Der Preis

Der Preis

Deutschland 2009-2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Prize



Architect Alexander Beck has just won a competition to refurbish a number
of concrete prefabs in Thuringia. He leaves Frankfurt-on-Main and heads for
a small town in eastern Germany where an entire estate of concrete prefabs
will either be torn down or modernised and receive a face-lift according
to the architect’s plans. In his hands, it is hoped that the estate will
become a more modern, attractive and better place in which to live. It is a
great assignment – and a particular challenge for Alexander, for the small
town in question is none other than Alexander’s home town and the tower
blocks he is to remodel are in fact exactly those where he himself grew up.
Some of the inhabitants even still remember him – as "Alex from the FDJ",
the socialist Free German Youth movement.



Whilst he is there, the architect remembers the year 1988 and the end of a
friendship: Alex, Michael and Nicole, who are brother and sister, had been
inseparable friends since kindergarten. Shortly before taking their final
school examinations, Nicole and Alex began to fall in love with each other.
But by then, conformist FDJ secretary Alex and maverick sportsman
Michael had become irreconcilable adversaries. Alex, who genuinely
admires the brother and sister’s ostensible independence, tries his best to
talk things over. But their debate soon escalates, and a hurt Alex ends up
betraying his friend. Unfortunately for Alex, there never was and never will
be an opportunity for him to make amends for his deed – for Michael committed
suicide after he left school. However, Alex’ conversations with a new
colleague and, above all, his reencounter with Nicole, help him to face up
to a closely guarded chapter in his life.


Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Elke Hauck
Screenplay:Peggy Lehmann
Director of photography:Michael Kotschi
Editing:Stefan Stabenow, Oli Weiss, Stefan Oliveira-Pita
  
Cast: 
Florian PanznerAlexander Beck
Sven GielnikAlexander (jung)
Vincent KrügerMichael (jung)
Anne KanisNicole
Vanessa KrügerNicole (jung)
Guntbert WarnsManfred Lange
Wiebke BachmannJeanette
Anna WilleckeJeanette (jung)
Christian NätheUdo
Marcel LuchtUdo (jung)
Robert GallinowskiGerd
Timon WlokaWocke (jung)
Phillip GräfJens (jung)
Peter DonathHerr Wahl
Magret FritzlerFrau Wahl
Stefan KriekhausHerr Lander
Carola SiggFrau Lander
Kathleen GaubeDirektorin
Jens HahnBrigadier Walter
Corinna WaldbauerFrau Patzki
Peter PrautschHerr Petzold
Hans Martin StierHerr Heinrich
  
Production company:Schiwago Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Michal Pokorny, Martin Lehwald, Marcos Kantis

All Credits

Director:Elke Hauck
Assistant director:Stefan Kriekhaus
Screenplay:Peggy Lehmann
Co-author:Elke Hauck
Director of photography:Michael Kotschi
Still photography:Theo Lustig
Set design:Angelica Böhm (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Frank Jankowski, Marko Kaiser, Christine Jahn
Make-up artist:Jana Schulze
Costume design:Sonja Hesse
Editing:Stefan Stabenow, Oli Weiss, Stefan Oliveira-Pita
Sound design:Sebastian Schmidt, David Ziegler
Sound:Johannes Doberenz
Foley artist:Martin Langenbach
Audio mixing:Olaf Mehl
Casting:Antje Missbach
  
Cast: 
Florian PanznerAlexander Beck
Sven GielnikAlexander (jung)
Vincent KrügerMichael (jung)
Anne KanisNicole
Vanessa KrügerNicole (jung)
Guntbert WarnsManfred Lange
Wiebke BachmannJeanette
Anna WilleckeJeanette (jung)
Christian NätheUdo
Marcel LuchtUdo (jung)
Robert GallinowskiGerd
Timon WlokaWocke (jung)
Phillip GräfJens (jung)
Peter DonathHerr Wahl
Magret FritzlerFrau Wahl
Stefan KriekhausHerr Lander
Carola SiggFrau Lander
Kathleen GaubeDirektorin
Jens HahnBrigadier Walter
Corinna WaldbauerFrau Patzki
Peter PrautschHerr Petzold
Hans Martin StierHerr Heinrich
  
Production company:Schiwago Film GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Michal Pokorny, Martin Lehwald, Marcos Kantis
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR)
Producer:Meike Götz
Line producer:Michal Pokorny
Unit production manager:Olaf Kirbach
Location manager:Susan Füllmich, Ronny Engel, Verena Radke
Shoot:27.10.2009-04.12.2009: Gera
Original distributor:Filmgalerie 451 (Berlin)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2359 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.02.2012, 131523, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 22.03.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Preis
Arbeitstitel (DE) Gestern ist nirgendwo

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Original

Length:2359 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.02.2012, 131523, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 22.03.2012
 

Awards

FBW 2012
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