Barfuss

Barfuss

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Barefoot

Nick Keller is not without reason known as the black sheep of his family. He has never been able to hold a job. So he’s not exactly optimistic when the job centre finds him a position in a psychiatric clinic, especially since it turns out that he’s been hired to keep the place clean. In this very clinic Leila saunters along the hallways in her nightgown and barefoot as usual. She has been locked up all her life – at first by her overly protective mother, and since she died, in the clinic. Why keep on living?

Nick is just in time to save her from committing suicide. But he has no idea of the consequences this will have for him. In Leila’s mind, he is the first person who has ever done anything especially for her. When he leaves, she secretly follows him into his own world, a world she has never experienced before. Barefoot.


That’s all Nick needs. His stepfather Heinrich rejects him altogether, his career-obsessed brother Viktor is about to marry Nick’s first great love Janine, and his mother is the only one who takes his side. And no matter what he does, Leila never leaves his side. Somehow he kind of likes the way she is – finally a woman who admires him and needs him. And so he even dares to take her home to his parents where he is expecting a major confrontation with the family…

For his second feature film behind the camera, in which he also plays the leading role, Til Schweiger was able to gain the services of actress Johanna Wokalek – Germany’s Shooting Star 2006 – for the role of Leila. The result is most unusual love comedy.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Til Schweiger
Screenplay:Til Schweiger, Jann Preuss, Nika von Altenstadt, Steven Zotnowsky
Director of photography:Christof Wahl
Editing:Constantin von Seld, Til Schweiger
Music:Dirk Reichardt, Stefan Hansen, Max Berghaus
  
Cast: 
Til SchweigerNick Keller
Johanna WokalekLeila
Nadja TillerMutter Keller
Michael MendlVater Heinrich Keller
Steffen WinkViktor Keller
Alexandra NeldelJanine
Imogen KoggeDr. Blöchinger
Andrea Paula PaulSchwester Dorothee
Janine KunzeSarah
Mark KellerEhrmann
Markus Maria ProfitlichStefan Huhn
Axel SteinDieter Huhn
Fanny StaffaNele
Christoph MüllerRichard
Jürgen VogelHausmeister
Erdal YıldızErster Polizist
Armin RohdePenner
Michael GwisdekBahnangestellter
Tyron RickettsManager
Eric JudorFreier
Gerit KlingAlte Prostituierte
Florian FitzBeamter
Stefanie StappenbeckJessica
  
Production company:Barefoot Films GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Til Schweiger, Thomas Zickler

All Credits

Director:Til Schweiger
Assistant director:Torsten Künstler
Script supervisor:Neelesha Barthel (Continuity)
Screenplay:Til Schweiger, Jann Preuss, Nika von Altenstadt, Steven Zotnowsky
Story:Dina Marie Chapman
Director of photography:Christof Wahl
Lighting design:Erik Steingröver
Set design:Markus Wollersheim (Art Director), Jérôme Latour (Szenenbild), Julia Breitenkamp (Szenenbild - Assistenz)
Make-up artist:Henny Zimmer, Heike Merker
Costume design:Martina Jeddicke, Elena Wegner
Editing:Constantin von Seld, Til Schweiger
Assistant editor:Babette Rosenbaum
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound design:Stefan Busch
Sound:Gregor Voigt
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz
Special effects:Bernhard Horst, Volker Lorig, Wolf Schiebel
Music:Dirk Reichardt, Stefan Hansen, Max Berghaus
  
Cast: 
Til SchweigerNick Keller
Johanna WokalekLeila
Nadja TillerMutter Keller
Michael MendlVater Heinrich Keller
Steffen WinkViktor Keller
Alexandra NeldelJanine
Imogen KoggeDr. Blöchinger
Andrea Paula PaulSchwester Dorothee
Janine KunzeSarah
Mark KellerEhrmann
Markus Maria ProfitlichStefan Huhn
Axel SteinDieter Huhn
Fanny StaffaNele
Christoph MüllerRichard
Jürgen VogelHausmeister
Erdal YıldızErster Polizist
Armin RohdePenner
Michael GwisdekBahnangestellter
Tyron RickettsManager
Eric JudorFreier
Gerit KlingAlte Prostituierte
Florian FitzBeamter
Stefanie StappenbeckJessica
  
Production company:Barefoot Films GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Buena Vista International Film Production (Germany) GmbH (München), Mr. Brown Entertainment Filmproduction GmbH (Potsdam)
Producer:Til Schweiger, Thomas Zickler
Co-Producer:Wolfgang Braun, Maike Haas
Executive producer:Mickey Liddell
Line producer:Thomas Zickler
Associate producer:Christiane Kirsch, Mike Dehghan, Alexander Berner
Unit production manager:Mark Popp
Location manager:Caren Wiederhold
Shoot:03.06.2004-31.07.2004: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Hamburg
Original distributor:Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3142 m, 115 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2005, 101790, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 31.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 14.04.2008, Sat.1

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Barfuss

Versions

Original

Length:3142 m, 115 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.03.2005, 101790, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 31.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 14.04.2008, Sat.1
 

Awards

FBW 2005
Prädikat: wertvoll