Dessau Dancers

Dessau Dancers

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

East-Germany, the year 1985. Through the US movie "Beat Street", 18 year-old Frank and his friends Matti and Alex discover the fascinating art of breakdancing. Although they know that the regime doesn't  approve this "decadent" Western trend, they form the group "Break Pioneers", and dedicate all their energy and passion into the creation of new and spectacular dance moves. Eventually, the party officials see that they can't stop the increasing popularity of breakdancing with bans and restrictions. Therefore, they try to use the young dancers for their own ideological agenda: Breakdancing is accepted as "socialist entertainment", the "Break Pioneers" get a state supervisor and are built up as a public showcase. But when Frank realizes that they have been turned into propaganda tools, he starts to rebel.

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Credits

Director:Jan Martin Scharf
Screenplay:Ruth Toma
Director of photography:Felix Novo de Oliveira
Editing:Martin Wolf
Music:Marc Collin
  
Cast: 
Gordon KämmererFrank Satzke
Sonja GerhardtMartina Willner
Oliver KonietznyAlex
Sebastian JägerMichel
Rainer BockHartmann Dietz
Arved BirnbaumWalter Satzke
Wolfgang StumphMeinhardt
Maximilian WohlfahrtTim
Bernd StegemannRasche
Godehard GieseBuchner
Ramona Kunze-LibnowRenate Fuchs
Patrick WudtkeBastian
Wolfgang LippertWolfgang Lippert
Katharina PalmAlex Mutter
Horst KotterbaFalke
Christian ErdmannRegisseur
Hilmar EichhornLiebert
Lukas SteltnerWolf
Sybille PrätschJournalistin
Henning PekerVolkspolizist
Nicoline SchubertModeratorin
  
Production company:Boogiefilm (Köln), Senator Film Köln GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Jana Velber

All Credits

Director:Jan Martin Scharf
Assistant director:Thomas Höret
Screenplay:Ruth Toma
Director of photography:Felix Novo de Oliveira
Assistant camera:Jan Lehmann
2nd Camera unit:Martin Bock
Steadycam operator:Martin Bock
Lighting design:Marc Lubosch
Gaffer:Thomas Thiele
Key grip:Erik Sens
Production design:Jenny Roesler
Set dresser:Robert Braun
Property master:Uli Friedrichs
Stand-by props:Anja Heinicke
Make-up artist:Heike Ersfeld, Dorothea Wiedermann
Costume design:Elena Wegner
Editing:Martin Wolf
Sound:Axel Arft
Sound assistant:Björn Marsen
Choreographer:Niels Robitzky, Ralf Habicht
Stunts:Ardit Gjikaj (Tanzdouble Gordon Kämmerer), Eva Scholl (Tanzdouble Sonja Gerhardt)
Casting:Iris Baumüller-Michel
Music:Marc Collin
  
Cast: 
Gordon KämmererFrank Satzke
Sonja GerhardtMartina Willner
Oliver KonietznyAlex
Sebastian JägerMichel
Rainer BockHartmann Dietz
Arved BirnbaumWalter Satzke
Wolfgang StumphMeinhardt
Maximilian WohlfahrtTim
Bernd StegemannRasche
Godehard GieseBuchner
Ramona Kunze-LibnowRenate Fuchs
Patrick WudtkeBastian
Wolfgang LippertWolfgang Lippert
Katharina PalmAlex Mutter
Horst KotterbaFalke
Christian ErdmannRegisseur
Hilmar EichhornLiebert
Lukas SteltnerWolf
Sybille PrätschJournalistin
Henning PekerVolkspolizist
Nicoline SchubertModeratorin
  
Production company:Boogiefilm (Köln), Senator Film Köln GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Jana Velber
Co-Producer:Helge Sasse, Solveig Fina
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR), Andrea Hanke (WDR)
Line producer:Jana Velber (Boogiefilm)
Associate producer:Florian Caspar Seibel
Unit production manager:Jörn Pott
Location manager:Vera Weißenberger, Martin Pelzl (Motiv), Ulrich Büchel (Motiv), Karsten Christoph (Set)
Production assistant:Philipp Stendebach
Production coordinator:Ina Almeroth
Shoot:10.10.2013-19.11.2013: Halle, Köln
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:90 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.10.2014, 147697, ohne Altersbeschr
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 31.10.2014, Biberach, Filmfest Biberach;
Kinostart (DE): 16.04.2015

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Dessau Dancers
Weiterer Titel (DE) Dessau Dancers - Wie der Breakdance fast sozialistisch wurde

Versions

Original

Length:90 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 20.10.2014, 147697, ohne Altersbeschr
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 31.10.2014, Biberach, Filmfest Biberach;
Kinostart (DE): 16.04.2015