Berlin - Sinfonie einer Großstadt

Berlin - Sinfonie einer Großstadt

Deutschland 2001/2002, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Berlin Symphony

"I think most people who feel a rush of excitement watching my Berlin film don′t know where it′s coming from. If I managed to give people a sense of that excitement, of allowing them to experience the city of Berlin, then I achieved what I set out to do and proved that I was right all along." (Walther Ruttmann)


In 1927, Walther Ruttmann shot his majestic documentary Berlin. Symphony of a City. In September of that same year, this milestone of the silent film era was premiered at Berlin′s Tauentzien Palast with a specially composed live soundtrack. Seventy-five years later, Berlin is in the midst of a uniquely vibrant and exciting transition. Ten years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the re-energized drive of history is bringing forth a new city. People from all over the world and from all walks of life are coming together to form a new metropolis, one reminiscent in many ways of 1920s Berlin.

While retaining some of the original′s basic dramatic principles and characteristics -organizing every shot in the film according to a symphonic structure, depicting one day in the life of the city using several main themes, and shooting on black-and-white 35 mm film - this remake also strives to establish its own cohesive pictorial language and narrative structure.

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Credits

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Director:Thomas Schadt
Screenplay:Thomas Schadt
Director of photography:Thomas Schadt
Assistant camera:Thomas Keller
Editing:Stephan Krumbiegel, Thomas Wellmann
Music:Helmut Oehring, Iris ter Schiphorst
Conductor:Roland Kluttig
Music performer:SWR Symphonieorchester
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg), Odyssee-Film Thomas Schadt (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) (Berlin), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
in association with:Telepool Europäisches Fernsehprogrammkontor GmbH (München)
Producer:Nico Hofmann, Thomas Schadt
Producer (TV):Peter Latzel
Producer:Christian Rohde
Shoot:31.12.2000-31.12.2001: Berlin
Original distributor:Ottfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2180 m, 80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.04.2002, 90270, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 21.06.2004, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Berlin - Sinfonie einer Großstadt

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Original

Length:2180 m, 80 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:s/w, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.04.2002, 90270, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 21.06.2004, Arte
 

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