Berlin Calling

Berlin Calling

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Berlin electro composer Martin Karow, a.k.a. DJ Ickarus, is touring the world′s most with-it dance clubs with his girlfriend and manager Mathilde, hopping from one gig to the next. They share bed, music studio and office in their Berlin apartment. Mathilde is increasingly critical of Ickarus because of his excessive drug consumption, but their love and their mutual goal of bringing out a new album create a powerful bond between them. After one of his gigs, however, Ickarus loses control and ends up in the emergency drug ward of a Berlin psychiatric clinic.

Head physician Prof. Dr. Petra Paul diagnoses drug-induced mental confusion. Although he′s more freaked out than he wants to admit, he still doesn′t take his condition particularly seriously. In the clinic he continues to work with his computer on the pieces for his new album. Ickarus also begins to take part in the social life of the "open" drug ward, but at night he is plagued by panic-like flashbacks. That′s only the beginning of his problems: Alice, the head of the record label Vinyl Distortion, cancels the release of the new album, and club boss Tom postpones the record release party. Mathilde consoles herself with her ex-girlfriend Corinna. Ickarus sneaks out of the clinic and gets himself some more cocaine…

Writer/director Hannes Stöhr has cast the role of Ickarus with the internationally known DJ Paul Kalkbrenner in his first movie part. Stöhr: ′Berlin Calling′ "traces the life of a fictional musician in the Berlin of today, and is about art and insanity, intoxication and ecstasy, hope and future, friendship and family, music and the lust for life, and, of course, love."

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Hannes Stöhr
Screenplay:Hannes Stöhr
Director of photography:Andreas Doub
Editing:Anne Fabini
Music:Paul Kalkbrenner
  
Cast: 
Paul KalkbrennerDJ Ickarus
Rita LengyelMathilde
Corinna HarfouchProf. Dr. Petra Paul
Araba WaltonCorinna
Peter SchneiderPete
Rolf Peter KahlErbse
Henriette MüllerJenny
Udo KroschwaldVater
Megan GayLabelchefin Alice
Max MauffZivi Alex
Peter MoltzenBruder
Dirk BorchardtClubchef Tom
Erdal YıldızHotelangestellter
Ernest Allan HausmannPfleger Ernesto
André HoffmannFranz
Caspar BódyGoa Gebhard
Paul PreussBMW-Michi
Mehdi NebbouJamal the Junk
Doreen SchmidtPetra
Anja LimbachNatascha
Sascha FunkeDJ Sascha Funke
HousemeisterDJ Housemeister
OnzeDJ Onze
Fritz KalkbrennerDJ Fritz Kalkbrenner
Peggy LaubingerDJane Peggy Laubinger
Frank KünsterTürsteher Frank
ScottTürsteher Scott
Nico BäthgeNico
  
Production company:Sabotage Films GmbH (Berlin), Stöhrfilm (Berlin)
Producer:Karsten Aurich, Hannes Stöhr

All Credits

Director:Hannes Stöhr
Assistant director:Mirko Borscht
Screenplay:Hannes Stöhr
Director of photography:Andreas Doub
Assistant camera:Sven Peukert, Alexander Sachariew
Clapper loader:Claudia Paulussen
2nd Camera unit:Max Penzel
Lighting design:Dirk Eichler
Set design:Sebastian Wurm (Szenenbild), Barbara Falkner (Szenenbild - Assistenz)
Property master:Mathias Hohm
Stand-by props:Jutta Lilli Erasin
Make-up artist:Grobi Wendel
Costume design:Charlotte Sawatzki
Costumes:Caroline Habicht
Editing:Anne Fabini
Assistant editor:Sebastian Bonde
Sound design:Stefan Soltau, Björn Wiese
Sound:Patrick Veigel
Sound assistant:Hans-Jörg Bramm
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Robert Jäger
Stunt co-ordinator:Dani Stein
Casting:Karen Wendland
Music:Paul Kalkbrenner
  
Cast: 
Paul KalkbrennerDJ Ickarus
Rita LengyelMathilde
Corinna HarfouchProf. Dr. Petra Paul
Araba WaltonCorinna
Peter SchneiderPete
Rolf Peter KahlErbse
Henriette MüllerJenny
Udo KroschwaldVater
Megan GayLabelchefin Alice
Max MauffZivi Alex
Peter MoltzenBruder
Dirk BorchardtClubchef Tom
Erdal YıldızHotelangestellter
Ernest Allan HausmannPfleger Ernesto
André HoffmannFranz
Caspar BódyGoa Gebhard
Paul PreussBMW-Michi
Mehdi NebbouJamal the Junk
Doreen SchmidtPetra
Anja LimbachNatascha
Sascha FunkeDJ Sascha Funke
HousemeisterDJ Housemeister
OnzeDJ Onze
Fritz KalkbrennerDJ Fritz Kalkbrenner
Peggy LaubingerDJane Peggy Laubinger
Frank KünsterTürsteher Frank
ScottTürsteher Scott
Nico BäthgeNico
  
Production company:Sabotage Films GmbH (Berlin), Stöhrfilm (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Karsten Aurich, Hannes Stöhr
Producer (TV):Anke Krause (Westdeutscher Rundfunk [WDR]), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Line producer:Karsten Aurich
Location manager:Franziska Jahnke, Timm Reinfarth (Set)
Production coordinator:Tobias Timme
Post-production:Tobias Timme
Shoot:04.09.2007-17.10.2007: Berlin
Original distributor:Movienet Film GmbH (München)
Length:2997 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.07.2008, 114614, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2008, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.10.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 01.12.2010, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Berlin Calling

Versions

Original

Length:2997 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.07.2008, 114614, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2008, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 02.10.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 01.12.2010, Arte
 

Awards

FBW 2009
Prädikat: wertvoll