Airbag

Airbag

Spanien / Deutschland / Portugal 1996/1997, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Airbag
Juantxo′s life is perfect: He is rich, he has a social position, a career and, in 5 days time, he is getting married to the daughter of a marquise.
But, before that, he will grant his friends one last request.

At his stag night in a well-known brothel with his two friends - Pako
and Konradin – he loses his virginity and his 30-million-Peseta
engagement ring. The search for the lost ring plunges the three friends
into the underworld of drug barons and brothel kings. Undaunted, the
trio embark on a furious journey around northern Spain from brothel to
brothel, unwittingly setting in motion a series of events that bring
the drug gangs to each other′s throats. They are let loose into a
bizarre world: from Portuguese mafia boss Souza, his black magic powers
and convoy of gun-toting kamikazes to unashamedly corrupt politicians;
from dialectic policemen to exotic whores, and from coke to airbags
that inflate with more than just air. On the way they meet the
seductive and dangerous Fatima Espirito Santo, and the outrageous and
unpredictable Pazos, whose efforts to linguistically impress are
nothing short of hilarious. As the chaos and clouds of smoke and coke
billow up behind them, Juantxo discovers hitherto untapped powers.
Pako′s highway credibility and sexual prowess are put to a severe test,
and Konradin keeps them both sane with encyclopaedic gems from his
store of useless facts. Meanwhile, many, many miles away, the church
bells ring out on a sunlit banquet

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Juanma Bajo Ulloa
Assistant director:Luis Gómez Valdivieso, José Ramos Paino
Screenplay:Karra Elejalde, Juanma Bajo Ulloa, Fernando Guillén Cuervo
Story:Karra Elejalde
Director of photography:Gonzalo Berridi
Camera operator:Arturo Aldegunde
Assistant camera:Juan de la Cueva, Mario Montero
Set design:Satur Idarreta, Nuria Sanjuan, Julio Torrecilla
Make-up artist:Karmele Soler
Costume design:Bina Daigeler
Hairdresser:Itziar Arrieta
Editing:Pablo Blanco
Sound:Juan Borell, Miguel Ángel Polo, Gilles Ortion
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Music:Bingen Mendizabal
  
Cast: 
Pilar BardemLa Herme
Karra ElejaldeJuantxo
Luis CuencaSouza
Rosa María SardáMarquesa
Francisco RabalVillambrosa
Manuel ManquinaPazos
Maria de MedeirosFátima do Espírito Santo
Fernando Guillén CuervoKonradín
Alberto San JuanPako
  
Production company:Marea Films S.A. (Madrid), Asegarce Zinema S.A. (Bilbao), Road Movies Dritte Produktionen GmbH (Berlin), M.G.N. Filmes (Lissabon)
Producer:Adrian Lipp, Inaki Burutxaga
Co-Producer:Ulrich Felsberg, Tino Navarro
Line producer:Adrian Lipp
Unit production manager:Mariví de Villanueva
Shoot:10.06.1996-23.08.1996: Madrid und Umgebung, Santander, Navarra (Las Bárdenas)
Funding:Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:3477 m, 124 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 13.06.1997, San Sebastian, Principe 2;
Aufführung (ES): 20.06.1997, Madrid;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.01.1999, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis

Titles

Originaltitel (ES DE PT) Airbag
TV-Titel (DE) Airbag - Jetzt knallt's richtig!

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Original

Length:3477 m, 124 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 13.06.1997, San Sebastian, Principe 2;
Aufführung (ES): 20.06.1997, Madrid;
Erstaufführung (DE): 22.01.1999, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis
 

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