Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch

Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch

Deutschland 2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The River Used To Be a Man

A young German travels through a country in Africa. He meets an old fisherman near a river, who takes him deep into the wilderness in his wooden boat. The next morning he finds himself alone in the middle of an endless delta. Here his intimate battle with death, his fears and perceptions of the outside world begins. After days of drifting through the wilderness, he arrives in a very isolated village, far away from civilization. But his odyssey is not over yet. His continuous loss of control leads him further into a world far beyond his own comprehension. The young director Jan Zabeil and his actor Alexander Fehling launch themselves into the abyss of being a stranger in a foreign world.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Jan Zabeil
Screenplay:Jan Zabeil, Alexander Fehling
Story:Jan Zabeil, Alexander Fehling
Director of photography:Jakub Bejnarowicz
Editing:Florian Miosge
Foley editor:Veit Norek
Sound design:Uwe Bossenz
Sound:Magnus Pflüger, Anton Feist
Audio mixing:Lars Ginzel
  
Cast: 
Alexander FehlingJakob
Obusentswe Dreamar Manyim
Babotsa Sax'twee
Sariqo Sakega
Nx'apa Motswai
  
Production company:Rohfilm GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Karsten Stöter, Benjamin Drechsel, Jan Zabeil
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß
Shoot:: Kirgistan, Israel, Russland, Botswana, Argentinien
Original distributor:Filmgalerie 451 (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2283 m, 83 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.10.2011, 129986, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.06.2011, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.09.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Fluss war einst ein Mensch
Arbeitstitel (DE) The Art of Dying
Weiterer Titel The River Used to Be a Man

Versions

Original

Length:2283 m, 83 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.10.2011, 129986, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.06.2011, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 27.09.2012
 

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2012
Besondere Auszeichnung für den besten Ton
 
Jeonju IFF Korea 2012
Publikumspreis
 
IFF San Sebastian 2011
New Directors Award
 
Filmfest München 2011
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Nachwuchsproduzent , Benjamin Drechsel
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Nachwuchsproduzent, Karsten Stöter
 
IFF 2-in-1, Moskau 2011
Bester Ton