Die zweite Frau

Die zweite Frau

Deutschland 2007/2008, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt


My Mother, my Bride and I
Of course it′s crazy: going to Bucharest to meet prospective wives chosen from a catalogue. But it′s OK with Erwin, in his early 40s, who knows little of life and even less of women. Up to now, the only woman in his life has been his mother. In the day, he runs the family gas station with her. In the evening, he watches TV with her. Life in the sticks doesn′t offer much more. A wife is what he needs! But Erwin is momma′s boy, and she isn′t into sharing. This becomes distressingly clear to Irina, the shy young woman Erwin brings back from Bucharest with him. He has three weeks to decide whether he wants to "keep" her. As his mother sharpens her claws, Irina metamorphoses from gray mouse to enterprising, life-loving dynamo. She opens up a bar at the gas station, bringing color and life to the drab mother-son couple. It′s a bit too much for Erwin, who has trouble coping with Irina′s inexplicable moods and demands, her sexuality, her womanhood. And when his mother dies, Erwin realizes how helpless and alone he is. He needs Irina more than ever. The only problem is, she′s gone back to Romania...

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Hans Steinbichler
Assistant director:Nicole Front
Script supervisor:Patricia Leray
Screenplay:Robert Seethaler
Director of photography:Christian Rein
Assistant camera:Christian Nils Dlusztus
2nd Camera unit:Niv Abootalebi
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert
Lighting design:Fabian Rösler
Set design:Andrea Douglas (Szenenbild)
Property master:Heike Heisig
Stand-by props:Joachim Keppler
Construction manager:Christian Pappenberger
Make-up artist:Veronika Tober, Maxie Piper
Costume design:Katharina Ost
Editing:Christian Lonk
Sound:Marc Parisotto (Deutschland), Peter Schumacher (Rumänien)
Sound assistant:Hans-Jörg Bramm
Foley artist:Dieter Hebben
Audio mixing:Lothar Segeler, Marcel Schleibaum
Casting:Nina Haun
Music:Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz
  
Cast: 
Matthias BrandtErwin Kobarek
Monica BleibtreuMutter Kobarek
Maria PopistasuIrina
Sven PippigKarl
Maia Morgenstern
Selena Alexandru
Markus Böker
Maximilian Löwenstein
Gabriel Raab
  
Production company:sperl + schott filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in association with:EOS Entertainment GmbH (Oberhaching)
Commissioned by:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden) (in Zusammenarbeit)
Producer:Dr. Gabriela Sperl
Producer (TV):Michael André, Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Producer:Annalena Köhler
Unit production manager:Susanne Hoenisch
Location manager:Jutta Schornstein, Christian Patrick Doetsch (Set)
Shoot:14.06.2007-22.07.2007: Eppishausen (Allgäu), München, Bukarest
Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.06.2008, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 21.11.2008, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die zweite Frau
Arbeitstitel (DE) Der Zierfisch

Versions

Original

Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 27.06.2008, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 21.11.2008, Arte
 

Awards

2009
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Darsteller
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Regie
 

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