Boxhagener Platz

Boxhagener Platz

Deutschland 2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Berlin, Boxhagener Platz

1968. Student revolts and the sexual revolution are in full swing in the West, and Soviet tanks have rolled into in Prague. Life at Boxhagener Platz in East Berlin is in turmoil too for Grandma Otti and her grandson, Holger – albeit for different reasons. A cheerful, passionate cemetery-goer, Grandma Otti has already buried five husbands. Now that her sixth husband Rudi is also on the brink of passing on, two new admirers are already making advances to her. One of them is a charming and articulate widow and pensioner named Karl Wegner, an ex-revolutionary from the Spartacus League and a commuter between East and West. The other is a smarmy ex-Nazi known as "Fish-Winkler". Unlike Grandma Otti, her grandson Holger hasn't had much luck as yet with the opposite sex. Holger's a shy misfit who, as the son of a party-line-toeing community policeman, isn't exactly very popular with the older lads of Boxhagener Platz – or with the girls. To cap it all, his parents' quarrels are getting worse, and so he’s been spending more time than usual at his beloved Grandma Otti's place of late.

But then, one day, Fish-Winkler is found dead in his shop. As the area's community policeman, Holger's father takes charge of the case, which – initially at least – turns about to be a great fillip for Holger_s status. But the investigations soon grind to a halt and, before long, Holger_s father no longer has any more interesting pieces of information to offer. And so Holger decides to take on the case – if only to earn a bit of respect on Boxhagener Platz.

Source: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Matti Geschonneck
Screenplay:Torsten Schulz, Matti Geschonneck
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Editing:Dirk Grau
Music:Florian Tessloff
  
Cast: 
Gudrun RitterOma Otti
Samuel SchneiderHolger
Horst KrauseFisch-Winkler
Michael GwisdekKarl Wegner
Jürgen VogelKlaus-Dieter
Meret BeckerRenate
Milan PeschelBodo
Ingeborg WestphalRita
Hans-Uwe BauerJochen Gundorff
Claudia GeislerFrau Stolle
Winnie BöweFrau Heinrich
Hermann BeyerRudi
Daniel KraussBerthold
Sebastian HülkOberleutnant Kringe
Matthias MattschkeOberleutnant Weber
Volkmar KleinertDr. Klemm
Dieter MontagPaule Lehmann
Klaus ManchenHarry Kupferschmidt
Frank WitterAchim Stolle
Vincent KrügerBurkhard Stolle
Thomas LawinkyAchim Stolle
Thomas BadingGrabredner
John VenzkeMirkow Buskow
Charleen DeetzAnnegret Peters
Marie GruberNachbarin
Robin ReicheltHeino Meier
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen, Nicole Swidler

All Credits

Director:Matti Geschonneck
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Screenplay:Torsten Schulz, Matti Geschonneck
based on:Torsten Schulz (Roman)
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Assistant camera:Jörg Gönner, Christian Nils Dlusztus
Still photography:Volker Roloff
Set design:Lothar Holler (Szenenbild), Joris Hamann (Art Director)
Prop master:Ulrich Christian, Sven Arnold, Marcus Berndt
Make-up artist:Heike Merker, Henny Zimmer
Costume design:Lisy Christl
Editing:Dirk Grau
Sound:Dirk Jacob
Sound assistant:Georg Müller
Foley artist:Martin Langenbach
Audio mixing:Olaf Mehl
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Florian Tessloff
  
Cast: 
Gudrun RitterOma Otti
Samuel SchneiderHolger
Horst KrauseFisch-Winkler
Michael GwisdekKarl Wegner
Jürgen VogelKlaus-Dieter
Meret BeckerRenate
Milan PeschelBodo
Ingeborg WestphalRita
Hans-Uwe BauerJochen Gundorff
Claudia GeislerFrau Stolle
Winnie BöweFrau Heinrich
Hermann BeyerRudi
Daniel KraussBerthold
Sebastian HülkOberleutnant Kringe
Matthias MattschkeOberleutnant Weber
Volkmar KleinertDr. Klemm
Dieter MontagPaule Lehmann
Klaus ManchenHarry Kupferschmidt
Frank WitterAchim Stolle
Vincent KrügerBurkhard Stolle
Thomas LawinkyAchim Stolle
Thomas BadingGrabredner
John VenzkeMirkow Buskow
Charleen DeetzAnnegret Peters
Marie GruberNachbarin
Robin ReicheltHeino Meier
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke + Putz Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Uli Putz, Jakob Claussen, Nicole Swidler
Co-Producer:Christoph Fisser, Carl L. Woebcken, Henning Molfenter, Torsten Schulz
Producer (TV):Barbara Buhl (WDR), Rosemarie Wintgen (RBB), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Executive producer:Sonja B. Zimmer
Line producer:Jens Oberwetter
Unit production manager:Heino Herrenbrück
Location manager:Thomas Dittmar
Shoot:19.03.2009-17.05.2009: Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin, Halle, Dessau, Eilsleben
Original distributor:Pandora Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG (Aschaffenburg)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:2805 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.01.2010, 121102, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Boxhagener Platz

Versions

Original

Length:2805 m, 102 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.01.2010, 121102, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010
 

Awards

FBW 2010
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