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Feature Film | 2000-2001 | Tragicomedy | Germany

Main data

Shooting data

LocationsBerlin, Brandenburg

Project data

Length of movie95
Picture material negative35mm

Brief synopsis

Brandenburg penitentiary 2001: Martin Schulz ( Jörg Schüttauf) is released after 11 years of imprisonment. As a former citizen of the German Democratic Republic, he experienced the fall of the wall from his prison cell. Upon release, he receives the items in his possesion at the time of his arrest: a blue East German identification card, an East German driver’s license, and a wallet full of East German money. Martin is full of hope when he returns home, but hardly recognizes East Berlin again. The „New Berlin“ has already taken over and the „Old East Berlin“ clings desperately to its last remaining traits. The eleven-year absence is like a time machine and Martin runs into one difficulty after another while finding his place in this „new“ world.

Der Ostberliner Martin Schulz (Jörg Schüttauf) erlebt den Mauerfall 1989 im Gefängnis in Brandenburg (DDR). Als er im Jahr 2000 entlassen wird und zurück nach Berlin kommt ist nichts mehr so, wie es einmal war. Martin macht sich auf die Suche nach seiner Frau (Julia Jäger) , seinem Sohn und seinen Freunden. Martin fühlt sich wie in einer Zeitmaschine.

(Quelle: Hannes Stöhr)

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Jörg SchüttaufMartin Schulz [L]
Julia JägerManuela Schulz [SR]
Robin BeckerRokko Schulz [SR]
Tom JahnPeter Pau [SR]
 Edita MalovcicLudmila [SR]
 Robert LohrWolfgang Riedel (Ehemann) [SR]
Valentin PlatareanuVictor Valentin [SR]
Oscar MartinezEnrique Cortés [SR]
 Falko FreitagSchliesser [SR]
 Rainer ReinersGefängniswärter [SR]

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photographyFlorian Hoffmeister
Castingcasting director Karen WendlandBerlinale 2002
Costume Departmentcostume designerKatrin Kath
Costume DepartmentwardrobeAngie PokorniKathrin Kath
Director's Departmentdirector Hannes Stöhr
Director's Department2nd2nd resp. 3rd AD Christian Richter
Director's Departmentstoryboard artist Arturo Salvador
Editingeditor Anne FabiniBerlinale Panorama 2001 Publikumspreis
Gripkey/dolly gripPeter Wilhelm
Gripkey/dolly gripJuan-Manuel WoydowskiKamera:Florian Hofmeister

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Piffl Medien GmbH [de]

Facilities

Department CompanyComment
SoundEquipmentLocationsound Berlin [de]

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Hannes Stöhr2001Int. Filmfestspiele BerlinPanorama Audience Award.Winner
 Hannes Stöhr2001Studio Hamburg NachwuchspreisErster PreisWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2001Filmkunstfestspiele SchwerinPublikumspreisWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2001Festival Int. de Cinema Jove [es]Luna de PlataWinner
 Jörg Schüttauf2001Preis der deutschen FilmkritikBester SchauspielerWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2002Int. Festival Henri Langlois Poitiers [fr]Prix Spécial du JuryWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2002Deutscher KritikerpreisBester FilmWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2002New Faces AwardRegieWinner
 Hannes Stöhr2002Festival du Premier Film Annonay [fr]Bester FilmWinner

TV-broadcast

TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyZDF [de]Sunday, 09.03.2003

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 01.11.2001