: Kalinka Bamberski, fourteen years old, is found dead in her mother's new house in Germany. Kalinka would spend her vacation there ever since her mother had started a new life with a seductive and charismatic doctor, Dieter Krombach. Although the strange circumstances of her death, which involved rape, point to Krombach, a conspiration of silence seems to protect him.
André Bamberski, Kalinka's father, sets out on a struggle for justice confronted by borders and barriers. Alone against doctors, judges, and even against his ex-wife, who is deep in denial, his determination for his daughter's murderer to be found guilty and sentenced will be relentless - even if it means spending his whole life in order for justice to be done.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Daniel AuteuilAndré Bamberski [L]
Sebastian KochDieter Krombach [L]
Marie-Josée CrozeDany [L]
Christelle CornilCécile [L]Antje Thiele
Lila-Rose GilbertiKalinka à 6 ans [SR]
Emma BensonKalinka à 14 ans [SR]
Christian KmiotekRobert [SR]
Serge FeuillardMaître Gibault [SR]
Fred PersonneLe père Bamberski [SR]
Emma DrogunovaEva [SR]
Johannes Oliver HammPoliceman Scheidegg [SR]
Nicolas PlanchaisBoris [SR]
Jan Oliver SchroederLawyer [SR]
Charlotte KrenzJeune Vendeuse [BP]


Production accountantAntje PaulGermany
1st ADFrançois Domange
Director of photographyRenaud Chassaing
Casting directorDavid Bertrand
Costume designerMarie-Laure Lasson
DirectorVincent Garenq
Script supervisorYannick Charles
EditorValérie Deseine
Additional electricianJohannes Laidler
Hair stylistNadine Hermannhandlayed Beard Sebastian Koch
ComposerNicolas Errèra
ProducerCyril Colbeau-Justin
ProducerJean-Baptiste Dupont
Executive producerDavid Giordano
Executive producerPhilipp KreuzerGermany
Production designerFrançois Abelanet
Set decoratorBarbara Bernhard6 Wo, historisch 1984
Assistant set decoratorEliane Lorthiois
Prop masterAndy WirthLindau & prep Paris
Prop masterHeike HeisigSet Dec Buyer, Setdresser
Set dresserAnastasia PisklyukovaD-Teil,Ausstattungsasstist.&-fahrer
Location scoutJeanette WohlfahrtLocation-Scouting Germany
Location scoutHajue WagnerLindau
Unit production managerLaurent Sivot
Unit production managerMarc Oliver Dreher
Post production supervisorVéronique Marchand
Production coordinatorJanina DogsGermany
Assistant production managerSonja Schmidbaurprep Germany
Unit managerOliver LentzGermany
Location managerTristan HumeGermany
Location managerRudy Fleischhacker
Transportation captainChristian KemskeLindau/ Austria
Set manager/ floor managerRené Kibrité
Assistant set/floor managerJessica Wlodarczyk
Production driverGerhard Mantel
Production driverVerena Berger
ScreenwriterVincent Garenq
ScreenwriterJulien Rappeneau
Audio description mixerAlessandro Mongardini

Distributing companies

Koch Media GmbH [de]
Studiocanal [fr]


CastingProducer’s Friend GmbH [de]Komparsen Bayern
Production ServiceseatBOX.Catering - Michael RittmeyerCatering Deutschland
CostumesKostümfundus Babelsberg GmbHKB: M.-L. Lasson
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH KostümausstattungKB: M.-L. Lasson
Vehicles and aircraftsFilmcops e.K.Polizeifahrzeuge, Uniformen, Requisiten
Vehicles and aircraftsFritz RösslerSpielfahrzeuge
Video/Computer Playbackzwetschke - Agentur für Web, Design & Animation


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 20/10/2016
Theatre releaseFranceWednesday, 16/03/2016