Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland

Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland

Deutschland 2009-2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

On 10 September, 1964, Germany’s one-millionth "guest worker" was welcomed. Spanning a period of no less than forty-five years, this film by sisters Yasemin Samdereli (director) and Nesrin Samdereli (screenplay) tells the story of guest worker number one-million-and-one – a man named Hüseyin Yilmaz and his family. "Who or what am I – German or Turk?" asks six-year-old Cenk Yilmaz when neither his Turkish nor his German schoolmates pick him for their respective football teams.

In an attempt to comfort Cenk, his 22-year-old cousin Canan tells him the story of their grandfather Hüseyin, who came to Germany at the end of the sixties as a "guest worker" and who later brought his wife and children to "Almanya". Germany had long since become the family’s home when without warning one night, Hüseyin surprises his loved ones with the news that he has bought a house in Turkey and now wants to return to the old country. Refusing to brook the slightest opposition, the entire family set off for Turkey. This marks the beginning of a journey full of memories, arguments and reconciliations – until, that is, the family trip takes an unexpected turn…

The young filmmakers have plundered their own memories of childhood and youth for this, their cinematic debut. Yasemin Samdereli: "Even at an early age, we were always struck by the way people found it amusing whenever we told them stories about our childhood: that Nesrin for instance once played German carnival figure ‘Funkenmariechen’ and used to belt out Catholic hymns fervently during mass. Or that I used to play the flute in a marching band and wrote my name Jasmin – until my second grade teacher torpedoed my attempts to hoodwink her."

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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grossartig

Dieser Film finde ich wirklich sehr liebevoll und gut gemacht. Es ist eine Seite von eine Geschichte Deutschlands die kaum bekannt ist. Interessant, witzig in viele Kleinigkeiten, unterhaltsam und schön gemacht.

Credits

Director:Yasemin Samdereli
Screenplay:Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli
Director of photography:Ngo The Chau
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Music:Gerd Baumann
  
Cast: 
Vedat ErincinAlter Hüseyin
Fahri YardimJunger Hüseyin
Aylin TezelCanan
Lilay HuserAlte Fatma
Demet GülJunge Fatma
Denis MoschittoAli
Rafael KoussourisCenk
Petra Schmidt-SchallerGabi
Aykut KayacikErwachsene Veli
Aycan Vardar10-jährige Veli
Ercan KarayaliErwachsener Muhamed
Kaan Aydogdu8-jähriger Mohamed
Şiir EloğluErwachsene Leyla
Aliya Artuc4-jährige Leyla
Axel MilbergDeutscher Beamter
Antoine Monot Jr.Nachbar
Oliver NägelePolitiker
Jule RonstedtLehrerin
Arnd SchimkatPolizist
Tim SeyfiGemüsehändler
Walter SittlerKann im Krämerladen
Aglaia SzyszkowitzÄrztin
Katharina ThalbachFrau im Bus
Saskia VesterNachbarin
Anton AlgrangDolmetscher
  
Production company:Roxy Film GmbH & Co. KG (München)
Producer:Andreas Richter, Annie Brunner, Ursula Woerner

All Credits

Director:Yasemin Samdereli
Assistant director:Manuel Siebert, Ulla Bay Kronenberger, Tobias Jäger
Script supervisor:Sandra Gerstberger
Screenplay:Yasemin Samdereli, Nesrin Samdereli
Director of photography:Ngo The Chau
Assistant camera:Peppa Meißner, Christian Graf, Gregor Grieshaber
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert
Still photography:Sven Boremski
Lighting design:Benjamin Dreythaller
Gaffer:Boris Lauter
Key grip:Ilko Petkow, Theo Krönke
Production design:Alexander Manasse, Kerstin Grund (Assistenz)
Property master:Markus Maria Thormann
Stand-by props:Seralp Baris, Bettina Sailer
Make-up artist:Tatjana Krauskopf, Constanze Madlindl, Isabella-Sophie Beyer, Silke Dotzauer
Costume design:Steffi Bruhn
Costumes:Annina Goldfuß
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Sound:Christian Götz
Sound assistant:Bilge Bingül
Synch sound:Christoph Oertel
Casting:Emrah Ertem
Music:Gerd Baumann
  
Cast: 
Vedat ErincinAlter Hüseyin
Fahri YardimJunger Hüseyin
Aylin TezelCanan
Lilay HuserAlte Fatma
Demet GülJunge Fatma
Denis MoschittoAli
Rafael KoussourisCenk
Petra Schmidt-SchallerGabi
Aykut KayacikErwachsene Veli
Aycan Vardar10-jährige Veli
Ercan KarayaliErwachsener Muhamed
Kaan Aydogdu8-jähriger Mohamed
Şiir EloğluErwachsene Leyla
Aliya Artuc4-jährige Leyla
Axel MilbergDeutscher Beamter
Antoine Monot Jr.Nachbar
Oliver NägelePolitiker
Jule RonstedtLehrerin
Arnd SchimkatPolizist
Tim SeyfiGemüsehändler
Walter SittlerKann im Krämerladen
Aglaia SzyszkowitzÄrztin
Katharina ThalbachFrau im Bus
Saskia VesterNachbarin
Anton AlgrangDolmetscher
  
Production company:Roxy Film GmbH & Co. KG (München)
in co-production with:Infafilm GmbH Manfred Korytowski (München)
Producer:Andreas Richter, Annie Brunner, Ursula Woerner
Co-Producer:Tita Korytowski
Line producer:Anja-Karina Richter
Unit production manager:Barbara Josek, Robert Geisler
Location manager:Jacek Gluszko, Sören Bode (Motiv), Oliver Cohn (Set), Sven Boremski (Set)
Shoot:08.10.2009-16.12.2009: München, Türkei
Original distributor:Concorde Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2768 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.12.2010, 125840, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.03.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland

Versions

Original

Length:2768 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.12.2010, 125840, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 10.03.2011
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2012
Bestes Spielfilmdebüt
Bestes Drehbuch
 
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Kino – Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater 2011
Gilde Filmpreis, Bester Spielfilm - national
 
Filmfest München 2011
Bernhard Wicki Filmpreis
Kinder-Medien-Preis „Der weiße Elefant“, Nachwuchsschauspieler
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2011
Lola, Bestes Drehbuch
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
FSK 2011
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll