Das grosse Heft

Das grosse Heft

Deutschland / Österreich / Frankreich / Ungarn 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Le Grand Cahier

Towards the end of World War II a desperate young mother leaves her 13-year-old twin sons at their grandmother's house in the country, despite the fact that this grandmother is a cruel and bestial alcoholic. Previously pampered, the twins must learn how to survive alone in their new, rural surroundings. They realize that the only way to cope with the absurd and inhumane world of adults and war is to become completely unfeeling and merciless. By learning to free themselves from hunger, pain and emotion, they will be able to endure future hardships. So they begin their own series of studies: they fortify their spirits by reading the Bible and learning foreign languages. They practice every day to harden their bodies and minds. They desensitize themselves to insults and learn to ignore the more insidious appeals of sentiment and love.

The twins keep a written record of all they have witnessed during the war, the Notebook. When they write, they follow their own strict code: The prose must be free from emotion, the notes precise and objective.

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Director:János Szász
Script supervisor:Tom Abrams
Screenplay:András Széker, János Szász
based on:Agota Kristof
Director of photography:Christian Berger
Camera operator:Gerald Helf
Assistant camera:Dieter Knestel
Colour grading:Moritz Peters
Production design:István Galambos
Art director:Juliane Friedrich
Set design:Nancy Vogel
Make-up artist:Anna Kriskó
Costume design:János Breckl
Editing:Szilvia Ruszev
Sound editor:Sabrina Naumann (Dialoge)
Sound design:Manuel Laval
Audio mixing:Matthias Schwab, Christoph Wieczorek (Geräusche)
Special effects:Stephan von Tresckow
Casting:Heta Mantscheff
Music:Johan Johanson
  
Cast: 
László GyémántZwilling
András GyémántZwilling
Piroska MolnárGroßmutter
Ulrich ThomsenOffizier
Ulrich MatthesVater
Gyöngvér BognárMutter
Orsolya TóthHasenscharte
Sabin TambreaFreund des Offiziers
Péter AndoraiPfarrer
Diána KissMagd
Enikö BörcsökHasenschartes Mutter
János DerzsiSchuster
Lajos KovácsPfeilkreuzler
  
Production company:Intuit Pictures GmbH (Berlin), Amour Fou Filmproduktion GmbH (Wien), Dolce Vita Films (Paris), Hunnia Filmstúdió (Budapest)
Producer:Sándor Söth, Pál Sándor
Co-Producer:Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Marc Irmer
Executive producer:Dr. Albert Kitzler, János Szász, György Such
Line producer:Erika Tarr, Marcos Kantis, Karin Berghammer, Alfie Lang-Král
Unit production manager:Olaf Kirbach
Location manager:Verena Radke, Johannes Schuchardt (Set)
Production assistant:Ina Almeroth
Post-production:Michael Reuter, David Steinberger (Koordination)
Production manager:Marina Haake
Shoot:20.02.2012-28.05.2012: Thüringen, Ungarn
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:112 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.09.2013, 140936, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (CZ): 06.2013, Karlovy Vary, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 07.11.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das grosse Heft
Weiterer Titel (HU) A nagy füzet
Weiterer Titel Le Grand Cahier
Weiterer Titel The Notebook

Versions

Original

Length:112 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.09.2013, 140936, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (CZ): 06.2013, Karlovy Vary, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 07.11.2013
 

Awards

IFF Karlovy Vary 2013
Kristallkugel, Bester Film
 

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