Bedways

Bedways

Deutschland 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A dilapidated, practically empty apartment in the Berlin district of ′Mitte′. This is where Nina and two young actors named Hans and Marie have come together to leave behind the winter cold for a few days and do some screen tests for a film. Nina is a searcher; she wants her film to make feelings visible and intends to portray love by showing real sex.

But the more blurred the borders between fiction and reality become, the less Nina seems inclined to make the film at all. Hans, who knows Nina from a brief encounter a long time ago, senses that she is searching for something else. Nonetheless, he and Marie both agree to go along with the play-acting. So far, each is convinced that they are pulling the strings. But Nina’s strategies of seduction weave an ever-tightening web around her protagonists.

Nina’s credo that they should not play themselves or anyone else soon becomes a trap for Hans and Marie. No wonder that it becomes almost impossible to decipher where the acting ends and reality begins. The further Nina sets off down a path to an unknown destination, the more the actors shield themselves from each other and keep their feelings to themselves. Their longing for the outside world is a palpable force, but each attempt to open up to each other ends in an emotional blow below the belt. Without a script, communication becomes balancing act; coolness and distance would seem to be the only adequate means of protection. In this world, failure can only lead to a bittersweet happy ending.

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Rolf Peter Kahl
Screenplay:Rolf Peter Kahl
Director of photography:Fabian Knecht
Editing:Stephanie Kloss
Music:Sissimetall, Francis Bacon, Hang Dong Music, B.O.I. (DE), Die Haut (DE), MyPark, Château Laut, Kim Peers, chicho, Brokof (DE)
  
Cast: 
Miriam MayetNina Bader
Matthias FaustHans Alexander Dahn
Lana CooperMarie Traunstein
Laura TonkeLuise Walther
Arno FrischMax König
Moritz RossGeorg Reitzenstein
Anne RetzlaffSängerin Sissimetall
Marko JovanovicKeyboard Sissimetall
Frank NeumeierSchlagzeug Sissimetall
Nils EsdarGitarre Sissimetall
  
Production company:Independent Partners Film (Oldenburg), Mogador Film (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Christoph Thoke, Rolf Peter Kahl, Torsten Neumann

All Credits

Director:Rolf Peter Kahl
Assistant director:Viviana Kammel, Angelo Wemmje
Screenplay:Rolf Peter Kahl
Co-author:Torsten Neumann
Director of photography:Fabian Knecht
Lighting design:Michel Balagué
Set design:Julia Laube (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Julia Hauer
Costume design:Gina Krauß
Editing:Stephanie Kloss
Sound design:Matz Müller
Sound:Angelo Wemmje, Rolf Peter Kahl
Audio mixing:Matthias Schwab
Music:Sissimetall, Francis Bacon, Hang Dong Music, B.O.I. (DE), Die Haut (DE), MyPark, Château Laut, Kim Peers, chicho, Brokof (DE)
  
Cast: 
Miriam MayetNina Bader
Matthias FaustHans Alexander Dahn
Lana CooperMarie Traunstein
Laura TonkeLuise Walther
Arno FrischMax König
Moritz RossGeorg Reitzenstein
Anne RetzlaffSängerin Sissimetall
Marko JovanovicKeyboard Sissimetall
Frank NeumeierSchlagzeug Sissimetall
Nils EsdarGitarre Sissimetall
  
Production company:Independent Partners Film (Oldenburg), Mogador Film (Frankfurt am Main)
in co-production with:GROUP.IE (Berlin)
manufactured by:ErdbeermundFilm (Berlin)
Producer:Christoph Thoke, Rolf Peter Kahl, Torsten Neumann
Line producer:Rolf Peter Kahl
Associate producer:Angela Gläser
Unit production manager:Rolf Peter Kahl
Shoot:: Berlin
Original distributor:Reverse Angle Pictures (Hamburg)
Length:2130 m, 78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.04.2010, 122480, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 17.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 03.06.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Bedways

Versions

Original

Length:2130 m, 78 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.04.2010, 122480, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 17.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 03.06.2010