Die Überlebenden

Die Überlebenden

Deutschland 1994-1996, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The Survivors

High school reunion, graduation class of ′79: we meet again after 16 years. Three of us are missing: they have committed suicide in the intervening years. Shortly after graduation - 1979: Thilo, a rebel, ready to charge ahead. He wants to be a musician. Thilo breaks free and disappears to France with a buddy.

They end up in jail. A turning point? Rudi, son of a greengrocer. Rudi is popular, a sweet guy. He graduates with an "A" average. He goes to Scotland and works as an assistant at a College. He has never felt better. After one year he returns to Stuttgart. Something is wrong with him. Three weeks later he is dead. Thilman: he played music with Thilo. He leaves high school after 11th grade, begins an apprenticeship as a metalworker. He moves to Berlin to avoid the military draft. Thilo visits him there. He has few friends. One morning, he goes into a garage, closes the gate and turns on the motor. When Tilman dies, Thilo reports himself to the police. But nobody believes him. Two years later, Thilo also goes into a garage. What emerges is the portrait of a whole generation, one that has fallen through the grid of history.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Andres Veiel
Screenplay:Andres Veiel
Interviews:Andres Veiel
Director of photography:Lutz Reitemeier
Editing:Bernd Euscher
Sound:Paul Oberle
Participation:Helmut Günther, Georg Hummler, Veit Göller, Gudrun Göhlich, Amanda Kramer, Rose Mattenklott, Britta Mattenklott, Klaus Gergs, Hella Schmidt, Susan Motion, Bruno Jaschke, Doris Jung, Ina Kattwinkel, Herr Hofrichter, Frau Hofrichter, Martin Hofrichter
Production company:Journal-Film Klaus Volkenborn KG (Berlin), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Klaus Volkenborn
Producer (TV):Siegfried Kienzle
Location manager:Anette Hoff, Michael Zinnäcker (Assistenz)
Shoot:05.1994-04.1995: Stuttgart, Heidelberg, Freiburg, Frankfurt am Main, München, Ulm, Tübingen, Wiesloch
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart) (auch Vertriebsförderung), Hamburger Filmbüro (Hamburg) (auch Vertriebsförderung), Filmförderung Brandenburg, Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI), Bonn
Length:2517 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.04.1996, 75038, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 08.12.1997, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die Überlebenden
Weiterer Titel (DE) The Survivors

Versions

Original

Length:2517 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.04.1996, 75038, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 08.12.1997, ZDF
 

Awards

Adolf-Grimme-Preis 1995
Adolf-Grimme-Preis