Auf der Suche

Auf der Suche

Deutschland / Frankreich 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Looking for Simon

Valerie has not been able to get hold of her son who is a doctor in Marseille for some time now. She goes to the French port city and finds an abandoned apartment. She asks Simon’s ex-lover Jens to come too so he can support her quest in the strange city.

Why does somebody disappear without a trace? How can somebody one thought one knew so well suddenly become so unknown? And who is Simon really? As it unfolds, Jan Krüger’s film develops into an unconventional psycho-thriller. Each lead that Valerie and Jens pursue comes to nothing. Despite booking a trip, Simon did not go to Morocco; neither of them can explain why he might have bought an expensive yellow sports car. Together they watch vacation videos and other films they find in the apartment. And they come across two people – Simon’s colleague Camille and the mysterious car dealer Jalil – who both evidently had a special relationship with the disappeared Simon. Valerie and Jens begin to question their own relationship with him and consequently themselves. All the participants are thrown off course by the search. And with its particular atmosphere, the French port city plays a very singular role.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Jan Krüger
Screenplay:Jan Krüger
Director of photography:Bernadette Paaßen
Editing:Natali Barrey
Music:Birger Clausen
  
Cast: 
Corinna HarfouchValerie
Nico RognerJens
Trystan PütterSimon
Valérie LeroyCamille
Mehdi DehbiJalil
Géraldine LoupSNCM-Mitarbeiterin
Mireille PerrierKommissarin
Dominique RatonnatNachbar
Manuel DiazFußballspieler
Jacques GermainArzt
Georges NeriWeingutbesitzer
Tobias RauscherFreund im Video
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

All Credits

Director:Jan Krüger
Assistant director:Björn Lingner
Screenplay:Jan Krüger
Director of photography:Bernadette Paaßen
Assistant camera:Robert Mleczko
Set design:Reinhild Blaschke (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Markus Scharping
Costume design:Anna Scholich
Editing:Natali Barrey
Sound:Samuel Schmidt, Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
Special effects:Mike Bols
Casting:Ulrike Müller
Music:Birger Clausen
  
Cast: 
Corinna HarfouchValerie
Nico RognerJens
Trystan PütterSimon
Valérie LeroyCamille
Mehdi DehbiJalil
Géraldine LoupSNCM-Mitarbeiterin
Mireille PerrierKommissarin
Dominique RatonnatNachbar
Manuel DiazFußballspieler
Jacques GermainArzt
Georges NeriWeingutbesitzer
Tobias RauscherFreund im Video
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:Neon Productions (Marseille), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Co-Producer:Antonin Dedet
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke
Location manager:Eric Védrine
Shoot:26.09.2010-10.11.2010: Marseille
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris)
Length:89 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Auf der Suche
Weiterer Titel (DE) Auf der Suche nach Simon
Weiterer Titel Looking for Simon

Versions

Original

Length:89 min
Format:HDCam, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 10.11.2011