Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile

Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile

Deutschland 1999/2000, Spielfilm

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The Loneliness of the Crocodiles

If, as a child, you play the violin in the butcher′s shop of your parents, while your unmoved father cuts up animals for slaughter, then you′re facing a life full of contradictions, a life not easy to lead and certainly not without danger.

Guenther, an intellectual son of a butcher from East Westphalia, is considered an eccentric in his village, and not only because of his musical talent. He antagonizes his parents because at night he takes out the farmer′s pigs for a walk, in order to show them something other than the butcher′s bench. He strongly irritates his professor because he insists on writing about "Plato and the Apaches", and he earns the scorn of his peers because he is not interested in the girls from the village. But is this gentle, shy crankiness truly reason enough to voluntarily leave this life?
To Elias, a young journalist from Hamburg, the alleged suicide of a distant cousin seems far too neat an end to a weird loner. So he travels to the village to find out more. When, of all people, he attracts the attentions of his landlady Heike, he has all the local men against him and finds himself in the role of the suspicious outsider. Nor are Guenther′s parents pleased that posthumously somebody should show interest in their "abnormal" son. But Elias is unflustered and follows the few leads he can find. Via bizarre detours they lead him to Mary, a zestful African American. She tells him the story of their unusual love ...

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Director:Jobst Oetzmann
Assistant director:Vera Gfellner, Nicole Häussermann
Script supervisor:Lucy Fricke, Robert Putzke
Assistant director (other):Elisabeth von Molo (Synchron-Regie)
Screenplay:Jobst Oetzmann
based on:Dirk Kurbjuweit (Roman)
Director of photography:Hanno Lentz
Assistant camera:Gerd Breiter
Clapper loader:Timm Lange
Steadycam operator:Jörg Widmer, Michael Ole Nielsen
Still photography:Bernd Spauke, Sibylle Anneck
Lighting design:Klaus Peter Venn
Key grip:Klaus Dörner
Set design:Monika Bauert
Property master:Claudia Bodenburg
Stand-by props:Daniela Braun
Construction manager:Jörg Bergen
Title:Peter Rosenwanger
Make-up artist:Rosemarie Raasch-Machac, Thorsten Weiß
Costume design:Christina Schnell, Sandra Fuhr (Assistenz)
Editing:Christel Suckow
Assistant editor:Simone Lo Chiatto
Sound:Andreas Wölki
Sound assistant:Georg Müller
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
Music:Dieter Schleip
Conductor:Enrique Ugarte
  
Cast: 
Janek RiekeElias
Thomas SchmauserGünther Sperl
Rosemarie FendelTante Gisela
Julia JägerHeike
Arndt Schwering-SohnreyRoland
Renate KrößnerFriede
Ernst StötznerHelmut
Dynelle RhodesMary
Hans-Michael RehbergDr. Wiemann
Oliver Bröcker1. Professor
Edgar M. Böhlke2. Professor
  
Production company:Olga-Film GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Molly von Fürstenberg, Harald Kügler
Producer (TV):Christoph Holch
Producer:Tina Fauvet, Viola Jäger
Unit production manager:Andrea Oechsner
Location manager:Antje Stanko
Shoot:20.09.1999-06.11.1999: Ostwestfalen: Kreis Höxter, Münster, Paderborn, Detmold
Original distributor:Prokino Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2632 m, 96 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.09.2000, 85718, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.08.2004, ZDF

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Originaltitel (DE) Die Einsamkeit der Krokodile

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Length:2632 m, 96 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.09.2000, 85718, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.10.2000, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.08.2004, ZDF
 

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