13 Semester

13 Semester

Deutschland 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

13 Semesters

Momo leaves his cozy small home town to go to Darmstadt to start studying Business Mathematics, a subject he was always very good in at school. At first full of enthusiasm and confidence, he runs into a nerve-wracking situation trying to find a place to live, until he finally decides to share a three-room apartment with Bernd, a somewhat unfriendly Architecture student five years his senior. But out of their original "partnership of convenience" develops a "friendship for life". Yet still, Momo has some initial difficulty acclimating himself to student life.

Over the course of the next 13 semesters, Momo experiences all the highs and lows that student life has to offer. At first he is very studious and goes to all his lectures, hangs out with like-minded fellow students, and spends two semesters abroad in Australia. But when he returns, he realizes that he has chosen the wrong major and calling it off now seems to be too late. Finally, in his seventh semester, his greatest desire is fulfilled: after falling in love with Kerstin, he forgets all about the whole purpose of his studies. Ultimately, he leads himself to financial ruin with a completely oversized business idea. His youthful enthusiasm is soon replaced by deep depression and existential questions like: What do I really want? What am I doing here? And for how much longer …?

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Frieder Wittich
Assistant director:Andreas Hoffmann
Screenplay:Frieder Wittich, Oliver Ziegenbalg
Translation:Abraham Rodriguez
Director of photography:Christian Rein
Camera operator:Florian Partikel
Assistant camera:Yvonne Geiler, Patrick Jasim, Timothy Sedgwick (Vertretung)
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert
Optical effects:Claudius Rauch
Still photography:Dirk Häger, Heike Ulrich
Lighting design:Oliver Bromme
Gaffer:Tobias Dawid, Stefan Novotny
Key grip:Sebastian Dengler
Set design:Tamo Kunz (Szenenbild)
Property master:Stefanie Lehmkuhl
Stand-by props:Maik Hörnig
Construction manager:Kai Mischka Finnigan
Make-up artist:Irina Tübbecke-Bechem, Mieke Willaert (Assistenz), Mandula Hilf (Assistenz)
Costume design:Sabine Keller
Editing:Marty Schenk
Sound design:Hubert Bartholomae
Sound:Gunnar Voigt
Sound assistant:Serge Timmons, Sebastian Riegel
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Stunt co-ordinator:Dirk Quasten
Stunts:Petra Quednau
Casting:Suse Marquardt
Music:Oliver Thiede, Tobias Jundt, Kris Steininger, Michael Kamm
  
Cast: 
Max RiemeltMomo
Alexander FehlingBernd
Claudia EisingerKerstin
Robert GwisdekDirk
Amit ShahAswin
Maria VogtBibbi
Daniel ZillmannKäthe
Cyril SjöströmFlo
Tobias van DiekenScheubert
Dieter MannProfessor Schäfer
Sebastian SchwarzSuso
Johannes SuhmPhillip
Pheline RogganDenise
Benjamin Felix KrammeUwe
Anna GränzerAnnika
Roberto CappellutiJimmy
Michael HerlHennes
Paul J. SemmlerJo
Lisa Marie Arnold
Katharina Hackhausen
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
in association with:Instinctive Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke
Producer (TV):Jörg Himstedt (Hessischer Rundfunk [HR]), Georg Steinert (Arte)
Executive producer:Chris Ouwinga, Darryn Welch, Helen Beadleston, Gabriela Bacher
Line producer:Jens Oberwetter
Unit production manager:Sofie Scherz
Location manager:Jacek Gluszko (Darmstadt, Frankfurt am Main), Sören Bode (Motive Darmstadt), Katrin Haase (Motive Frankfurt), Ingo Stroot (Set), Manuel Kreuzpaintner (Set)
Shoot:31.03.2008-13.05.2008: Darmstadt, Frankfurt/Main
Original distributor:Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main)
Length:97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2009, 119425, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 29.09.2009, Zürich, Film Festival, corso 2;
Kinostart (DE): 07.01.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) 13 Semester
Weiterer Titel (DE) 13 Semester - Der frühe Vogel kann mich mal

Versions

Original

Length:97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.08.2009, 119425, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 29.09.2009, Zürich, Film Festival, corso 2;
Kinostart (DE): 07.01.2010
 

Awards

Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2010
Günter-Strack-Fernsehpreis , Schauspiel
 
Zürich Film Festival 2009
Besondere Erwähnung
 
FBW 2009
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