Allein

Allein

Deutschland 2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Alone

The young student Maria leads a life marked by a need to be close to someone and an excess of sex, tablets and alcohol. Her greatest fear is to be alone, which she attempts to combat by means of an affair with an older man named Wolfgang and numerous one-night-stands. Maria is what you might call "borderline": she has a problem with boundaries.

One morning a young student called Jan shows up at the university library where Maria works. The two of them hit it off, and Maria senses that this nascent relationship just might be her very first sincere and honest love. A desire to break with her former life begins to grow in her, but she doesn’t know how to go about it. Maria is afraid of failing. She carefully tries to conceal her past from Jan, but fails to realize that this will only lead to a major catastrophe.

In his impressive feature film debut, Thomas Durchschlag examines the self-destructive power of depression, fear and loneliness. The film came about within the framework of the Six-Pack initiative, a support programme for young talent whereby the Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen and the broadcaster WDR share the production costs of a debut film.

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Thomas Durchschlag
Assistant director:Till Bosse
Script supervisor:Dinah Rauenbusch
Screenplay:Thomas Durchschlag
Script editor:Christina Kaschuba (Beratung)
Director of photography:Michael Wiesweg
Assistant camera:Kristina Klunkert
Clapper loader:Stefan Pott
Lighting design:Theo Lustig
Key grip:Hendrik A. Kley
Set design:Sonja Ilius (Szenenbild), Melanie Alsdorf (Szenenbild-Assistenz)
Property master:Peter Bolewski
Stand-by props:Karola Soós
Make-up artist:Frauke Horn
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf, Elena Braun (Assistenz)
Editing:Ingo Ehrlich
Sound design:Claudia Herrendorf
Sound:Andreas Wölki
Sound assistant:Georg Müller
Foley artist:Wilmont Schulze
Audio mixing:Meik Kornführer, Lars Ginzel
Consultant:Katrin Möres-Piepenbring
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Music:Maciej Sledziecki
Music performer:Philip Zoubek
  
Cast: 
Lavinia WilsonMaria
Maximilian BrücknerJan
Victoria MayerSarah
Richy MüllerWolfgang
Tobias van DiekenNico
Holger KunkelRasmus
Peter FieselerYuppie
Daniel DrewesTaxifahrer
Wolfgang PackhäuserTherapeut
  
Production company:Lichtblick Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Joachim Ortmanns
Producer (TV):Michael André (WDR)
Line producer:Uwe Herpich
Unit production manager:Christian Fürst
Location manager:Steffen Müller
Production coordinator:Bülent Nacaksiz
Shoot:04.2004-15.06.2004: Nordrhein-Westfalen
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
DVD distributor:Sunfilm Entertainment GmbH (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:2485, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 26.07.2005, 103161, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.2004, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 28.07.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 17.08.2006, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Allein

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Original

Length:2485, 91 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 26.07.2005, 103161, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.2004, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 28.07.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 17.08.2006, ARD
 

Awards

Adolf-Grimme-Preis 2007
Mercedes-Benz-Förderstipendium
 

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