Am Anfang

Am Anfang

Deutschland 2012/2013, Kurz-Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

In The Beginning

How much truth does a human need? Where did the Enlightenment take us? It became the driving force of modern life and thought. Of science, too. Today, thanks to technology, we can look inside ourself, and even into the life that succeeds us, that is, into unborn life. German leads in the world in prenatal diagnostics - becoming human in the maternal body: a series of ultrasound photos, regular prophylactic medical examinations, of prenatal preparatory courses, yet also ending at times in late abortions.

"In the Beginning" is a calm examination of a much-discussed and controversial field of medical research. It is an intimate film about love, hope and existential decisions. And about the secret of pregnancy and becoming human, which still remains a mystery even in an era of technical surveillance.
The director interviewed women and doctors and filmed their lives. The resulting material presents a non-judgemental view of the expectations of starting a family, and also depitcs the tragedy of decisions that will bring truth to light in their wake, and may indeed represent the first substantial ruptures in the course of a life.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Josephine Links
Director of photography:Lotta Kilian
Editing:Anne Jünemann
Sound design:Jana Irmert
Music:Leonard Petersen
Production company:It Works! Medien GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen »Konrad Wolf« (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB)/Arte (Potsdam)
Producer:Cathrin Göbel, Annekatrin Hendel, Maria Wischnewski
Producer (TV):Rolf Bergmann (RBB), Dagmar Mielke (RBB/Arte)
Original distributor:It Works! Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:80 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.12.2016, 164641, ab 6 Jahre
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.11.2013, Kassel, Dokfest

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Originaltitel (DE) Am Anfang

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Length:80 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.12.2016, 164641, ab 6 Jahre
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.11.2013, Kassel, Dokfest
 

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