Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen

Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen

Deutschland 2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt


The Forest for the Trees

Full of idealism, Melanie, a young teacher from the countryside, starts her first job at a high school in the city. The daily school routine soon catches up with her, her idealism is challenged, things are much tougher than she had imagined. Apart from one colleague, Thorsten, who does his best to make her feel welcome, she has little contact with the rest of the staff, who are all much older and not really interested in new teaching methods.

When she gets to know her neighbor Tina, she seems to get in touch with her new surroundings. But her expectations are not fulfilled as quickly as she would hope. And the more Melanie tries to become Tina’s friend, the more Tina starts to hide. The forest surrounding Melanie starts to close in. Melanie begins desperately running in the wrong direction.

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Credits

Director:Maren Ade
Screenplay:Maren Ade
Director of photography:Nikolai von Graevenitz
Editing:Heike Parplies
Music:Ina Siefert, Nellis Du Bièl
  
Cast: 
Eva LöbauMelanie Pröschle
Daniela HoltzTina Schaffner
Jan NeumannThorsten Rehm
Ilona Christina SchulzFrau Sussmann
Robert SchuppTobias
Heinz Röser-DümmigLutger Reinhardt
Martina EckrichRenate Pföhler
Hans-Rüdiger KucichGerd Postweiler
Ruth KöpplerElvira Fischer-Walter
Achim EnchelmaierBernd
Nina FiedlerBine
Monika HirschleMutter Pröschle
Volker JeckVater Pröschle
Hans-Peter GastingerRecycler
Andreas BornhardtAngestellter im Gartencenter
Siegfried SchneiderHerr Meiser
  
Production company:Komplizen Film GmbH (München + Berlin)
Producer:Janine Jackowski

All Credits

Director:Maren Ade
Assistant director:Agnes Karow, Baran bo Odar, Sonja Heiss
Script supervisor:Jojo Ensslin
Screenplay:Maren Ade
Script (other):Gunda Borghest (Beratung)
Director of photography:Nikolai von Graevenitz
Lighting design:André Götzmann, Lars Paetow
Set design:Claudia Schölzel
Prop master:Mustafa Shirin
Title:Max Ahammer
Make-up artist:Anett Pohl
Costume design:Brigitte Fuchs
Hairdresser:Tatjana Krauskopf
Editing:Heike Parplies
Sound:Jörg Kidrowski
Audio mixing:Heiko Müller
Casting:Emrah Ertem, Wiltrud Goericke, Birgit Geier
Music:Ina Siefert, Nellis Du Bièl
  
Cast: 
Eva LöbauMelanie Pröschle
Daniela HoltzTina Schaffner
Jan NeumannThorsten Rehm
Ilona Christina SchulzFrau Sussmann
Robert SchuppTobias
Heinz Röser-DümmigLutger Reinhardt
Martina EckrichRenate Pföhler
Hans-Rüdiger KucichGerd Postweiler
Ruth KöpplerElvira Fischer-Walter
Achim EnchelmaierBernd
Nina FiedlerBine
Monika HirschleMutter Pröschle
Volker JeckVater Pröschle
Hans-Peter GastingerRecycler
Andreas BornhardtAngestellter im Gartencenter
Siegfried SchneiderHerr Meiser
  
Production company:Komplizen Film GmbH (München + Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Kaufmann Wöbke Filmproduktion (), Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF) (München)
in association with:Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Hochschule für Gestaltung (Karlsruhe)
Producer:Janine Jackowski
Producer (TV):Sabine Holtgreve (Südwestrundfunk [SWR])
Line producer:Hans-Joachim Köglmeier
Unit production manager:Maren Lüthje
Production coordinator:Christoph Heller
Post-production:Markus Kirsch (Koordination)
Shoot:05.2003-05.2003: Karlsruhe
Original distributor:Timebandits Films GmbH (Potsdam)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:2312 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.01.2005, 101226, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2003, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 27.01.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 09.11.2005, Südwest 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Der Wald vor lauter Bäumen

Versions

Original

Length:2312 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.01.2005, 101226, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.10.2003, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 27.01.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 09.11.2005, Südwest 3
 

Awards

Sundance Film Festival 2005
Spezialpreis der Jury, Wold Cinema - Dramatic
 
IndieLisboa International Independent Film Festival 2005
Großer Preis von Lissabon
 
International Festival of Independent Cinema Buenos Aires 2005
Beste Darstellerin
 
Valencia IFF - Cinema Jove 2005
Goldener Mond von Valencia
 
Newport IFF 2005
Beste Darstellerin
Bester Spielfilm, Dramatic Feature