Feature Film | 2000

Brief synopsis

"Josephine" is a story of a man named Jan, a simple cheese-maker from a small sleepy Bohemian town.

The year is 1991 and passports are finally available to everyone. Jan tries to fulfill his father's dream to go west in order to find a black woman who looks like Josephine Baker and spend a night with her.

He arrives in Hamburg and after fulfilling his father's dream, Jan is ripped off by a Spike, an American ex-actor and pimp. His passport is confiscated until he can pay his "debts" as a slave/cleaner in Spike's bordello named "Hollywood".

Here Jan meets Al, an East German ex-zoologist and a dancer. Their friendship grows and they fall in love. "Josephine," a melodramatic post-cold war love story, is about to start.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Maria SchraderAl [L]
 Sophie AdellReceptionist [SR]
 Torsten HammannCustom Officer [SR]
 Armin Dillenberger
Mr. Cheese


Camera Departmentdirector of photographySlobodan Trninic
Camera Departmentvideo playback operator Christian Ludwig [1]
Camera Departmentstill photographer Baernd FraatzStandfotos in Deutschland
Castingcasting assistantAndrea WernerCasting Tänzer
Costume Departmentcostume designer Anke Winckler
Costume Departmentassistant costume designer Carola Raum
Costume Departmentwardrobe Kristin Spönlein
Costume Departmentadditional wardrobeKatja Wittrin
Director's DepartmentdirectorRajko Grlic
Director's Department1st assistant director Frank Scharl
Director's Department2nd2nd resp. 3rd AD Hendrik Holler
Director's Departmenttrainee director's department Tobias Asam
Editingeditor Marco Pav D`Auria
Gripkey/dolly grip Matthias GelhausenKey Grip / Kamerabühne
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylist Babette Bröseke
MusiccomposerJan Jirasek
ProducerproducerChristian Becker
ProducerproducerDan Maag
Production Designproduction designer Matthias Müsse
Production Designassistant production designer Adriana Luna
Production Designart directorMartin Maly
Production Designprop masterBele Schneiderteilweise historisch, Tschechien
Production Designstandby propsPatricia Brönner
Production Designstandby props Marei HitzlerTschechien
Production Designprop handSophie Albrecht
Production Mgt.line producerDan Maag
Production Mgt.unit production manager Manu S. Scheidt
Production Mgt.assistant production manager Jessica MoroderDreharbeiten in CZ
Production Mgt.assistant production manager Janina Bukowski
Production Mgt.unit manager Dusko Pupic-BakracHamburg
ScreenplayscreenwriterKoraljka Mestrovic
ScreenplayStoryRajko Grlic
ScreenplayStoryAlex Königsmark
Screenplayliterary sourceAlex Königsmark
Screenplayscript translator Patricia (Patty) BarthDrehbuch dt - engl.
Sound Departmentproduction sound mixer Eckhard Kuchenbecker
Sound Departmentboom operatorAlexander Schimkus
Sound Post Productionsound designerChrissi Rebay
Sound Post Productionsound designer Heiko Müller

Production companies

Indigo Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH


Department CompanyComment
In Front of the CameraExtras/Bit PlayerCastingagentur Michael F. DammDreh Deutschland
VFX / Post ProductionImage/EditingDigital Editors
VFX / Post ProductionSound (Postproduction) Wavefront Studios GmbH