Baltic Storm

Baltic Storm

Deutschland / Großbritannien 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Baltic Storm
During the night from the 27th to 28th September 1994, the Swedish-Estonian ferry Estonia sank in the middle of the Baltic Sea. 852 people lost their lives, only 145 were saved. Until today, this has remained the biggest shipping catastrophe in European waters since the end of World War II. Julia Reuter, a German journalist, is trying to get the scoop on
military black market arms trafficking from Russia. Her investigations
lead her to Tallinn in Estonia, where on the evening of the 27th
September 1994 she misses the ferry Estonia by mere minutes. Erik
Westermark is a Swedish lawyer, who is returning from a sailing trip
along the Estonian coast with his 10-year-old son aboard the Estonia
But the ferry doesn′t make its port of call, it sinks in the midst of
the cold Baltic Sea. Erik is among the rescued, but his son′s fate
remains unclear. While reporting about the tragedy, Julia meets Erik in
a hospital in Stockholm. Both notice that the hastily assembled
governmental investigating commission is very concerned with hushing up
the actual background facts of the sinking. Together, they seek to get
to the bottom of the whole story and become embroiled in the intricate
crossfire between secret services and militaries. What started out as a
"normal" search for the truth, ends as a final confrontation between
"David" and "Goliath".

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Credits

Director:Reuben Leder
Screenplay:Reuben Leder
Director of photography:Robert Nordström, Nicolas Joray
Editing:Alan Strachan
Music:Mauri Sumen
  
Cast: 
Greta ScacchiJulia Reuter
Jürgen ProchnowErik Westermark
Donald SutherlandLou Aldryn
Dieter LaserGehrig
Jürgen SchornagelJan Peters
Barbara SchöneIngrid Peters
Herb AndressJuri Roos
Thure RiefensteinMika Galt
Jens NeuhausIvo Varres
Andreas GüntherRock Weber
  
Production company:Top Story Filmproduction GmbH (Potsdam), Smile Entertainment (London)
Producer:Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg

All Credits

Director:Reuben Leder
Assistant director:Alexander Stahl, Thorne Mutert
Screenplay:Reuben Leder
Co-author:Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg, Henning Witte
Director of photography:Robert Nordström, Nicolas Joray
Camera operator:Tilman Büttner
Assistant camera:Xaver Kringer, Felix Bergander
Still photography:Gordon Muehle, Reiner Bajo
Lighting design:Timm Brückner
Set design:Joris Hamann
Prop master:Sabine Havelka
Construction manager:Glenn König
Make-up artist:Lena Lazzarotto
Costume design:Tanja Weck
Editing:Alan Strachan
Assistant editor:Julie Strachan
Sound:Uve Haußig
Sound assistant:Sven Ferfer
Audio mixing:Mark Ferda
Special effects:Adolf Wojtinek
Stunts:Armin Sauer, Alexander Hardt
Music:Mauri Sumen
  
Cast: 
Greta ScacchiJulia Reuter
Jürgen ProchnowErik Westermark
Donald SutherlandLou Aldryn
Dieter LaserGehrig
Jürgen SchornagelJan Peters
Barbara SchöneIngrid Peters
Herb AndressJuri Roos
Thure RiefensteinMika Galt
Jens NeuhausIvo Varres
Andreas GüntherRock Weber
  
Production company:Top Story Filmproduction GmbH (Potsdam), Smile Entertainment (London)
in co-production with:Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg
Co-Producer:David Marlow
Executive producer:Mimi Leder, Terence S. Potter, Guy Collins
Producer:Birgit Stein
Line producer:Jutta Rabe, Kaj Holmberg
Unit production manager:Michael Scheel
Location manager:Daniel Mattig
Shoot:16.09.2002-31.01.2003: Berlin, Potsdam, Ostsee, Schweden, Malta
Original distributor:Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3182 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.09.2003, 95398, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 16.10.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.09.2005, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Baltic Storm
Arbeitstitel Code: Baltic Storm

Versions

Original

Length:3182 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.09.2003, 95398, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 16.10.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.09.2005, Arte
 

Awards

FBW 2003
Prädikat: wertvoll
 

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