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The Unpolished

  • Die Unerzogenen (German title)
  • August (Working title)
Feature Film | 2005 | Coming of Age | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting05.09.2005
End of shooting12.10.2005
LocationsKöln und Umgebung

Project data

Film financing
Picture formatWidescreen USA (1 : 1,85)
Picture material negativeSuper 16
Sound formatDolby SR (4 Kanäle)

Brief synopsis

Stevie, a precocious 15 year old girl, must cope with the instabilities of her ruthlessly excessive "hippie parents". When moving to a small provincial town in Germany, a place she hoped would offer her the needed steadiness, she must now struggle hard not to get sucked deeper into the chaos of the adult world. Finding herself in an atmosphere of physical and emotional destruction, she is at an age where she must start to define herself.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Ceci ChuhStevie [L]
Birol ÜnelAxel [L]
Georg FriedrichIngmar [SR]
Johanna GastdorfDr. Branzger [SR]
Laura HenschelEdith [SR]
Jan LitzingerMicha [SR]
Josef MalerbaEric [SR]
Joana PreissLouise [SR]
Pascale SchillerLily [SR]
Dominique WegnerKai [SR]


Accounting Dept.production accountant Ulrike Bojahr
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyDiego Martinez Vignatti
Camera Department1st assistant camera Rolf RosendahlARRI SR3
Camera Department1st assistant camera Marius von FelbertNachdreh
Camera Department2nd assistant cameraMiriam FaßbenderBelgien Teil
Camera Department2nd assistant camera Marius von Felbert
Camera Departmentstill photographerAstrid WirthKöln
Castingcasting directorGeraldine Bajard
Castingcasting assistantRegina Tiefenthaller
Costume Departmentcostume designer Julia Brandes


Department CompanyComment
LightingLighting and Utilities Maier Bros. GmbH
ProductionProduction Services FilmobilMMaskenmobil/Kostümmob./Aufenthaltsmobil
ProductionTransportation, Travel and Accomodation CMS - Car Motion Service GmbHAP: Stephan Eppinger
Production Design, Costumes, Makeup and HairVehicles and aircrafts Mannis-GarageSpielfahrzeuge


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Pia Marais2007Int. Filmfest RotterdamTiger Award - Bester FilmWinner
Pia Marais2007First Steps Awardabendfüllender SpielfilmNominated
Pia Marais2007Preis der deutschen FilmkritikBestes SpielfilmdebutWinner
 Ceci Chuh2007Cine Festival Las Palmas [es]Best Actress AwardWinner
Pascale Schiller2007Cine Festival Las Palmas [es]Best Actress AwardWinner


Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 27.12.2007