Die Entdeckung der Currywurst

Die Entdeckung der Currywurst

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Invention of the Curried Sausage

During the last throes of the war, Lena Bruecker is 47 years old. Her children have left the roost and her husband has been stationed on the eastern front for years - without any regret on her part. Life almost appears to be over for her – as far as love and passion are concerned – when Lena is given an unexpected new lease on life. After an evening in a movie theater, which, as usual, ends up in an air-raid shelter, she takes Petty Officer Bremer home with her. Just like that – she is suddenly in a mood to show everything she has got left. She cooks for the young man, who reminds her of her son, and shares a drink with him. It turns out to be a nice evening, which suddenly turns into more. Lena offers him a place to stay – first only for the night, but then for good. Facing the cold, hopeless front as an alternative, Bremer decides to desert in the morning. He now places himself at the mercy of a woman he barely knows, as Lena's apartment becomes an island, on which both of them enjoy drifting: Bremer, too young to die in the final battle of a hopeless war, and Lena, who is still young enough to feel her passion for life.

An unusual and dramatic love affair unfolds, leaving the war outside the apartment door – despite its constant dangers. However, the larger threat to Lena's new life turns out to be the impending peace. Thus, she is hiding the fact that Germany has capitulated from Bremer and is virtually holding him prisoner in her home-made war game. When the truth comes out, unplanned and suddenly, Bremer takes off, just as Lena has always feared. At first, Lena is beside herself until she realizes that this elapsed love has been fruitful anyway...

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Credits

Director:Ulla Wagner
Screenplay:Ulla Wagner
Director of photography:Theo Bierkens
Editing:Corina Dietz
Music:Christine Aufderhaar
  
Cast: 
Alexander KhuonBremer
Barbara SukowaLena
Wolfgang BöckHolzinger
Branko SamarovskiLammers
Götz SchubertGary
Frederick LauJürgen Brücker
Astrid MeyerfeldtHelga
Traute HoessFrau Eckleben
Lennart BetzgenPaulchen I
Axel SieferTaxifahrer
Klaus LehmannSchieber I
Christian BeermannSchieber II
Susanne BredehöftNutte II
Lucien Le RestPaulchen II
Reiner HeiseKollege Mehlzuteilung
Michael SchützFahrer LKW
Anna GrisebachFrau LKW
Sybille SchedwillFrau Wehrs
Martin BrambachGauredner
Wolfram KochGestapo-Mann
Peter Gilbert CottonCaptain
Christian KaiserMajor
Josef QuadfliegKürschner Claussen
Wiesława WesołowskaWurstfabrikantin
Sofia NewLady
Clayton NemrowEngländer
Jean Paul RathsIntendanturrat
  
Production company:Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
Producer:Gerd Haag

All Credits

Director:Ulla Wagner
Assistant director:Claudia Brede
Script supervisor:Andrea Wiedenfeld, Dörte Westphal
Screenplay:Ulla Wagner
based on:Uwe Timm (Novelle)
Script editor:Christina Kaschuba
Director of photography:Theo Bierkens
Assistant camera:Ansgar Krajewski
Clapper loader:David Heller
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Lighting design:Emil Jevtic
Key grip:Rudolf Kurth
Production design:Benedikt Herforth, Christina Heidelmeier (Assistenz)
Property master:Anik Celikaslan
Stand-by props:Sabine Feldmann
Make-up artist:Astrid Mariaschk
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf
Editing:Corina Dietz
Assistant editor:Christian Krämer
Sound design:Emil Klotzsch
Sound:Siddho Varza
Sound assistant:Markus Hüser
Synch sound:Alexander Vitt
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
Special effects:Niklas Voigt
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Music:Christine Aufderhaar
Conductor:Andreas T. Lange (Dirigent)
  
Cast: 
Alexander KhuonBremer
Barbara SukowaLena
Wolfgang BöckHolzinger
Branko SamarovskiLammers
Götz SchubertGary
Frederick LauJürgen Brücker
Astrid MeyerfeldtHelga
Traute HoessFrau Eckleben
Lennart BetzgenPaulchen I
Axel SieferTaxifahrer
Klaus LehmannSchieber I
Christian BeermannSchieber II
Susanne BredehöftNutte II
Lucien Le RestPaulchen II
Reiner HeiseKollege Mehlzuteilung
Michael SchützFahrer LKW
Anna GrisebachFrau LKW
Sybille SchedwillFrau Wehrs
Martin BrambachGauredner
Wolfram KochGestapo-Mann
Peter Gilbert CottonCaptain
Christian KaiserMajor
Josef QuadfliegKürschner Claussen
Wiesława WesołowskaWurstfabrikantin
Sofia NewLady
Clayton NemrowEngländer
Jean Paul RathsIntendanturrat
  
Production company:Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Känguruh-Film GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Gerd Haag
Co-Producer:Volker Ullrich
Producer (TV):Jeanette Würl (NDR)
Line producer:Cornelia Kellers
Unit production manager:Günter Fenner
Location manager:Kathrin Laugalies, Thorsten Schneider (Set)
Shoot:10.09.2007-20.10.2007: Köln
Original distributor:Schwarzweiss Filmverleih (Bonn)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.06.2008, 114497/K, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 22.06.2008, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Entdeckung der Currywurst

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Original

Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.06.2008, 114497/K, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 22.06.2008, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.09.2008
 

Awards

Filmfestival Montreal 2008
Beste Schauspielerin
 

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