Der Architekt

Der Architekt

Deutschland 2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Architect

As if he could sense the coming crises, architect Georg Winter can only be persuaded by the urging of his wife Eva to undertake the journey to the funeral of his mother in the isolated mountain village where he was born. The two grown-up children, Reh and Jan, accompany their parents, unaware that they will be dragged into the mysterious past of their father. "Everything to do with suppression and denial ultimately becomes a question of power and powerlessness," says director Ina Weisse about her debut film. "The children in the family get to sense it directly."

In the village Georg runs into Hannah again, his former girlfriend, who lives there with her son. In confrontation with the past the seemingly harmonious façade of the family begins to crumble. Georg′s instinct is to run away, but the village is cut off from the outside world by an avalanche. "Now he could have the chance to come to terms with his past and acknowledge it, but he′s too much of a coward and isn′t able to, so in the end he′s guilty again," explains Ina Weisse.

Ina Weisse paints an impressive portrait of the drama of a family that is brought to the brink of ruin through repression, fear, guilt and self-deception.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

Comments

Have you seen this film? Then share your thoughts with us!

Credits

All Credits

Director:Ina Weisse
Assistant director:Kirsten Petersen
Screenplay:Ina Weisse, Daphne Charizani
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick
Assistant camera:Arnd Geißheimer
Still photography:Georges Pauly
Titles / Opticals:Lena Dickmann
Lighting design:Norbert Brandt
Set design:Susann Bieling (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Cornelia Schmidt, Michael Steinbacher
Make-up artist:Gisela Trescher, Ines Steininger
Costume design:Stefanie Bieker
Editing:Andreas Wodraschke
Assistant editor:Julia Drache
Sound design:Felix Roggel
Sound:Max Meindl
Audio mixing:Richard Borowski
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Annette Focks
  
Cast: 
Josef BierbichlerGeorg Winter
Hilde von MieghemEva Winter
Matthias SchweighöferJan Winter
Sandra HüllerReh Winter
Sophie RoisHannah
Lucas ZolgarAlex
Harald AbdelhamedKurt
Hark BohmRoth
Maria HofstätterKellnerin
Erich SchröckSteinmetz
Johannes SilberschneiderPfarrer
Wolf-Dietrich SprengerBauleiter
Anna ReinstadtlerTante Olla
Johanna UnterleitnerNachbarin
Bernhard WolfUlrich
Maria WolfMaria
Rainer ZotzTankwart
  
Production company:Reverse Angle Production GmbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Reverse Angle International GmbH (Hamburg), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Peter Schwartzkopff
Producer (TV):Doris J. Heinze (Norddeutscher Rundfunk [NDR])
Producer:Felix Eisele
Line producer:Julia Kleinhenz
Unit production manager:Björn Eggert
Location manager:Heiko Becker
Shoot:01.04.2008-07.05.2008: Hamburg, Tirol
Original distributor:Reverse Angle Pictures (Hamburg)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Cine Tirol (AT)
Length:2556 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.11.2008, 116080, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.02.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Architekt

Versions

Original

Length:2556 m, 93 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.11.2008, 116080, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2008, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 05.02.2009
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2009
Lola, Beste Nebendarstellerin
 
FBW 2008
Prädikat: wertvoll