Abwärts

Abwärts

BR Deutschland 1983/1984, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Out Of Order

It is Friday evening in a big office building. Most people have left and are on their way home. Four late-comers get into the same express elevator, an ageing accountant, an aggressive youth, a beautiful woman and her arrogant former lover.

Seconds later they are all prisoners, suspended a hundred meters above ground, crammed into a few square meters, stuck between two floors. Nobody hears their cries for help. Then all attempts to free them fail. The cables holding the elevator snap, one after the other.

Frustrations built up over the years and newly created rivalries erupt. Secrets are betrayed. While the rescue operation proceeds, fateful decisions are being made. One of the four will not live to see the end of their adventure.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Carl Schenkel
Assistant director:Ferenc Fritz, Patricia Forsberry
Script supervisor:Cristel Braak
Screenplay:Carl Schenkel
Dialogue:Frank Göhre (Mitarbeit)
Director of photography:Jacques Steyn
Assistant camera:Henry Hauck, Matthias Helwig
2nd Camera unit:Theo Bierkens
Still photography:Sibylle Mallmann
Lighting design:Theo Bierkens, Dieter Koschorrek
Production design:Toni Lüdi, Wolfgang Rux (Assistenz)
Prop master:Volker Baum, Robert Merkl
Construction manager:Alexander Korn, Hermann Ramelow
Make-up artist:Viktor Leitenbauer, Elke Flips (Visagistin)
Costume design:Uschi Zech
Costumes:Petra Polosek
Editing:Norbert Herzner
Assistant editor:Ulrich Friedrich
Sound:Hans Künzi
Music recording:Peter Hillert
Foley artist:Mel Kutbay, Heiner Harss
Audio mixing:Günther Blumhagen
Special effects:Richard Richtsfeld
Stunts:Ivan Kristoff, Miomir Radević
Miscellaneous (other):Michael Brunner (Fahrstuhltechnik), Niko Rallis (Fahrstuhltechnik)
Music:Jacques Zwart, Jacques Swart, Felix Moluchi
  
Cast: 
Götz GeorgeJörg
Wolfgang KielingGössmann
Renée SoutendijkMarion
Hannes JaenickePit
Kurt RaabFahrstuhlmonteur
Jan GrothPförtner
Klaus WennemannMonteur Heinz
Ralf RichterMonteur Otto
Ekme Kyemez FirdersPutzfrau
Hans SchwöflerBeaver
  
Production company:Laura Film GmbH (München), Mutoskop Film GmbH (München), Maran Film GmbH & Co. KG (München-Geiselgasteig), Dieter Geissler Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München), Süddeutscher Rundfunk (SDR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Bertram Vetter, Thomas Schühly
Co-Producer:Matthias Deyle, Dieter Geissler
Producer (TV):Bertram Vetter (SDR)
Unit production manager:Erwin Mäkelburg, Michael Bohnstengel
Location manager:Michael Waldleitner, Michael Heintze
Production coordinator:Ingrid van Anka
Shoot:15.11.1983-20.01.1984: München, Frankfurt
Original distributor:CineVox Filmvertrieb GmbH & Co. Verleih KG (Grünwald)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Bayerische Filmförderung (München)
Length:2467 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.04.1984, 54606, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 01.07.1987, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Abwärts
Arbeitstitel Der Aufzug

Versions

Original

Length:2467 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.04.1984, 54606, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 01.07.1987, ARD
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 1985
Beste Regie
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 1985
Filmband in Gold, Beste Kamera
Filmband in Gold, Darstellerische Leistung
 
Fantasporto, Portugal 1985
Beste Regie
 
Sitges Festival Internacional de Cinema de Catalunya 1984
Caixa de Catalunya, Beste Regie