Das Wochenende

Das Wochenende

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Weekend

After being released from prison, former RAF terrorist Jens Kessler spends his first weekend in freedom with friends from the past; among them are his former lover Inga and her husband. As the tension mounts, it takes only one spark to trigger an eruption of hostility.

No one was really prepared for the early release of former Red Army Faction terrorist Jens Kessler. During his 18 years in prison, his family, friends and ex-comrades had forged ahead with their lives, each coping in their own way with the misguided idealism of their youth; each projecting their own fantasies of heroism or failure onto Jens. But now Jens is free. And for Inga, his great love and mother of his son, the past and present slam into each other during Jens' first weekend in freedom. Not only Inga is tormented by conflicting emotions and unsolved issues; Inga's husband, Jens' sister and a former RAF comrade are also unsettled by the proud and inscrutable Jens. Why are they really spending the weekend in this secluded country house? Is it to finally make peace with the past? Jens doesn't mince his words: he wants to know who betrayed him to the police back then. Old suspicions and accusations erupt with searing intensity. The situation escalates when Gregor, Jens' son, unexpectedly arrives, forcing his father to confront him for the first time in his life. Hurling all his bitterness and rage at him, Gregor also presses his mother Inga to take a stand for or against Jens. As the weekend draws to a close, it becomes chillingly clear to everyone involved that nothing will ever be the same again. And that this may be their salvation …

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Credits

Director:Nina Grosse
Screenplay:Nina Grosse
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Editing:Mona Bräuer
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Katja RiemannInga Lansky
Sebastian KochJens Kessler
Tobias MorettiUlrich Lansky
Barbara AuerTina Kessler
Sylvester GrothHenner
Robert GwisdekGregor
Elisa SchlottDoro
  
Production company:UFA Cinema GmbH (Berlin/München)
Producer:Nina Maag, Nico Hofmann, Thomas Peter Friedl

All Credits

Director:Nina Grosse
Assistant director:Petra Misovic
Script supervisor:Heike Manzke
Screenplay:Nina Grosse
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Assistant camera:Andreas Erben
Lighting design:Rainer Stonus
Gaffer:Stefan Diercks
Key grip:Kenneth Cornils
Production design:Knut Loewe
Set dresser:Markus Wegner
Make-up artist:Kerstin Stattmann, Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger
Costume design:Ulla Gothe
Costumes:Simone Kreska
Editing:Mona Bräuer
Dubbing editor:Christoph Oertel
Sound:Paul Oberle, Andreas Ruft, Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Synch sound:Christoph Oertel
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Casting:An Dorthe Braker
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Katja RiemannInga Lansky
Sebastian KochJens Kessler
Tobias MorettiUlrich Lansky
Barbara AuerTina Kessler
Sylvester GrothHenner
Robert GwisdekGregor
Elisa SchlottDoro
  
Production company:UFA Cinema GmbH (Berlin/München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Nina Maag, Nico Hofmann, Thomas Peter Friedl
Producer (TV):Katharina Dufner, Caroline von Senden
Producer:Bülent Nacaksiz
Line producer:Patrick Zorer
Unit production manager:Hartwig König
Location manager:Felix Leitermann, Benjamin Vogel (Set)
Shoot:26.09.2011-03.11.2011: Brandenburg, Berlin
Original distributor:Universum Film GmbH (München), SquareOne Entertainment (München)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:93 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.2012, 135105, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 20.10.2012, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 11.04.2013

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Originaltitel (DE) Das Wochenende

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Original

Length:93 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.2012, 135105, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 20.10.2012, Hof, Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 11.04.2013
 

Awards

Deutscher Kamerapreis 2013
Deutscher Kamerapreis, Kamera/Kinospielfilm
 

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