alaska.de

alaska.de

Deutschland 1999/2000, Spielfilm

Inhalt

When 16-year-old Sabine can no longer get along with her mother′s boyfriend, she is sent to live with her father in an East Berlin suburb. Feeling completely isolated and alone, she finally befriends Eddie, a boy of her own age, and his best friend Micha. Micha, who is two years older, is unemployed and in trouble with the police.

A party at his house turns into a nightmare when he, Eddie and their friend Stefan get into a vicious fight with another boy. Eddie stabs the boy to death. Sabine finds the bleeding corpse and sees Micha running away with a knife in his hands. The boys are terrified at what they′ve done and threaten Sabine to keep silent. When Micha decides to take matters into his own hands, things only get worse...

"alaska.de" isn′t an ordinary crime story depicting the brutality of suburban youth. It is an acute portrayal of German kids struggling with contemporary urban life. The idea for the film was born when the director met with members of two gangs while producing a music video about violence in German schools. All the young actors in the film are amateurs. The director and the 13 participating kids met over several weekends and an intensive week-long training session to prepare for the film. During the improvisation exercises of these workshops, the film′s narrative was honed to correspond with the real-life experiences of the kids

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Esther Gronenborn
Assistant director:Britt Beyer
Screenplay:Esther Gronenborn
Director of photography:Jan Fehse
Camera operator:Philipp Kirsamer
Production design:Tom Hornig
Make-up artist:C.I.S.E.L.
Costume design:Linda Harper
Editing:Christian Lonk
Assistant editor:Beatrice Deom
Sound:Marc von Stürler
Sound assistant:Dominik Schleier
Foley artist:Eckhard Blach
Audio mixing:Klaus Hornemann
Consultant:Thomas C. R. Davies
Special effects:Björn Friese
Music:Rudi Moser, Christian Meyer
Conductor:Andreas Kirnberger
  
Cast: 
Jana PallaskeSabine
Frank DroeseEddi
Artur RakkAnton
Toni BlumeMicha
Nele SteffenCoco
Wilhelm BennerStefan
Andrusch JungDaniel
Daniel FripanFlorian
Andreas HoppeSabines Vater
Susanne SachßeSabines Mutter
Axel PrahlPolizist Wünsche
Beate PfeifferBiolehrerin
Dorothea MüllerKlassenlehrerin
Elmar GutmannLehrer Grundmann
Viktor SchengelAldo Bihac
Mathias FrenzelKarl
Achmed Kersten BlockLudger
Pascal PatillaudPasqual
Kevin BembristaKevin
Nina Louisa FischerKirsten
Steven SchlüterSteven
Jérôme GranzowJohannes
Axel WernerFensterputzer
Tobias Schenke
  
Production company:Bioskop-Film GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Shorts Production GmbH (Potsdam), Studio Babelsberg Independents (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Ostdeutscher Rundfunk Brandenburg (ORB) (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Eberhard Junkersdorf
Co-Producer:Ulrich Limmer, Kirsten Sohrauer, Ulrich Limmer, Dr. Rainer Kölmel, Cooky Ziesche, Arthur Hofer
Executive producer:Dietmar Güntsche
Line producer:Peter Hartwig
Unit production manager:Anja Firmenich
Shoot:17.07.1999-21.08.1999: Berlin
Original distributor:Arthaus Filmverleih GmbH, München
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:2459 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2000, 86266, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 15.09.2000, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 28.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 25.01.2001;
TV-Erstsendung: 13.01.2007 [Bayern 3]

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) alaska.de

Versions

Original

Length:2459 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2000, 86266, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 15.09.2000, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 28.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 25.01.2001;
TV-Erstsendung: 13.01.2007 [Bayern 3]
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2001
Lola, Beste Regie
Lola, Bester Schnitt