Die Anruferin

Die Anruferin

Deutschland 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Calling Game

"Please, can you tell me another story? No, not a bedtime story. A really exciting one...," the voice of a lonely child begs somebody on the telephone. Craving for warmth and compassion, it is Irm, a woman in her early 30s. She calls strangers and, imitating a child`s voice, pretends she is a young cancer patient. In heart-rending conversations, she establishes relationships that she abruptly ends when they threaten to become too close. This is Irm`s way of reaching out from her life, a life in which she jobs in a laundrette and looks after her bed-ridden mother. Though no longer able to talk, her mother still makes it clear that her favorite was always Irm′s sister Margit. But now Irm has the upper hand and lets her know it.

When she meets the self-assured but emotionally vulnerable Sina, she comes up against a woman who is in great need of a friend and thinks she′s found her in Irm. Caught between the pull of her mother`s imminent death and her manipulative play-acting, Irm is increasingly drawn to the strong, life-loving woman who offers her friendship. She knows that Sina must learn the truth some day and is afraid of losing her. But Sina is more tenacious than she thinks - and believes in Irm more than she does herself.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Felix Randau
Screenplay:Vera Kissel
Director of photography:Jutta Pohlmann
Editing:Gergana Voigt
Music:Thies Mynther
  
Cast: 
Valerie KochIrm Krischka
Esther SchweinsSina Lehmann
Franziska PonitzIrms Mutter
Stefanie MühlhanIrms Kollegin Möllerin
Ivan ShvedoffIrms Kollege Peter
Marita BreuerFrau Zuralski
Jörg ReimersEhemann auf dem Friedhof
Gosia KoniecznaEhefrau auf dem Friedhof
Manfred JungFriedhofsgärtner
Bernhard MarschBlumenverkäufer
Antje LewaldGabi Feldmann
Daniel DrewesKrankenhausangestellter
Charlotte BohningPolizistin
Georg B. LenzenPolizist
Piet FuchsArzt
Joanna-Maria PramlGeschäftsfrau
Vera SternIrms Freundin Dora
Bruno SchmitzBibliothekarsleiter
Uli SchmissatBarmann in der Bibliothek
Katharina HademEhefrau in der Bibliothek
Ralf MüllerBestattungsgehilfe
Jan Hinrik DrevsPfarrer
Bernhard MarschBlumenverkäufer
  
Production company:Wüste Film West GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, Hejo Emons

All Credits

Director:Felix Randau
Assistant director:Till Bosse
Script supervisor:Julius Dasche
Screenplay:Vera Kissel
based on:Vera Kissel (Bühnenstück)
Director of photography:Jutta Pohlmann
Assistant camera:Sven Fink
Clapper loader:Tord Erhard, Julia Lohmann
Steadycam operator:Robert Patzelt
Still photography:Thekla Ehling
Lighting design:Marc Kubik
Key grip:Jürgen Steil
Set design:Peter Menne (Szenenbild), Christiane Krumwiede (Assistenz)
Property master:Christiane Schmid
Stand-by props:Diana Strehlau
Title:Marie Schmidt-Breer
Make-up artist:Delia Mündelein, Astrid Weber, Tanja Kern (zusätzlich)
Costume design:Sandra Fuhr, Erika Haertel (Assistenz)
Editing:Gergana Voigt
Assistant editor:Anne Braun
Sound design:Thies Mynther, Kai Storck
Sound:Michael John
Sound assistant:Michael Eckert
Audio mixing:Richard Borowski
Casting:Deborah Congia
Music:Thies Mynther
Music performer:Thies Mynther, Sebastian Nagel (Gitarre)
  
Cast: 
Valerie KochIrm Krischka
Esther SchweinsSina Lehmann
Franziska PonitzIrms Mutter
Stefanie MühlhanIrms Kollegin Möllerin
Ivan ShvedoffIrms Kollege Peter
Marita BreuerFrau Zuralski
Jörg ReimersEhemann auf dem Friedhof
Gosia KoniecznaEhefrau auf dem Friedhof
Manfred JungFriedhofsgärtner
Bernhard MarschBlumenverkäufer
Antje LewaldGabi Feldmann
Daniel DrewesKrankenhausangestellter
Charlotte BohningPolizistin
Georg B. LenzenPolizist
Piet FuchsArzt
Joanna-Maria PramlGeschäftsfrau
Vera SternIrms Freundin Dora
Bruno SchmitzBibliothekarsleiter
Uli SchmissatBarmann in der Bibliothek
Katharina HademEhefrau in der Bibliothek
Ralf MüllerBestattungsgehilfe
Jan Hinrik DrevsPfarrer
Bernhard MarschBlumenverkäufer
  
Production company:Wüste Film West GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert, Hejo Emons
Producer (TV):Lucas Schmidt, Barbara Häbe
Executive producer:Björn Vosgerau
Unit production manager:Christian Fürst
Location manager:Steffen Müller, Levke Palm
Post-production:Nicole Neumann
Production manager:Pimes Dörfler
Shoot:01.08.2006-05.09.2006: Köln und Umgebung, Bonn, Bremen
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen)
Length:2293 m, 84 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.11.2007, 111934, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 20.03.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 26.05.2009, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Anruferin

Versions

Original

Length:2293 m, 84 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.11.2007, 111934, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.06.2007, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 20.03.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 26.05.2009, Arte
 

Awards

Filmfest München 2007
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Beste Darstellerin
 
FBW 2007
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll