Die weisse Massai

Die weisse Massai

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The White Masai

A beautiful love story about a white woman who gives up everything to share her life with a black Masai warrior in the Kenyian bush land.

Together with her husband, Carola planned to spend two weeks on the white beaches of Kenya. But when she meets Lemalian, a Masai warrior in his traditional costume, hairstyle and hand-made jewellery, she splits up with her husband and decides to stay with Lemalian for good. The young woman overcomes all bureaucratic obstacles and marries the illiterate man. Although they can hardly communicate, the formerly successful Swiss business woman and the Masai warrior live in the bush with his tribe. Although she suffers from hepatitis and malaria, Carola tries to adapt to the new conditions of life. She buys a car and runs a grocery store in order to make life a little easier for the people in the bush. And she gives birth to a daughter, but Carola′s and Lemalian′s relationship becomes increasingly difficult.

Her husband is extremely jealous; he becomes aggressive, humiliates her and watches over every step she takes. Carola finally understands that their great love has died. Her instinct for self preservation becomes stronger than her feelings for Lemalian: Together with her daughter she leaves for a vacation in Switzerland, never to come back...
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Director:Hermine Huntgeburth
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Screenplay:Johannes W. Betz
Adaptation:Hermine Huntgeburth, Günter Rohrbach
based on:Corinne Hofmann (Autobiografisches Buch)
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Assistant camera:Christian Nils Dlusztus
Steadycam operator:Donat Schilling
Production design:Uwe Szielasko, Susann Bieling
Prop master:Babett Pönisch
Title:Lutz Lemke
Make-up artist:Sabine Hehnen-Wild, Gregor Eckstein
Costume design:Maria Dimler
Editing:Eva Schnare
Assistant editor:Markus Herm
Sound editor:Stefan Busch, Nico Krebs, André Bendocchi-Alves (Dialoge), Claudia Enzmann (Dialoge)
Foley editor:Lisa Geffken-Reinhard
Sound design:Stefan Busch
Sound:Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker
Foley artist:Philipp Sellier
Audio mixing:Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker, Martin Steyer
Casting:An Dorthe Braker, Jorgelina Depetris Pochintesta
Music:Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Nina HossCarola
Jacky IdoLemalian
Katja FlintElisabeth
Nino PreslerPater Bernardo
Janek RiekeStefan
Helen Namaso LenamarkenLemalians Mutter
Nicolas SironkaMini-Chief
Damaris Itenyo AgweyuAsma
Barbara M. AhrenCarolas Mutter
Robert DölleFrank
Barbara HerschbachJenny
Morgan LematampashTom
Kiriniyaga LenamatiyoJohn
Christine NamkunySaguna
John ErickMike
Charles Magati OngeriMoses
Maya Akinyi SpybeySarai
Christopher OkindaBeamter am Infoschalter
Paul RamtuBeamter Maralal
Tony RimwaBusfahrer
Claire RussellFlughafen-Hostess
  
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in association with:Avista Film Herbert Rimbach (München)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach
Line producer:Jürgen Tröster, Bernhard Thür
Location manager:Mark Nolting
Production assistant:Jasmina Majid
Production coordinator:Julia Schulze, Cornelia Popp
Shoot:08.2004-: Kenia, München
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Bayerischer Bankenfonds (BBF) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3594 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.07.2005, 102913, ab 12 Jahren / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 09.09.2005, München, MaxX;
Kinostart (DE): 15.09.2005

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die weisse Massai

Versions

Original

Length:3594 m, 131 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.07.2005, 102913, ab 12 Jahren / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 09.09.2005, München, MaxX;
Kinostart (DE): 15.09.2005
 

Awards

FBW 2005
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2005
Darstellerpreis, Beste Darstellerin
 

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