Diplomatie

Diplomatie

Frankreich / Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Diplomacy

In the summer of 1944, Hitler gives orders that the French capital should not fall into enemy hands, or if it does, then ‘only as a field of rubble’. The person assigned to carry out this barbaric act is Wehrmacht commander of Greater Paris, General Dietrich von Choltitz, who already has mines planted on the Eiffel Tower, in the Louvre and Notre Dame and on the bridges over the Seine. Nothing should be left as a reminder of the city’s former glory. However, at dawn on 25 August, Swedish Consul General Raoul Nordling steals into German headquarters through a secret underground tunnel and tries to persuade Choltitz to abandon his plan ...

Based on the eponymous play by Cyril Gély, Volker Schlöndorff has created a psychologically elaborate battle of words between two highly contrasting characters. While Choltitz entrenches himself behind his duty to obey unquestioningly all military orders, Nordling tries everything he can to appeal to reason and humanity and prevent the senseless destruction of Paris. The film moves back and forth between reality and fiction – for the encounter it portrays between these two men never actually took place in this way.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay:Volker Schlöndorff, Cyril Gely
Director of photography:Michel Amathieu
Editing:Virginie Bruant
Music:Jörg Lemberg
  
Cast: 
André DussollierKonsul Raoul Nordling
Niels ArestrupGeneral Dietrich von Choltitz
Burghart KlaußnerHauptmann Werner Ebernach
Robert StadloberLeutnant Bressensdorf
Charlie NelsonConcierge
Jean-Marc RoulotJacques Lanvin
Stefan WilkeningObergefreiter Mayer
Thomas ArnoldOberleutnant Hegger
Lucas PrisorSS-Offizier 1
Attila BorlanSS-Offizier 2
Claudine AcsZimmermädchen
Dominique EngelhardtSoldat Hans
Johannes KlaußnerJunger Soldat (18 Jahre)
Charles MorillonWache Vorzimmmer
Jochen HageleGefolge-Soldat
Jean-Cyril DurieuxGefolge-Soldat
Tristan RobinDankwart Von Arnim
Paula BeerIngrid (Szenen entfernt)
  
Production company:Film Oblige Sarl. (Paris), Gaumont International S.A. (Neuilly), Blueprint Film GmbH (München)
Producer:Marc de Bayser, Frank Le Wita, Sidonie Dumas, Francis Boespflug

All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Assistant director:Olivier Coutard
Screenplay:Volker Schlöndorff, Cyril Gely
Adaptation:Volker Schlöndorff, Cyril Gely
Dialogue:Volker Schlöndorff, Cyril Gely
based on:Cyril Gely (Bühnenstück)
Director of photography:Michel Amathieu
Production design:Jacques Rouxel
Make-up artist:Magali Ohlmann
Costume design:Mirjam Muschel
Editing:Virginie Bruant
Sound:Philippe Garnier, Olivier Dô Hùu
Music:Jörg Lemberg
  
Cast: 
André DussollierKonsul Raoul Nordling
Niels ArestrupGeneral Dietrich von Choltitz
Burghart KlaußnerHauptmann Werner Ebernach
Robert StadloberLeutnant Bressensdorf
Charlie NelsonConcierge
Jean-Marc RoulotJacques Lanvin
Stefan WilkeningObergefreiter Mayer
Thomas ArnoldOberleutnant Hegger
Lucas PrisorSS-Offizier 1
Attila BorlanSS-Offizier 2
Claudine AcsZimmermädchen
Dominique EngelhardtSoldat Hans
Johannes KlaußnerJunger Soldat (18 Jahre)
Charles MorillonWache Vorzimmmer
Jochen HageleGefolge-Soldat
Jean-Cyril DurieuxGefolge-Soldat
Tristan RobinDankwart Von Arnim
Paula BeerIngrid (Szenen entfernt)
  
Production company:Film Oblige Sarl. (Paris), Gaumont International S.A. (Neuilly), Blueprint Film GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Arte France Cinéma (Paris), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden)
in association with:Arte France (Issy Les Moulineaux), Canal + (Paris), Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Marc de Bayser, Frank Le Wita, Sidonie Dumas, Francis Boespflug
Co-Producer:Amelie Latscha, Felix Moeller
Producer (TV):Michael André
Unit production manager:Jean-Christophe Cardineau, Hartwig König
Shoot:19.08.2013-21.09.2013: Paris
Original distributor:Koch Media Deutschland GmbH (Planegg)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutsch-Französisches Filmabkommen (DE FR), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Région Ile-de-France (Paris), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), Angoa-Agicoa (Paris), Procirep (Paris)
Length:84 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.07.2014, 145254, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special Gala;
Kinostart (DE): 28.08.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Diplomatie

Versions

Original

Length:84 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 10.07.2014, 145254, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special Gala;
Kinostart (DE): 28.08.2014
 

Awards

Académie des Arts et Techniques du Cinema 2015
César, Bestes adaptiertes Drehbuch
 
FBW 2014
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll