Das System - alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen

Das System - alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen

Deutschland 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The System

Mike is 20-years-old, attractive, intelligent and a loner. Only with his best friend Dustin does he share his thoughts, and an apartment in a pre-fab housing development in Rostock. On the rooftop, they smoke joints and sort out stolen goods. Mike doesn′t really think any further than the next day. But everything changes when he gets caught during a break-in by Konrad Böhm. The charismatic businessman introduces Mike to a parallel world of international lobbyists and former GDR secret agents who have managed to carry over their network into reunited Germany.

They use their old contacts for economic advantages. Mike′s initial mistrust turns into curiosity and then admiration. Böhm is the first person to actually set clear
boundaries for Mike and tells him something about his deceased father. He fills that painful, empty space in Mike′s soul which developed because of Mike′s mother′s insistent silence. Her attempts to protect Mike from Böhm and the past, however, have the opposite effect.

When Mike realizes that his father′s death 20 years ago was not in fact a tragic accident, it′s almost too late. Does understanding everything mean to forgive everything?

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Marc Bauder
Screenplay:Dörte Franke, Khyana El Bitar
Director of photography:Daniela Knapp
Still photography:Margit Wild
Lighting design:Florian Kronenberger
Gaffer:Urs Zimmermann
Set design:Petra Albert (Szenenbild)
Stand-by props:Benjamin Seumel
Make-up artist:Jana Schulze
Costume design:Andrea Schein
Editing:Gergana Voigt
Sound design:Lars Ginzel
Sound:Marc Meusinger
Sound assistant:Lutz Lassek
Audio mixing:Lars Ginzel
Casting:Suse Marquardt
Music:Paul Lemp
  
Cast: 
Jacob MatschenzMike Hiller
Bernhard SchützKonrad Böhm
Jenny SchilyElke Hiller
Heinz HoenigHerbert Tieschky
Florian RennerDustin
Jürgen HoltzZschernigk
Franziska WulfJanine
Mario PokatzkyBodo
Michael AbendrothFrings
Wolfram Koch
Rosa EnskatRita
  
Production company:Frisbeefilms GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz) (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)
in association with:Bauderfilm (Berlin), The Post Republic (Berlin)
Producer:Manuel Bickenbach, Alexander Bickenbach
Co-Producer:Marc Bauder
Producer (TV):Burkhard Althoff (ZDF)
Line producer:Valeska Bochow
Unit production manager:Günter Fenner
Shoot:19.03.2010-10.05.2010: Rostock, Warnemünde, Halle und Umgebung, Leipzig, Berlin
Original distributor:Filmlichter (Köln)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig)
Length:2517 m, 92 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.04.2011, 126889, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 20.01.2011, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.01.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das System - alles verstehen heißt alles verzeihen
Weiterer Titel (DE) Das System

Versions

Original

Length:2517 m, 92 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.04.2011, 126889, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 20.01.2011, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.01.2012
 

Awards

filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2011
Der CineStar