Die Haushaltshilfe

Die Haushaltshilfe

Deutschland 2009/2010, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Housemaid

"I don’t want to stay here any more!" says Martina to her mother via webcam in an internet café near Lake Constance. Meanwhile, her mother in Slovakia tries to calm down her daughter. After all, they need the money. Martina is working as a home help and carer to an elderly couple.

Lore, the mistress of the house, is in a wheelchair. She has difficulty getting around. Otherwise, she’s full of energy and keeps a tight rein on the household. Her husband, Max, can no longer speak but observes everything that goes on around his bed. Theirs is a tiny world, over which Lore holds sway. The fact that their idyll has now been penetrated by a young Slovakian woman who is going to spend the summer looking after Max and Lore is a bitter pill for Lore to swallow. The German language alone poses countless problems. Lore insists on giving Martina step-by-step instructions on how to make Swabian noodles, but Martina isn’t used to being observed while she works. Lore wants to live, with the aid of this young woman. But she has to do everything the way Lore wants her to. Lore doesn’t miss a trick but it frustrates her when the girl’s lack of German hampers the communication, and so Lore decides to give Martina vocabulary to learn.

But when Martina complains to the agency that she doesn’t get enough to eat and flatly refuses to wait another four weeks before she can go back home for a visit, Lore decides to fire her home help. "May I know what you think?" Martina asks her mother, hoping for her support. But there is no answer. And so Martina must go her own way.

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Anna Hoffmann
Screenplay:Anna Hoffmann
Director of photography:Inigo Westmeier
Editing:Lena Rem
Music:Martina Eisenreich
Production company:Sommerhaus Filmproduktionen (Ludwigsburg)
Producer:Jochen Laube, Stephan Grobe

All Credits

Director:Anna Hoffmann
Assistant director:Tina Sakova
Screenplay:Anna Hoffmann
Director of photography:Inigo Westmeier
Assistant camera:Emanuel Schwermer
Editing:Lena Rem
Sound design:Clemens Becker
Sound:Clemens Becker
Music:Martina Eisenreich
Production company:Sommerhaus Filmproduktionen (Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:Tiger TV Film- und Fernsehproduktions GmbH (Bühl), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
Producer:Jochen Laube, Stephan Grobe
Producer (TV):Gudrun Hanke-El Ghomri
Shoot:: Allensbach, Slovakische Republik
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:61 min
Format:HD Cam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.05.2011, 127886, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Haushaltshilfe

Versions

Original

Length:61 min
Format:HD Cam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.05.2011, 127886, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
 

Awards

Fünf-Seen-Filmfestival 2010
Horizonte Filmpreis, Bester Film mit gesellschaftlichem Engagement
 
Deutscher Kurzfilmpreis 2009
Sonderpreis
 

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