Wolkenbruch's Wondrous Journey into the Arms of a Shiksa

  • Wolkenbruchs wunderliche Reise in die Arme einer Schickse (Working title)
All titles (3)
Feature Film | 2017-2018 | Switzerland

Shooting data

Start of shooting22/08/2017
End of shooting20/10/2017
Number of shooting days33
LocationsZürich: 29 Tage / Tel Aviv & Jaffa: 4 Tage

Project data

Length of movie90 min

Brief synopsis

The young orthodox Jew, Motti Wolkenbruch, falls in love for Laura, a shiksa − a non-Jewish woman. His mother is outraged. For Motti, then, begins a wondrous journey in search of his true identity.
(Locarno Film Festival)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Joel BasmanMotti [L]
Lena KalischMichal Süskind [L]
Inge MauxMutter [L]
Noémie SchmidtLaura [SR]
Udo SamelTate Wolkenbruch [SR]
Aaron Arens
Yossi [SR]
Rachel BraunschweigEsther Süsskind [SR]
Friederike Frerichs
Bubbe [SR]
Judith GoldbergRuth Wolkenbruch [SR]
Sunnyi MellesFrau Silberzweig [SR]
Oriana SchrageDana Wolkenbruch [SR]
Michael von Burg
Schloime Wolkenbruch [SR]
Joey ZimmermannAri Süsskind [SR]
Kay Kyselajunger Mann [BP]
Martina LehmannStudentin [BP]
Siegmund TischendorfAudi Fahrer [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
1st ADArnold H. Bucher
2nd ADLuisa Blumenau
3rd ADSeraina BrandesFloor
Director of photographyMichael Saxer
Additional photographyLukas Franz
2nd unit dopLukas Franz
Steadicam operatorLukas Franz
1st assistant cameraChristian Anderegg
2nd assistant cameraMeret Madörin
2nd assistant cameraAdva Yeoshoua
DIT digital imaging technicianLeo Weissenbach
DIT digital imaging technicianDaniel Rozenbaum
Video assist/playback operatorNoman Tarar
Casting directorCorinna Glaus
Casting directorUwe BünkerBesetzung Deutschland
Extras/bit player castingMartin Joss
DirectorMichael Steiner
1st AD (local system)Martin Joss2nd Unit
Script supervisorSonja Zoe SimijonovicZürich / Tel Aviv
Key/dolly gripMalte KneibZH
GafferEli Turgeman
GafferJochen Kratzheller
Best boyIvan Smolcic
Lighting technician / electricianNils Rausch
Lighting technician / electricianLukas Graf
ProducerMichael Steiger
ProducerAnita Wasser
ProducerHans G. Syz
Co-producerChristoph Daniel
Co-producerMarc Schmidheiny
Creative producerClaudia Lehmann [1]
Production designerMarion Schramm
Set decoratorRalf Hübner
Standby propsSabine Richter
Set builder assistantGary Vergara
Production coordinatorValérie Schneider
Production coordinatorJennifer Vogel
Production coordinatorJennifer Amelie Vogel
Post production coordinatorAdi Feldman
Post production coordinatorMichèle Nussbaum
Unit managerRegula BegertLocation Scout
Set runnerDiego Hauenstein
ScreenwriterThomas Meyer [5]
Production sound mixerDavid Hilgersshared w P. Storck
Boom operatorStephan Engl6 DT Vertretung
Boom operatorDavid Hilgers12 DT
Sound re-recording mixerDominik Rätz
Adr editorGregor Arnold
Dialogue editorGregor Arnold
Special effects technicianRoland Siegenthaler
Stunt driverMartin Cronebach

Production companies

CompanyComment
Turnus Film AG
DCM Pictures GmbH

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
GripMaier Bros. GmbH
CastingUwe Bünker Casting GbR [de]
Lighting and UtilitiesMaier Bros. GmbH
Sound (Postproduction)Rotor Film

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Sunnyi Melles2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste Darstellung in einer NebenrolleNominated
Michael Steiner2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester SpielfilmNominated
Joel Basman2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bester DarstellerWinner
Noémie Schmidt2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Beste Darstellung in einer NebenrolleNominated
Thomas Meyer [5]2019Schweizer Filmpreis [ch]Bestes DrehbuchNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2019SwitzerlandLocarno FestivalSektion: Panorama Suisse

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseSwitzerlandThursday, 25/10/2018