Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin

Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A Woman in Berlin

Berlin, April 1945, the last days of the war. In a partially destroyed building, people cower in the basement – and wait. They have survived the night-time bombing raids and the artillery bombardments. Most of them are women, and they have a foreboding of what awaits them. The Red Army is poised to march in and take Berlin.

Women in this building, like elsewhere in Berlin, become victims of rape. One of them is Anonyma, a journalist and photographer. She, however, re - fuses to see herself as a victim. Summoning up her courage and an unconditional will to defend her dignity, she reaches a decision. She will look for a "wolf", a Russian officer who will protect her from the other soldiers. In return, she will sleep with him – voluntarily. What she had least expected happens: she begins to take an interest in the polite, melancholic Russian officer Andrej, and it turns into a relationship that feels a bit like love. Still, there is a barrier between them that never lets them forget that they come from enemy camps…

The film by director Max Färberböck and producer Günter Rohrbach is based on the diary by an authoress who remained anonymous until her death, the only woman to write about the still taboo topic of the rape of German women by soldiers of the Red Army at the end of World War II. The book is a unique historical document. It caused a sensation worldwide and went to the top of the bestseller lists when it was re-released in Germany in 2003.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Max Färberböck
Screenplay:Max Färberböck
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Editing:Ewa J. Lind
Music:Zbigniew Preisner
  
Cast: 
Nina HossAnonyma
Jevgenij SidichinAndreij Rybkin
Irm HermannWitwe
Rüdiger VoglerEckhart
Ulrike KrumbiegelIlse Hoch
Rolf KaniesFriedrich Hoch
Jördis TriebelBärbel Maltaus
Roman GribkovAnatol
Juliane KöhlerElke
Samuel MuzhikyanAndropov
Viktor ZhalsanovMongole
Aleksandra KulikovaMascha
Oleg ChernovErster Vergewaltiger
Anne KanisFlüchtlingsmädchen
August DiehlGerd
Rosalie ThomassGreta Malthaus
Sandra HüllerSteffi
Erni MangoldAchtzigjährige Frau
Sebastian UrzendowskyJunger Soldat
Hermann BeyerDr. Wolf
Ralf SchermulyBuchhändler
Isabell GerschkeLisbeth
Aleksandr SamojlenkoPetka
Evgeny TitovVolodja
Eva LöbauFrau Wendt
Olgierd LukaszewiczButtermann
Yvo Rene ScharfRussischer Soldat Ivan
Catharina SchuchmannFrau Binder
Andreina de MartinEdith
  
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach

All Credits

Director:Max Färberböck
Assistant director:Laura Mihartescu
Screenplay:Max Färberböck
Co-author:Dominique Schuchman
based on:Anonyma (Aufzeichnungen "Eine Frau in Berlin")
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Optical effects:David Laubsch
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Key grip:Kenneth Cornils
Production design:Uli Hanisch, Andrzej Halinski
Set design:Manfred Lohmar
Drawings:Petra Maria Wirth
Prop master:Stefan Isfort
Make-up artist:Waldemar Pokromski, Anette Keiser, René Jordan
Costume design:Lucia Faust
Editing:Ewa J. Lind
Sound editor:Felix Andriessens
Foley editor:Noemi Hampel, Roman Volkholz
Sound:Manfred Banach
Foley artist:Jörg Klinkenberg
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Zbigniew Preisner
  
Cast: 
Nina HossAnonyma
Jevgenij SidichinAndreij Rybkin
Irm HermannWitwe
Rüdiger VoglerEckhart
Ulrike KrumbiegelIlse Hoch
Rolf KaniesFriedrich Hoch
Jördis TriebelBärbel Maltaus
Roman GribkovAnatol
Juliane KöhlerElke
Samuel MuzhikyanAndropov
Viktor ZhalsanovMongole
Aleksandra KulikovaMascha
Oleg ChernovErster Vergewaltiger
Anne KanisFlüchtlingsmädchen
August DiehlGerd
Rosalie ThomassGreta Malthaus
Sandra HüllerSteffi
Erni MangoldAchtzigjährige Frau
Sebastian UrzendowskyJunger Soldat
Hermann BeyerDr. Wolf
Ralf SchermulyBuchhändler
Isabell GerschkeLisbeth
Aleksandr SamojlenkoPetka
Evgeny TitovVolodja
Eva LöbauFrau Wendt
Olgierd LukaszewiczButtermann
Yvo Rene ScharfRussischer Soldat Ivan
Catharina SchuchmannFrau Binder
Andreina de MartinEdith
  
Voice:Waléra Kanischtscheff (Russischer Soldat)
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Tempus Film (Łódź)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach
Producer (TV):Caroline von Senden (ZDF)
Executive producer:Martin Moszkowicz
Line producer:Bernhard Thür
Unit production manager:Astrid Kühberger
Shoot:28.05.2007-04.09.2007: Köln, Berlin, Breslau, Liegnitz; MCM Studios Hürth
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3591 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.08.2008, 114827, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.10.2008, Köln;
Kinostart (DE): 23.10.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Anonyma - Eine Frau in Berlin

Versions

Original

Length:3591 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.08.2008, 114827, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 14.10.2008, Köln;
Kinostart (DE): 23.10.2008
 

TV-Fassung

Length:190 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 10.05.2010, ZDF [1. Teiil];
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 12.05.2010, ZDF [2. Teil]
 

Awards

FBW 2008
Prädiakt: Wertvoll