Der Rote Kakadu

Der Rote Kakadu

Deutschland 2004-2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Red Cockatoo

Dresden in the Spring of 1961– four months before the Berlin Wall was built. Siggi, aged 20, comes to Dresden to work as a set painter. He soon hopes to be able to take up studies at art school – thanks to the obligatory support and protection of his superiors. But his plans are foiled when he meets and falls in love with a young poet named Luise, whose poems are banned from publication in the recently founded GDR. Luise introduces Siggi to the "Red Cockatoo", a notorious nightclub that dares to play music from the West – something unheard of in the GDR at the time. Siggi soon makes friends with Wolle, Luise’s fun-loving husband.


Although there’s bound to be a Stasi informer among the group, passing on to the department every single detail about what goes on in the "Red Cockatoo", Siggi finds himself being drawn deeper into this clique of young beatniks, members of the ′awkward squad′, who each in their own way reject the new state – even as it struggles to establish itself.

In order to raise money for the club and Luise – in whom he is more in love than ever in spite of his friendship with Wolle – he steals porcelain figures and sells them in West Berlin. Things come to a head when Wolle is suddenly arrested. And when Siggi uses his ill-gotten gains to print a volume of Luise’s poetry without submitting it to the censor, he and Luise soon find themselves in the firing line. Should he stay or should he go?

Should he come to terms with things as they are or start afresh? It’s time for Siggi to make a decision.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Dominik Graf
Assistant director:Hendrik Holler, Sven Fehrensen, Gigi Neal, Tanja Däberitz, Sebastian Kutzli
Screenplay:Karin Åström, Michael Klier, Günter Schütter (Drehbuch-Bearbeitung)
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Assistant camera:Andreas Erben, Caro Krugmann (2. Stab)
Steadycam operator:Robert Patzelt
Still photography:Nadja Klier
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Production design:Claus-Jürgen Pfeiffer
Make-up artist:Susanne Bock, Katharina Nädelin
Costume design:Barbara Grupp
Editing:Christel Suckow
Sound editor:Friedrich M. Dosch (Überwachung), João Pedro Costa Pinto, Eva Claudius (Dialoge)
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound design:Friedrich M. Dosch, Christoph von Schönburg
Sound:Rainer Haase
Sound assistant:Olaf Kutscher
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl, Philipp Sellier (Aufnahme)
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Special effects:Adolf Wojtinek
Stunt co-ordinator:Armin Sauer
Casting:An Dorthe Braker
Music:Dieter Schleip
  
Cast: 
Max RiemeltSiggi
Jessica SchwarzLuise
Ronald ZehrfeldWolle
Tanja SchleiffRena
Ingeborg WestphalTante Hedy
Peter SchneiderBassist
Kathrin AngererFrau Männchen
Devid StriesowHurwitz
Heiko SenstArne
Klaus ManchenGroßer Lewerenz
Felix MödlBandleader
Ljubisa RisticMiro
Frank AuerbachWirt
Mike Zaka SommerfeldtTürsteher
Angelika HartKarla
Heike Thiem-SchneiderHeide
Dietmar HuhnSchaum
Uwe LachInspizient
Christoph HeckelRegisseur
Till Schmidt1. Grenzer
Johannes Gabriel2. Grenzer
Olaf HaisVolkspolizist
Michael GerberAntiquitätenhändler
Clemens BöllBöll
Volker MichalowskiKleiner Lewerenz
Nadja PetriKGB-Beamtin
Lutz TeschnerFunktionär
Karl-Heinz von Liebezeit
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:German Film Productions (GFP) GmbH & Co. (Berlin), SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring), Sat.1 GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Manuela Stehr
Co-Producer:Stefan Gärtner, David Groenewold
Producer (TV):Alicia Rémirez
Line producer:Marcos Kantis
Unit production manager:Rolf Schleitzer
Location manager:Nadja Tausch
Shoot:27.07.2004-20.09.2004: Dresden, Leipzig, Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:3507 m, 128 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.02.2006, 105191, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 16.02.2006

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Rote Kakadu

Versions

Original

Length:3507 m, 128 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.02.2006, 105191, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 16.02.2006
 

Awards

IFF Marrakesch 2006
Darstellerpreis
Golden Star Grand Prix
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: wertvoll
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2006
Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller