Der Himmel kann warten

Der Himmel kann warten

Deutschland 1999/2000, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Exit To Heaven

The two comedians, Alex and Paul, have been inseparable since childhood. Now they both hear that they have been selected for the final round of a comedy competition. Alex has just begun to prepare his programme when he finds out that he is suffering from an incurable bone cancer.

Alex does not tell Paul the bad news - he hates sympathy. Instead, he decides to make Paul′s greatest dream come true - by arranging for Paul to spend a day practising a comedy number with his great comic idol, Rob Patterson, a huge comedy star in Los Angeles. Alex catches the next plane to L.A., searching for Rob Patterson.
He soon discovers that the former king of comedy no longer performs. Nobody even knows where he lives. But a young man with death at his heels knows no fear. Alex is determined to achieve the impossible. He overcomes the obstacles, gets to meet his friend′s idol, persuades him to help Paul rehearse the routine he is going to use for the competition, and so makes Paul′s dream come true. Later Paul realises that this was a farewell present from his best friend. Alex′s death is a terrible blow to him, but it finally makes Paul into what he has never been before: a comedian with a real soul.

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Director:Brigitte Müller
Screenplay:Brigitte Müller
Director of photography:Tom Fährmann, Tom Fährmann
Set design:Simon Boucherie
Costume design:Andreas Janczyk
Editing:Judith Futár-Klahn
Assistant editor:Biljana Grafwallner-Brezovska
Sound:Stephan Colli (Supervision)
Music:Rainer Oleak, Stefan Broedner (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Frank GieringAlex
Steffen WinkPaul
Regula GrauwillerMiriam
Tom SchillingJo
Catherine FlemmingIvette
Simon Prescott
Kay Bartholomäus Schulze
Ellen ten Damme
Barbara Schöneberger
Uwe Steimle
Jürgen Schornagel
  
Production company:Sam Film GmbH (München)
in association with:SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring), Vela-X Produktion (München)
Producer:Ewa Karlström, Andreas Ulmke-Smeaton
Production coordinator:Martina Stachorski
Original distributor:Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2674 m, 98 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.07.2000, 85221, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
DVD-Einsatz: 08.11.2001

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Originaltitel (DE) Der Himmel kann warten
Arbeitstitel Komiker

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Length:2674 m, 98 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.07.2000, 85221, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
DVD-Einsatz: 08.11.2001
 

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