Die Edelweißpiraten

Die Edelweißpiraten

Deutschland / Niederlande / Schweiz / Luxemburg 2001-2004, Spielfilm

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Edelweiss Pirates

Cologne towards the end of the Second World War. The city is in ruins, everyone is afraid, many are dead. It is a time of great inhumanity. Cologne’s young Edelweiss Pirates refuse to submit to the pressure of the Nazi regime. They fight with the Hitler Youth and scrawl anti-war propaganda on walls. Karl is an Edelweiss Pirate; his younger brother, Peter, is in the Hitler Youth movement. The two young men have been alone ever since their mother’s death in a bombing raid; their father is serving at the front, and their older brother, Otto, has been killed in action. Otto’s financée, Cilly, is doing her best to survive the war with her children. Carl is trying to help her.


The Edelweiss Pirates are hiding a wounded concentration camp refugee named Hans at Cilly’s place. Cilly has fallen in love with Hans. When the boys’ father is also killed in action Peter comes to join his brother at Cilly’s, where Hans soon becomes his idol. Hans and a number of youths plan an attack on the Gestapo. Karl refuses to take part. After the local Gestapo leader is shot and killed, the plot is discovered in a raid. The Gestapo storm Cilly’s house and find two Jewish women and the arsenal of weapons. An attempt to free Cilly fails with the result that most of the Edelweiss Pirates are caught. Karl tries to save Peter but ends up betraying him, and they are both tortured. But Peter is determined not to let Hans down; he remains steadfast right to the bitter end – for Edelweiss Pirates are loyal.

This film is loosely based on actual events that took place in Cologne’s Ehrenfeld district in Autumn 1944. As Niko von Glasow comments: “Although the events in the film actually did take place, they were, in fact, much crazier and even more complex. We merged several of the figures and gave some people new names. But a drama doesn’t necessarily have to present the historical truth. We felt it was more important for the film to breathe new life into our parents’ and grandparents’ experiences.”

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Niko von Glasow
Screenplay:Kiki von Glasow
Director of photography:Jolanta Dylewska
Editing:Oli Weiss, Andreas Wodraschke
Music:Andreas Schilling
  
Cast: 
Bela B. FelsenheimerHans Steinbrück
Jochen NickelJosef Hoegen
Anna ThalbachCilly Serve
Jan DecleirFerdinand Kütter
Iwan StebunovJunger Karl Ripke
Jean JülichAlter Karl Ripke
Simon TaalPeter Ripke
Florian WilkenFranz "Bubbes" Rheinberger
Dominik BrommaGünther Schwarz
Johannes SchallerBarthel Schink
Susanne BredehöftFürsorgerin
Volker RöhlichRoland Lorent
Sergei BekhterevHeinrich Soentgen
Svetlana GajtanMaria
Pavel MetyaninAdolf "Dölfes" Schütz
Wolfgang MichaelPeter Hüppeler
  
Production company:Palladio Film GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
Producer:Niko von Glasow

All Credits

Director:Niko von Glasow
Assistant director:Bohdan Graczyk, Julia Sobolevskaya, Marina Smyslova
Script supervisor:Barbara Lamber
Screenplay:Kiki von Glasow
Director of photography:Jolanta Dylewska
Assistant camera:Mikhail Semenovsky
2nd Camera unit:Paweł Sobczyk
Still photography:Yevgeni Taran
Titles / Opticals:Florian Schröder
Lighting design:Jolanta Dylewska
Set design:Vera Zelinskaja
Make-up artist:Tamara Fried, Natalya Krymskaya, Lola Khuramova (Assistenz), Julia Semerenko (Assistenz), Irina Braninova (Assistenz), Ksenia Malkina (Assistenz)
Costume design:Natalia Zamakhina, Gregory Minaev (Assistenz), Darya Tutova (Assistenz)
Editing:Oli Weiss, Andreas Wodraschke
Assistant editor:Britta Strathmann
Sound editor:Kai Schoormann, Hans Schumann
Sound design:Alexander Weuffen, Karl Atteln, André Kraml, Florian Kaltenegger (Assistenz)
Sound:Tilo Busch, Uwe Dresch
Sound assistant:Maxim Pavlov, Alexander Volkov, Boban Golubovic
Audio mixing:Tilo Busch
Special effects:Alexander M. Yakovlev (Pyrotechnik)
Stunt co-ordinator:Oleg Korytin
Casting:Tina Thiele (Deutschland), Alla Petelina (Russland)
Music:Andreas Schilling
  
Cast: 
Bela B. FelsenheimerHans Steinbrück
Jochen NickelJosef Hoegen
Anna ThalbachCilly Serve
Jan DecleirFerdinand Kütter
Iwan StebunovJunger Karl Ripke
Jean JülichAlter Karl Ripke
Simon TaalPeter Ripke
Florian WilkenFranz "Bubbes" Rheinberger
Dominik BrommaGünther Schwarz
Johannes SchallerBarthel Schink
Susanne BredehöftFürsorgerin
Volker RöhlichRoland Lorent
Sergei BekhterevHeinrich Soentgen
Svetlana GajtanMaria
Pavel MetyaninAdolf "Dölfes" Schütz
Wolfgang MichaelPeter Hüppeler
  
Production company:Palladio Film GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:First Floor Features Holland (Amsterdam), Fama-Film AG (Bern), Monipoly Productions (Luxemburg), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Niko von Glasow
Producer (TV):Helga Poche (Westdeutscher Rundfunk [WDR])
Executive producer:Antje Paul
Line producer:Natasha Smirnova
Line producer:Dagmar Lincoln
Location manager:Yakov Gordin, Aljona Parviajnen, Oksana Rusalinova, Arkady Marshakov (Set Manager)
Production assistant:Tobias Pollmüller
Production coordinator:Elena Yanbukhtina
Shoot:15.09.2001-15.12.2001: Budapest, St. Petersburg
Original distributor:Pegasos Filmverleih und Produktions GmbH (Köln + Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2753 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.11.2004, 100445, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 29.08.2004, Montréal, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 02.2005;
Kinostart: 10.11.2005

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Originaltitel (DE) Die Edelweißpiraten

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Original

Length:2753 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.11.2004, 100445, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 29.08.2004, Montréal, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 02.2005;
Kinostart: 10.11.2005
 

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