Die Ausbildung

Die Ausbildung

Deutschland 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Education

The Movie is about a withdrawn twenty-year-old man named Jan. He is in his last year of training at a medium-sized company. In spite of his efforts to please everybody, he finds himself caught between conflicting demands as a result of the firm’s need to restructure.

His mother, a committed shop steward, works for the same company. She cannot prevent the company from employing an increasing number of temporary workers – which means that there is no guarantee that Jan will have a job when his training period ends. His mother’s union activities mean that she is increasingly subjected to pressure from the firm’s management.

Jan tries hard to please the head of human resources Tobias, who cannot promise him a job because Jan’s department isn’t performing well enough. Pretending that he wants to help Jan’s supervisor, Susanne, Tobias asks Jan to keep an eye on Susanne. Jan does his bidding – without considering the far-reaching effects this might have. When Jenny, a young temp, starts working at the company, she and Jan embark on a tender romance – but their love is overshadowed by the insecurity that pervades their workplace. All these different demands place Jan under more and more pressure; to compensate, he lets off steam by driving like a maniac and going on pointless shopping sprees. Only when his mother is to be laid off on a pretext does Jan slowly begin to realise the consequences of his own actions. "Die Ausbildung" tells the story of a young professional starting out in life. Jan is apolitical; he decides to adapt and follow the path of consumerism rather than that of resistance.

"Die Ausbildung" is a coming-of-age story about the economics of human relations, with a protagonist that embodies current social trends.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Dirk Lütter
Screenplay:Dirk Lütter
Director of photography:Henner Besuch
Editing:Antonia Fenn
Music:Lars Niekisch, Falko Brocksieper
  
Cast: 
Joseph BundschuhJan Westheim
Anke RetzlaffJenny Sikorski
Anja Beatrice KaulMarianne Westheim
Stefan RudolfTobias Hoffmann
Dagmar SachseSusanne Ostermeier
Gerrit KleinJens
Frank VoßStefan Westheim
  
Production company:Unafilm GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Titus Kreyenberg

All Credits

Director:Dirk Lütter
Assistant director:Vanessa Ossa
Screenplay:Dirk Lütter
Director of photography:Henner Besuch
Steadycam operator:Arne Stadler
Still photography:Frank Dicks
Set design:Christiane Krumwiede (Szenenbild)
Property master:Stefanie Rasenberger
Stand-by props:Yasmin Brocksieper
Make-up artist:Bernadette Reschberger, Antje Huchel
Costume design:Manfred Marpa Schneider
Editing:Antonia Fenn
Sound:Andreas Hildebrandt
Casting:Lale Nalbant
Music:Lars Niekisch, Falko Brocksieper
  
Cast: 
Joseph BundschuhJan Westheim
Anke RetzlaffJenny Sikorski
Anja Beatrice KaulMarianne Westheim
Stefan RudolfTobias Hoffmann
Dagmar SachseSusanne Ostermeier
Gerrit KleinJens
Frank VoßStefan Westheim
  
Production company:Unafilm GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Titus Kreyenberg
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke
Line producer:Heino Herrenbrück
Unit production manager:Anja Firmenich
Location manager:Anja Becker, Marcel Kommissin
Shoot:10.08.2010-17.09.2010: Köln
Original distributor:Basis-Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:89 min
Format:1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.01.2012, 129948, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 12.01.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Ausbildung
Arbeitstitel (DE) Ein Platz an der Sonne

Versions

Original

Length:89 min
Format:1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.01.2012, 129948, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 12.01.2012
 

Awards

filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2011
FIPRESCI Preis
 
IFF Berlin 2011
Dialogue en perspective