Der Schrei des Schmetterlings

Der Schrei des Schmetterlings

Deutschland 1998/1999, TV-Spielfilm


The Cry of the Butterfly

Paulina, 17, lives with her grandfather whom she dearly loves. She is a modern girl, full of zest for life and dreams. She sings in a hip-hop girl′s band. At a gig, she meets Pablo, a withdrawn 18-year-old, and falls in love with him on the spot.

He, however, acts cool, distanced, his behaviour full of contradictions. He doesn′t change until she finds out from him what it was that made him this way. His parents had separated when he was still small. Since then, he has missed having contact with his father, a successful rock musician. His mother is so wrapped up in her own problems that she is blind to Pablo′s yearning for love and human warmth. Paulina is the one who gives him the courage to try and re-establish a relationship with his father. She has leukaemia, and her everyday life is dominated by her illness. Yet she finds the strength to fight for her life and her love. Her grandfather helps her in this, and Pablo is also there when she is the one in need. The end marks the beginning of a love between two people ...

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All Credits

Director:Frank Strecker
Screenplay:Sarah Brigitte Thomsen
Director of photography:Jürgen Jürges, Jürgen Jürges
Assistant camera:Kai Rostásy
Set design:Uli Hanisch, Thorsten Sabel
Prop master:Stefan Isfort
Make-up artist:Rolf Baumann, Rosemarie Raasch-Machac
Costume design:Frank Simon, Katrin Aschendorf (Assistenz)
Costumes:Verena Reuter
Editing:Gisela Zick
Sound:Christian Pohl, Volker Zeigermann
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Special effects:Andreas Korth, Ben Kötter
Stunts:Mac Steinmeier, Siegfried Polap, Jürgen Klein
Music:Tito Larriva
Marie ZielckePaulina
Tito LarrivaJoey
Marek HarloffPablo
Anna-Magdalena FitziElke
Hannelore ElsnerSusanne Thies
Dietmar SchönherrPaulinas Großvater
Susanne WilhelminaSybille
Isabel HindersinAndrea
Ralf RichterTom
John FreigangBruno
Peter BaldusMike
Manuela DuchonManuela
Mareike DannebergUlrike
Bert OberdorferProfessor Müller-Seitz
Thomas PohnDoctor Götz
Production company:Mira Filmproduktion Bremen GmbH (Bremen)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Elke Peters
Unit production manager:Elke Bormann
Original distributor:Filmmuseum Berlin - Deutsche Kinemathek (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg)
Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 18.05.2001, Arte


Originaltitel (DE) Der Schrei des Schmetterlings



Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 18.05.2001, Arte