Die grüne Wolke

Die grüne Wolke

Deutschland 1999-2001, Spielfilm


The Last Man Alive

Based on A.S. Neill′s best-selling novel of the same name, "The Last Man Alive" is a delightful romp between fantasy and reality.

Set in a small and cozy boarding school nestled in the woods, the story begins when a group of eight children gather around their favorite teacher, Professor Birnenstiel.

A colorful storyteller, Birnenstiel launches into an incredible tale in which he and the children are the protagonists. Their fantasy adventures take them into outer space, from where they see a green cloud envelop the earth. Upon their return, they discover that all human beings have been turned into stone. Along with a good-natured billionaire and a ditsy French beauty queen, they stumble from one adventure to another. Whether fleeing from killer tomatoes or from black-and-white TV characters who suddenly emerge from the television screen, the children and their adult friends tackle one predicament after the next with energy, cleverness and solidarity. Or at least that′s how the "real life" children would like to have it! Whenever Professor Birnenstiel fails to make his characters heroic enough, the children chime in and demand a change in the story. In Birnenstiel′s tale, he himself is supposed to be the "last man alive". But will the children agree to be simply eliminated from the story?

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All Credits

Director:Claus Strigel
Screenplay:Martin Östreicher, Claus Strigel
based on:A. S. Neill (Roman "The Last Man Alive")
Script editor:Thomas Hailer
Director of photography:Sönke Hansen
Optical effects:Tyron Montgomery (Visual Effects Design)
Lighting design:Walter Steinberger
Set design:Yvonne Kurth, Josef Sanktjohanser
Special make-up effects:Gregor Eckstein (Special Effects Maske), Jeanette-Nicole Latzelsberger (Special Effects Maske)
Costume design:Riccarda Merten-Eicher
Sound:Jan Bennert, Günther Gries
Stunts:Daniel Seideneder
Music:Wolfgang M. Neumann
Jan-Geerd BussBirnenstiel
Heinz-Werner KraehkampHoss
Jule RonstedtLydia
Jana von KlierBiene
Patrick McGeheeBernie
Ismael SamakeDon
Luca HollacherEvi
Roman ToulanyGolo
Sabrina HerzenbergerJasmin
Philip DechampsMark
Afra HacklRomy
April HailerMaisie
Rüdiger WandelBrömse
Production company:DENKmal-Filmgesellschaft mbH (München)
in co-production with:Tellux-Film GmbH Dresden (Dresden), Octopus Media GmbH (Berlin), Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in association with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) (Berlin), Kinderkanal (KI.KA) (Erfurt), Das Werk GmbH (München + Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Bertram Verhaag
Co-Producer:Bernd Vorjans, Georg Stingl
Producer (TV):Sebastian Debertin (Ki.Ka), Friederike Euler (BR), Frauke Klinkers (HR)
Executive producer:Pit Riethmüller
Shoot:01.06.1999-22.12.1999: München und Umgebung, Sachsen, Thüringen, Marokko
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:2731 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2001, 86939, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.07.2001


Originaltitel (DE) Die grüne Wolke



Length:2731 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.03.2001, 86939, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 12.07.2001