Der Kick

Der Kick

Deutschland 2005/2006, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Kick

During the night of 12 July 2002, two brothers, Marco and Marcel Schönfeld, and their friend Sebastian Fink, fatally maltreated a 16-year-old boy named Marinus Schöberl. For hours on end the shaven-headed perpetrators beat their victim, a member of the HipHop scene with a tendency to stutter. Perpetrators and victim all knew each other. They all came from Potzlow, a village in the Uckermark region of Brandenburg, sixty kilometres north of Berlin. The unbelievable cruelty of this “skinhead murder” as it was known, attracted media attention far beyond the immediate locale of the crime.


Marinus was made to bite the edge of a feeding trough in a pig sty. Inspired by the kerb killing in the film "American History X", Marcel executed Marinus by jumping onto the back of his victim’s head. The perpetrators buried the boy’s body in a cess pit. Marinus Schöberl’s skeletal corpse was not found until four months later, in November 2002.

Andres Veiel’s filmic protocol for two actors is based on more than twenty conversations conducted with two of the perpetrators, as well as the victims’ relatives, friends and neighbours in Potzlow. Just as in the stage version of this text, which was performed at Berlin’s Maxim Gorky Theatre, all of the speaking parts in this screen adaptation are played by Susanne-Marie Wrage and Markus Lerch.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Andres Veiel
Screenplay:Andres Veiel (Konzept)
Director of photography:Jörg Jeshel
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Music:Francesco Sacco
Production company:nachtaktivfilm (Berlin)
Producer:Brigitte Kramer

All Credits

Director:Andres Veiel
Screenplay:Andres Veiel (Konzept)
based on:Andres Veiel (Bühnenstück), Gesine Schmidt (Bühnenstück)
Script editor:Gesine Schmidt
Director of photography:Jörg Jeshel
Assistant camera:Stefan Gohlke
2nd Camera unit:Henning Brümmer
Titles / Opticals:Ania Cremer
Lighting design:Gerd Franke, Pierre Stolper, Jochen Massar
Set design:Julia Kaschlinski, Nehle Balkhausen (Assistenz)
Construction manager:Oleg Prohl (Drehbühne), Jan Olschewski, Andreas Dexel
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Sound design:Titus Maderlechner, Arpad Bondy
Sound:Titus Maderlechner
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Miscellaneous:Mirjam Beck (Inspizienz)
Music:Francesco Sacco
Participation:Susanne-Marie Wrage, Markus Lerch
Production company:nachtaktivfilm (Berlin)
in co-production with:Journal-Film Klaus Volkenborn KG (Berlin), ZDFkultur (Mainz)
in association with:Bavaria Film GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Producer:Brigitte Kramer
Producer (TV):Meike Klingenberg, Meike Klingenberg, Wolfgang Bergmann
Unit production manager:Brigitte Kramer
Location manager:Katharina Lobsien
Production (other):Hartwig König (Produktionsberatung)
Shoot:: Gewerbehof in der alten Königstadt, Berlin
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2332 m, 85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.07.2006, 106772, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.09.2006

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Kick

Versions

Original

Length:2332 m, 85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.07.2006, 106772, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.09.2006
 

Awards

Jury der evangelischen Filmarbeit 2007
Film des Jahres 2006
 
Defa-Stiftung 2006
Preis zur Förderung der deutschen Filmkunst
 
Visions du Réel Nyon 2006
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