Alter und Schönheit

Alter und Schönheit

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Age and Beauty

It′s been forever since the four friends have seen each other. Manni is very ill and his last wish brings them together again: the friends are to find Rosi, the former "queen" of their clique and the love of Manni′s life – he wants to beg her pardon. Once the men are reunited a long lost feeling of being alive begins to reawaken in them. They zoom around in Manni′s Ferrari and strike camp in his comfortable bungalow until they succeed in getting the couple together again. But this turns out to be more difficult than they had expected, for Manni′s proud ex-lover is a woman full of surprises …

In this relaxed atmosphere the distance between the men and Rosi soon dissolves. They pass the time at Manni′s pool and listen to old records. Gradually a lot of things begin to dawn on them: Bernie has somehow lost his love for his wife and job, Justus senses that work isn′t all that life has to offer, and Harry has to cope with the fact that his wife and his lover have both left him at the same time – per text message, on the same day.

Writer/director Michael Klier brings the top German actors of the "adult" generation together to reflect, with subtle humour, on love, work and the meaning of life. It seems here that men today only grow up when they reach their fifties …

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Michael Klier
Assistant director:Ires Jung
Script supervisor:Frédéric Moriette
Screenplay:Michael Klier
Director of photography:Sophie Maintigneux
Assistant camera:Daniel Erb
Still photography:Nadja Klier
Titles / Opticals:Lena Dickmann
Lighting design:Sven Meyer
Set design:Birgit Kniep-Gentis (Szenenbild), Verena Popp (Szenenbild)
Property master:Ingo von Heland
Stand-by props:Matthias Walitza
Make-up artist:Heiko Schmidt, Barbara Ratke-Sieb
Costume design:Birgit Kilian
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Sound design:Kai Tebbel
Sound:Hermann Ebling
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Casting:Sigrid Emmerich
Music:Laurent Petitgand
  
Cast: 
Henry HübchenHarry
Burghart KlaußnerJustus
Armin RohdeBernhard
Sibylle CanonicaRosi
Peter LohmeyerManni
Friederike WagnerBritt
Maria GundolfLo
Agnieszka PiwowarskaKrankenschwester
Cristin KönigÄrztin
Imogen KoggeHella
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Producer:Stefan Arndt
Producer (TV):Anke Krause (Westdeutscher Rundfunk [WDR]), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Line producer:Ulli Neumann
Unit production manager:Robert Geisler
Location manager:Sabina Doerr, Levke Palm
Production manager:Mareile Thies
Shoot:23.07.2007-30.08.2007: Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:2656 m, 97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2008, 114802, ohnew Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 08.01.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Alter und Schönheit
Arbeitstitel (DE) Ferrari 49

Versions

Original

Length:2656 m, 97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2008, 114802, ohnew Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 08.01.2009
 

Awards

FBW 2008
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