Die Entbehrlichen

Die Entbehrlichen

Deutschland 2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Dispensables


Childhood days are history for 10-year-old Jakob. His father Juergen and mother Silke are out of work and have long since surrendered to their alcohol problems. Violence and heated arguments alternate in the family with tender moments. Grandma Rosemarie is the only one who seems to give the family’s chaotic life a certain grounding. And then there’s Hannah, Jakob’s girlfriend from a well-to-do family, who remains loyal to Jakob despite her parent’s lack of understanding and the mobbing from her fellow pupils.

When Jakob’s mother has to go to the hospital after the latest bust-up, his father completely loses control. A catastrophe is in the cards with Jakob doing everything to preserve the illusion of a normal family life. After all, there’s one thing he’s certain about: if the family falls apart, he will have to go into a home and that’s something he wants to avoid at all costs.

Quite unexpectedly, help and understanding is forthcoming from his girlfriend Hannah who turns out to be a very pragmatic companion.

A modern Berlin backyard ballad in the tradition of the German auteur film: drastic, bizarre and close to the reality of the reunited Germany.


Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Andreas Arnstedt
Screenplay:Andreas Arnstedt
Director of photography:Patricia Lewandowska
Editing:Sylvain Coutandin
Music:Masha Qrella
  
Cast: 
André M. HennickeJürgen Weiss
Steffi KühnertSilke Weiss
Oskar BökelmannJacob Weiss
Ingeborg WestphalRosemarie Weiss
Mathieu CarrièreGerhardt Rott
Kathi HahnHannah Wehr
Axel WandtkeMartin Wehr
Maike BollowVera Wehr
Paul ArnstedtSebastian Wehr
Michael KindBertram Held
Conrad F. GeierPeter
Daniela HoltzFrau Dr. Freund
Max Florian HoppeAxel
Daniel WagnerFleischer Rischek
Annekathrin BachKrankenschwester Zora
Claudia WeiskeFrau Bauer
Marc BischoffBoris Klupp
  
Production company:Questionmark Entertainment (Berlin)
Producer:Andreas Arnstedt

All Credits

Director:Andreas Arnstedt
Assistant director:Oliver Liliensiek
Script supervisor:Marian Mechtler
Screenplay:Andreas Arnstedt
Director of photography:Patricia Lewandowska
Assistant camera:Monika Halatek
Colour grading:Lola Knoblach
Lighting design:Roman Gutt
Gaffer:Marcus Lauterbach
Production design:Carolin Schirling
Make-up artist:Karola Wezel, Anna Jäger
Costume design:Gabriela Hans
Editing:Sylvain Coutandin
Sound:Oliver Barth, Martin Funk, Siegfried Busza
Sound assistant:Frank Hellwig
Audio mixing:Jörg Höhne
Music:Masha Qrella
  
Cast: 
André M. HennickeJürgen Weiss
Steffi KühnertSilke Weiss
Oskar BökelmannJacob Weiss
Ingeborg WestphalRosemarie Weiss
Mathieu CarrièreGerhardt Rott
Kathi HahnHannah Wehr
Axel WandtkeMartin Wehr
Maike BollowVera Wehr
Paul ArnstedtSebastian Wehr
Michael KindBertram Held
Conrad F. GeierPeter
Daniela HoltzFrau Dr. Freund
Max Florian HoppeAxel
Daniel WagnerFleischer Rischek
Annekathrin BachKrankenschwester Zora
Claudia WeiskeFrau Bauer
Marc BischoffBoris Klupp
  
Production company:Questionmark Entertainment (Berlin)
Producer:Andreas Arnstedt
Executive producer:Nils Burtzlaff
Producer:Franziska Hexel
Location manager:Daniel Janssen
Shoot:13.12.2008-08.02.2009: Berlin
Original distributor:drei-freunde Filmproduktions- und Verleihgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Rudersberg)
Length:106 min
Format:DigiBeta, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Aufführung (BR): 2009, São Paulo, IFF;
Aufführung (DE): 19.01.2010, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 30.09.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Entbehrlichen

Versions

Original

Length:106 min
Format:DigiBeta, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Aufführung (BR): 2009, São Paulo, IFF;
Aufführung (DE): 19.01.2010, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 30.09.2010
 

Awards

IFF Schlingel, Chemnitz 2010
Förderpreis der DEFA-Stiftung
 
Kent Filmfestival 2010
Bester ausländischer Film
 
Max-Ophüls-Preis, Saabrücken 2010
Sonderpreis der Jury
 
Maverick Movie Award, Sao Paulo 2009
Best supporting Actor
 
FBW 2009
Prädikat: wertvoll