Eden

Eden

Deutschland / Schweiz 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Eden

Overweight, eccentric master chef Gregor runs a small private restaurant in a once fashionable health resort in the Black Forest, where he celebrates his brand of "cucina erotica" with an exclusive group of gourmets. At a café in town he meets the married waitress Eden, who has a little daughter, Leonie, with Down’s syndrome. For Leonie’s fifth birthday Gregor bakes a cake decorated with his homemade chocolates. The taste of the chocolates sends Leonie into rapture, and they have the same effect on Eden.


Overwhelmed, she shows up unannounced at Gregor’s house one evening; in a veritable frenzy she devours everything in sight and runs off without a word. They soon overcome their diffidence and begin to meet regularly in Gregor’s kitchen, where Eden delves into Gregor’s sensuous world of savouriness. Their platonic gourmet meetings jolt both Eden and Gregor out of their humdrum lives, and Eden’s marriage blossoms as a result.

But nothing remains a secret for long in their town, and after Eden’s husband Xaver experiences the "cucina erotica" for himself, he is forced to take action or else lose his wife.

"The woman’s hair and clothes are a mess, her marriage tedious. The chef is fat and asexual, but a genius in the kitchen," says director Michael Hofmann. "One time she lets him hold her hand. Nothing else happens. But this seeming ′nothing′ is enough to destroy the existence of everyone involved – and will even cost a life. ′Eden′ is a film about the power of love."

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Michael Hofmann
Assistant director:Florian Michel, Ruth Benner
Script supervisor:Barbara Krieger, Frédéric Moriette
Screenplay:Michael Hofmann
Director of photography:Jutta Pohlmann
Lighting design:André Pinkus
Production design:Jörg Prinz
Title:Stephan Haase
Make-up artist:Kathi Kullack, Jeanette Kellermann
Costume design:Carol Luchetta
Editing:Bernhard Wießner, Isabel Meier
Sound design:Ansgar Frerich, Florian Beck
Sound:Ruedi Guyer
Audio mixing:Florian Beck, Bruno Nellessen
Special effects:Markus Geiger
Casting:Sigrid Emmerich, Ruth Hirschfeld
Music:Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
  
Cast: 
Josef OstendorfGregor Barbier
Charlotte RocheEden Drebb
Devid StriesowXaver Drebb
Max RüdlingerLudwig
Leonie SteppLeonie Drebb
Manfred ZapatkaVater Drebb
Hildegard KuhlenbergMutter Drebb
Roeland WiesnekkerFrank
Pascal UlliToni
Wioletta BreskicMutter Barbier
Uta ZechEdens Kollegin
Elfriede IrrallNachbarin
Jean-Pierre CornuRestaurantkritiker
  
Production company:Gambit Film & Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:C-Films AG (Zürich), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Schweizer Fernsehen für die deutsche und rätoromanische Schweiz (SF DRS) (Zürich), Teleclub AG (Zürich)
Producer:Michael Jungfleisch, Robert Geisler
Co-Producer:Peter Reichenbach, Andi Huber, Frank Evers, Christian Colmorgen
Producer (TV):Ulli Herrmann (Südwestrundfunk [SWR]), Claudia Simionescu (Bayerischer Rundfunk [BR]), Lilian Räber (Schweizer Fernsehen [SF])
Line producer:Robert Geisler
Location manager:Solveig Jork
Production coordinator:Katja Roesch
Shoot:09.2003-10.2004: Bad Herrenalb und Umgebung (Baden-Württemberg)
Original distributor:Pandora Film GmbH & Co. Verleih KG (Aschaffenburg)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Bundesamt für Kultur des Eidgenössischen Department des Innern (EDI) (Bern)
Length:2838 m, 104 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 03.08.2006, 106995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 01.2006, Rotterdam, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 16.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - German Cinema;
Kinostart (DE): 23.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 06.01.2009, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Eden

Versions

Original

Length:2838 m, 104 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 03.08.2006, 106995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 01.2006, Rotterdam, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 16.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - German Cinema;
Kinostart (DE): 23.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 06.01.2009, Arte
 

Awards

IFF Rotterdam 2006
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