Anonymus

Anonymus

Deutschland / USA 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The movie takes up the theories of several renowned literary scholars and investigates the question whether William Shakespeare was perhaps an impostor whose works were written by another, anonymous author. The (fictitious) story is set in 17th century London: Edward de Vere, 17th  Earl of Oxford, is an educated and passionate author. All his secretly composed plays are piled up in a closet. As a member of aristocracy of Elizabethan England his social status prohibits him to publish his works. He pays stage author Ben Jonson to publish them under his name. Despite his initial reservation Jonson agrees and places his reliance on actor William Shakespeare who is not adverse to a drink or two. At the same time de Vere who was banned from the royal court tries to take influence on the power struggles at the palace, thereby relying on the last means which he has left – the theatre.

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Credits

Director:Roland Emmerich
Screenplay:John Orloff
Director of photography:Anna Foerster
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Music:Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser
  
Cast: 
Vanessa RedgraveKönigin Elisabeth
Rhys IfansEdward de Vere, Graf von Oxford
Joely RichardsonDie junge Königin Elisabeth
David ThewlisWilliam Cecil
Xavier SamuelSouthhampton
Sebastian ArmestoBen Jonson
Sebastian ReidEssex
Rafe SpallWilliam Shakespeare
Edward HoggRobert Cecil
Jamie Campbell BowerDer junge Edward de Vere, Graf von Oxford
Derek JacobiProlog
Patrick DiemlingOxfords Lehrling
Antje ThieleLady de Vere
Martina YskerHofdame
Heike SplettstößerLady Cecil
Claudia Funkejunge Dame
Michael S. RuscheinskyElizabeths Leibwächter
Patricia Grovewartende Dame
Steffi SattlerFrau von König James I
Isaiah MichalskiJunge
  
Production company:Centropolis Entertainment (Culver City)
Producer:Roland Emmerich, Robert Leger, Larry Franco

All Credits

Director:Roland Emmerich
Assistant director:Christopher Doll, Corinne Le Hong
Dialogue editor:Axel Malzacher (Deutsche Fassung)
Screenplay:John Orloff
Director of photography:Anna Foerster
Camera operator:Vladimir Subotic, Sebastian Meuschel
Assistant camera:Johnny Feurer, Birgit Dierken
Steadycam operator:Sebastian Meuschel
Optical effects:Volker Engel (Leitung), Marc Weigert
Still photography:Reiner Bajo
Lighting design:Roger Altmann, Albrecht Silberberger
Gaffer:Alexander Zeihn, Björn Körner, Peter Kramer
Key grip:Johannes Disselhoff
Production design:Sebastian Krawinkel
Set dresser:Sandra Zimmerle
Storyboard:Axel Eichhorst
Prop master:Michael Fechner
Construction manager:Stefan E. Thiele
Make-up artist:Grit Hildenbrand, Valentina Schwetz, Björn Rehbein, Heike Merker, Daniela Skala
Costume design:Lisy Christl
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Sound editor:Philipp Sellier, Christoph von Schönburg
Foley editor:Philipp Sellier
Sound:Manfred Banach
Sound assistant:Dirk Schaefer
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Music:Thomas Wander, Harald Kloser
  
Cast: 
Vanessa RedgraveKönigin Elisabeth
Rhys IfansEdward de Vere, Graf von Oxford
Joely RichardsonDie junge Königin Elisabeth
David ThewlisWilliam Cecil
Xavier SamuelSouthhampton
Sebastian ArmestoBen Jonson
Sebastian ReidEssex
Rafe SpallWilliam Shakespeare
Edward HoggRobert Cecil
Jamie Campbell BowerDer junge Edward de Vere, Graf von Oxford
Derek JacobiProlog
Patrick DiemlingOxfords Lehrling
Antje ThieleLady de Vere
Martina YskerHofdame
Heike SplettstößerLady Cecil
Claudia Funkejunge Dame
Michael S. RuscheinskyElizabeths Leibwächter
Patricia Grovewartende Dame
Steffi SattlerFrau von König James I
Isaiah MichalskiJunge
  
dubbed by:Thomas Nero Wolff (Edward de Vere), Judy Winter (Königin Elisabeth), Christin Marquitan (Die junge Königin Elisabeth), Wolfgang Condrus (William Cecil), Timmo Niesner (Southampton), Nico Mamone (Ben Jonson), Simon Jäger (William Shakespeare), Axel Malzacher (Robert Cecil), Konrad Bösherz (Der junge Edward de Vere), Friedhelm Ptok (Prolog)
Production company:Centropolis Entertainment (Culver City)
in co-production with:Studio Babelsberg Motion Pictures GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Relativity Media (US)
Producer:Roland Emmerich, Robert Leger, Larry Franco
Co-Producer:Christoph Fisser, Carl L. Woebcken, Henning Molfenter, Kirstin Winkler
Executive producer:Volker Engel, Marc Weigert, John Orloff
Location manager:Gisela Emberger
Production assistant:Julia Dorothea Gross
Shoot:22.03.2010-04.06.2010: Potsdam, Studio Babelsberg
Original distributor:Sony Pictures Releasing GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3553 m, 130 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129741, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (GB): 10.2011, London, Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Anonymus
Weiterer Titel (DE) Anonymous

Versions

Original

Length:3553 m, 130 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.10.2011, 129741, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (GB): 10.2011, London, Film Festival;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2012
Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Tongestaltung
Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Kostümbild
Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Ausstattung
Filmpreis in Gold, Bestes Maskenbild
Filmpreis in Gold, Beste Kamera
Filmpreis in Gold, Bester Schnitt