Der Stand der Dinge

Der Stand der Dinge

BR Deutschland / Portugal 1981/1982, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The State of Things

Wim Wenders' black and white film – which was awarded the Grand Prize at the Venice Film Festival – belongs to that rich subgenre of New German Cinema which focuses on filmmaking itself: On the coast of Portugal, an international film crew is shooting the remake of a Science Fiction-classic, when the lack of financial support brings the production to a grinding halt. Since patience in not an option, director Friedrich Munro travels to Hollywood where he plans to confront his producer Gordon. But Gordon is busy dealing with his very own problems – more and more clearly, the struggle of finishing the picture becomes a struggle of life itself. "Death", as one of the last lines of dialogue in "The State of Things" points out, "is the biggest story of them all."

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Wim Wenders
Assistant director:João Canijo, José-Maria Vaz Da Silva (Portugal), Mario Castanheira (Portugal), Antonio Luis Campos (Portugal), Jorge Alves (Portugal), Greg Gears (USA)
Script supervisor:Joãn Pedro Ruivo (Portugal), Janet Rasak (USA)
Screenplay:Wim Wenders, Robert Kramer, Joshua Wallace (ungenannt)
Director of photography:Martin Schäfer, Henri Alekan
Assistant camera:Agnès Godard (Portugal), Francisco Silva (Portugal), Carlos Mena (Portugal), Steve Dubin (USA), Lisa Rinzler (USA)
2nd Camera unit:Fred Murphy, Martin Schäfer (Video)
Still photography:Gabriel Lopes (Portugal), Joyce Rudolph (USA)
Lighting design:Manuel Carlos Silva (Portugal), Jack English (USA)
Gaffer:Paul Soares (Portugal), Domingus Guicho (Portugal), Tom Termeer (USA), Scott Buttfield (USA)
Set design:Maria José Branco (Portugal)
Construction manager:Joaquim Amaral (Portugal), Dave Bodin (USA), Naia Haast (USA)
Make-up artist:Maria Gonzaga
Costume design:Maria Gonzaga (Portugal)
Editing:Barbara von Weitershausen, Peter Przygodda
Assistant editor:Jon Neuburger, Danny Fisher
Sound:Maryte Kavaliauskas, Martin Müller
Sound assistant:Jean-Paul Mugel (Portugal), Morning Pastorok (USA), Anna Delanzo (USA)
Audio mixing:Michael Carton, Hartmut Eichgrün
Music:Jürgen Knieper, Archivaufnahmen
  
Cast: 
Patrick BauchauRegisseur Friedrich "Fritz" Murnau - Munro
Samuel FullerKameramann Joe Corby
John Paul Getty IIIDrehbuchautor Dennis
Isabelle WeingartenAnna
Viva AuderScriptgirl Kate
Rebecca PaulyJoan
Jeffrey KimeMark
Geoffrey CareyRobert
Arturo SemedoProduktionsleiter
Alexandra AuderJane
Robert KramerKameraassistent
Francisco BaiaoToningenieur
Camilla MoraJulia
Allen GarfieldProduzent Gordon
Roger CormanRechtsanwalt
Martine GettySekretärin
Monty BaneHerbert
Janet RasakKaren
Judy MoradianKellnerin
  
Production company:Wim Wenders Produktion (Berlin), Pro-ject Filmproduktion im Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH (München), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Road Movies Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Pari Films (Paris), Musidora (Madrid)
manufactured by:Gray City Inc. (New York), V. O. Filmes (Lissabon)
Producer:Paulo Branco, Chris Sievernich, Pierre Cottrell
Producer (TV):Christoph Holch
Unit production manager:Antonio Gonçalo (Portugal), Steve McMillan (USA)
Production assistant:Jon Neuburger (USA), Holger Piasta (USA), Rita Xanthoudakis (USA)
Production coordinator:Lilyan Sievernich (Portugal), Birgit Lelek (Portugal), Judy Moradian (USA)
Shoot:02.02.1981: Quinta da Capella, Lissabon, Los Angeles
Original distributor:Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3304 m, 121 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.10.1982, 53450, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): , ZDF;
Aufführung (DE): 27.10.1982, Hof, Internationale Filmtage

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Stand der Dinge
Weiterer Titel (PT) The State of Things

Versions

Original

Length:3304 m, 121 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.10.1982, 53450, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): , ZDF;
Aufführung (DE): 27.10.1982, Hof, Internationale Filmtage
 

Awards

Filmfestspiele Venedig 1982
Goldener Löwe, Bester Film