Dear Courtney

Dear Courtney

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

E, A, G, C – this is the signature riff of the song Paul Thomas wrote for Saskia, the most popular girl in school. Alas, she still ignores him like she did for years now. Nevertheless, the 17-year-old still believes in his composition and submits it to several international record companies. Maybe if he becomes a rock star, Saskia will finally be impressed. Yet a few months later, he makes a shocking discovery: His song for Saskia has been released as "Smells Like Teen Spirit" on the chart-busting album "Nevermind" by Nirvana. Paul Thomas feels betrayed and goes on an odyssey across Germany to confront Nirvana and their frontman Kurt Cobain, who are currently touring the country, with the copyright infringement. Not realizing that his new travel acquaintance Tolle might just be what he's been looking for all along, Paul Thomas becomes more and more furious until he sees only one possible option: to kidnap Kurt Cobain.

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Credits

Director:Rolf Roring
Screenplay:Rolf Roring
Director of photography:Frank Meyer
Editing:Bernd Euscher
Music:Alexander Müll
  
Cast: 
Jonas NayPaul Thomas
Sina TkotschSaskia
Lore RichterTolle
Jochen NickelKnochen
Oliver BröckerKalle
Fjodor OlevMichael Lohrmann
Klaas Heufer-UmlaufPeter Punk
Jürgen RißmannOnkel Heinz
Mirco KreibichKurt C.
Dagny DewathPina
Sinan AkkusDönerschmied
Julia NellesSaskia jung
Lucien Le RestJan
Milton WelshAlex
Joko WinterscheidtMartin
David KrsticPaul Thomas jung
Andreas BittlClubbesitzer
Enno KalischHamburger Türsteher
Jasper SmetsJunge
Gruschenka StevensMutter
Nadja ZwanzigerZimmermädchen
  
Production company:2 Pilots Filmproduction GMBH (Köln)
Producer:Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter

All Credits

Director:Rolf Roring
Assistant director:Vanessa Ossa
Script supervisor:Nicole Sahsnowsky
Screenplay:Rolf Roring
Director of photography:Frank Meyer
Assistant camera:Felix Bessner
Visual effects:Roger Kleiber
Still photography:Martin Rottenkolber
Lighting design:Mathias Beier
Key grip:Michael Engel
Production design:Ina Timmerberg, Katarzyna Kornacka (Assistenz)
Stand-by props:Jasmin Dorpmanns
Make-up artist:Sophie Ilg, Christina Neuss
Costume design:Cindy Spiekermann
Editing:Bernd Euscher
Assistant editor:Jan Henrik Pusch
Sound design:Mirko Reinhard
Sound:Matthias Haeb
Sound assistant:Jörg Pakusch, Jonas Pauquet
Foley artist:Wilmont Schulze
Casting:Iris Baumüller-Michel
Music:Alexander Müll
  
Cast: 
Jonas NayPaul Thomas
Sina TkotschSaskia
Lore RichterTolle
Jochen NickelKnochen
Oliver BröckerKalle
Fjodor OlevMichael Lohrmann
Klaas Heufer-UmlaufPeter Punk
Jürgen RißmannOnkel Heinz
Mirco KreibichKurt C.
Dagny DewathPina
Sinan AkkusDönerschmied
Julia NellesSaskia jung
Lucien Le RestJan
Milton WelshAlex
Joko WinterscheidtMartin
David KrsticPaul Thomas jung
Andreas BittlClubbesitzer
Enno KalischHamburger Türsteher
Jasper SmetsJunge
Gruschenka StevensMutter
Nadja ZwanzigerZimmermädchen
  
Production company:2 Pilots Filmproduction GMBH (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Jörg Siepmann, Harry Flöter
Producer (TV):Frank Tönsmann (WDR)
Unit production manager:Monika Kintner
Location manager:Sonja Fischer, Manuel Faber (Set), Kai Siggelkow (Set)
Production assistant:Hanna Kaesemann
Shoot:26.07.2011-31.08.2011: Hamburg
Original distributor:mindjazz pictures (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Media (Göttingen)
Length:92 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.09.2013, 140725/K, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 22.01.2013, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 03.04.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Dear Courtney
Untertitel (DE) Die (wahre) Geschichte von Smells like Teen Spirit

Versions

Original

Length:92 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.09.2013, 140725/K, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 22.01.2013, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 03.04.2014