Das Wunder von Bern

Das Wunder von Bern

Deutschland 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Miracle of Bern

Summer, 1954. The Soviet Union is sending its prisoners of war home. Among them is the father of a quiet, football-loving 11-year-old, Matthias, who lives with his mother, sister and brother in a West-German mining town. The boy has long found a surrogate father in the local football player Helmut Rahn, who has "adopted" Matthias as his mascot. The return of the boy′s father Richard casts a shadow over the once-happy family: broken by his years in captivity, Richard has trouble adapting to life in post-war Germany and alienates his family through his severity.

For Richard, football is pointless, and so is the World Cup that′s about to be held in Bern, Switzerland. Matthias, however, longs to be there with his idol, who′s been chosen to play on the German team. Through his passion for the game and his fighting spirit, Matthias rekindles a love of life in his dad′s heart. And so, as the final match of the World Cup begins, a little miracle of love and generosity leaps across borders to help another miracle occur - the victory of Helmut Rahn and the German team, the miracle of Bern.
With The Miracle of Bern, director and ex-football player Soenke Wortmann has brilliantly succeeded in setting an intensely emotional and touching family drama against the exhilarating, authentic background of West Germany′s miraculous World Cup victory in 1954.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Sönke Wortmann
Screenplay:Sönke Wortmann, Rochus Hahn
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann
Editing:Ueli Christen
Music:Marcel Barsotti, Rita Hermeyer (Musik-Überwachung)
  
Cast: 
Peter LohmeyerRichard Lubanski
Louis KlamrothMatthias Lubanski
Lucas GregorowiczPaul Ackermann
Katharina WackernagelAnnette Ackermann
Johanna GastdorfChrista Lubanski
Mirko LangBruno Lubanski
Birthe WolterIngrid Lubanski
Peter FrankeSepp Herberger
Knut HartwigFritz Walter
Sascha GöpelHelmut Rahn
Holger DexneHorst Eckel
Martin BretschneiderHans Schäfer
Kai SchäferWerner Kohlmeyer
Jo StockToni Turek
Andreas BarthWerner Liebrich
Simon VerhoevenOttmar Walter
Sylvester PezenaJupp Posipal
Jan HollandKarl Mai
Tobias HartmannMax Morlock
Joachim KapplAdi Dassler
Andreas "Obel" OberingHerbert Zimmermann
Stefan von MoersNiersbach
  
Production company:Little Shark Entertainment GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Tom Spiess, Sönke Wortmann, Hanno Huth

All Credits

Director:Sönke Wortmann
Assistant director:Wolfgang Groos, Ulrike Schürhoff
Script supervisor:Barbara Krüger
Screenplay:Sönke Wortmann, Rochus Hahn
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann
Camera operator:Jörg Grönitz, Markus Lins, Klaus Schomens, Sven Schomens
Assistant camera:Oliver Rudolf
2nd Camera unit:Erwin Lanzensberger (Schweiz)
Steadycam operator:Erwin Lanzensberger
Optical effects:Tom Fährmann
Still photography:Jürgen Olczyk
Lighting design:Hartmut Döring
Set design:Manfred Lohmar, Monica Rottmeyer (Schweiz)
Drawings:Petra Maria Wirth
Prop master:Dagmar Wessel, Katja Schlömer, Birgit Esser, Sonja Mazurek, Oliver Koch, Nina Bachmann (Schweiz)
Stand-by props:Andrea Kessler
Title:Donna Hanisch (Grafik)
Make-up artist:Gerhard Zeiss, Irene Rossi, Jutta Burkhardt, Heike Wolff
Costume design:Ursula Welter
Editing:Ueli Christen
Assistant editor:Clare Dowling
Sound design:Dirk Jacob
Sound:Arno Wilms, Benedict Pruttiger (Schweiz), Harald Heckendorf (Ton-zusätzlich)
Sound assistant:Mark Wegner
Music recording:Martin Lohmann
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Choreographer:Uli Weidenbach (Fußball-Choreografie)
Research:Dirk Limbach
Special effects:Andreas Korth, Daniela Helfers, Ben Kötter
Music:Marcel Barsotti, Rita Hermeyer (Musik-Überwachung)
Conductor:Nic Raine
Arrangement:Heike Wolff, Enrique Ugarte, Marcel Barsotti
  
Cast: 
Peter LohmeyerRichard Lubanski
Louis KlamrothMatthias Lubanski
Lucas GregorowiczPaul Ackermann
Katharina WackernagelAnnette Ackermann
Johanna GastdorfChrista Lubanski
Mirko LangBruno Lubanski
Birthe WolterIngrid Lubanski
Peter FrankeSepp Herberger
Knut HartwigFritz Walter
Sascha GöpelHelmut Rahn
Holger DexneHorst Eckel
Martin BretschneiderHans Schäfer
Kai SchäferWerner Kohlmeyer
Jo StockToni Turek
Andreas BarthWerner Liebrich
Simon VerhoevenOttmar Walter
Sylvester PezenaJupp Posipal
Jan HollandKarl Mai
Tobias HartmannMax Morlock
Joachim KapplAdi Dassler
Andreas "Obel" OberingHerbert Zimmermann
Stefan von MoersNiersbach
  
Production company:Little Shark Entertainment GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Senator Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin), SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring)
in association with:Sat.1 GmbH (Berlin), Traumwerk Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Das Werk GmbH (München + Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Tom Spiess, Sönke Wortmann, Hanno Huth
Co-Producer:Benjamin Herrmann, Stefan Gärtner, Alicia Rémirez
Line producer:Stefaan Schieder, Ralf Zimmermann
Unit production manager:Miki Emmrich
Location manager:Elke Sasserath, Christian Heinz, Sandro Silva, Felix Schaad
Production coordinator:Manuela Groh, Meike Oppermann
Post-production:Meike Oppermann
Shoot:10.06.2002-09.08.2002: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Schweiz
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3192 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.07.2003, 94779, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 15.10.2003, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 16.10.2003;
Kinostart (DE): 16.10.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 30.04.2006, Sat.1

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Wunder von Bern

Versions

Original

Length:3192 m, 117 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.07.2003, 94779, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Erstaufführung (DE): 15.10.2003, Essen, Lichtburg;
Kinostart (DE): 16.10.2003;
Kinostart (DE): 16.10.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 30.04.2006, Sat.1
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2004
Lola, Publikumspreis: Schauspieler des Jahres
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
Lola, Publikumspreis: Deutscher Kinofilm des Jahres