Effi Briest

Effi Briest

Deutschland 2007-2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Following her parents' wishes, spirited seventeen-year-old Effi Briest marries Baron von Innstetten – a former admirer of her mother – who is twenty years Effi's senior. This marriage of prudence heralds the beginning of a humdrum life, far from home, for Effi. Innstetten devotes himself entirely to his political career, and the sleepy small town of Kessin has very little to offer in terms of variety. But then, one day, Innstetten's old regimental comrade, Major Crampas – a charming womanizer – arrives on the scene. Effi begins a passionate affair with him and, for the first time, discovers the meaning of love. Years later, when Baron Innstetten hears of their now bygone affair, he challenges Major Crampas to a duel: "I love my wife. Yes, it may seem strange, but I still love her. – But if you hold true to such things and tell me that you love this wife so much that you can forgive everything, I must ask you: do we have to go through with this? – In spite of this, we must. We are not mere individuals. We belong to the whole. And it is our duty to defer to the whole." Crampas dies in the duel. In a departure from Fontane's version, Effi decides that the only thing to do is to begin a new life …

Published in 1895, Theodor Fontane's marvellous tale of love and adultery was to mark his breakthrough as a novelist. In her screen adaptation, director Hermine Huntgeburth reinterprets this classic work for a modern audience. "Effi Briest" refracts the charm of a period drama through a modern consciousness in order to depict a young woman′s bid for emancipation.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Hermine Huntgeburth
Screenplay:Volker Einrauch
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Editing:Eva Schnare
  
Cast: 
Julia JentschEffi von Briest
Sebastian KochGeert von Instetten
Mišel MatičevićMajor von Crampas
Barbara AuerJohanna
Margarita BroichRoswitha
Rüdiger VoglerHerr Gieshübler
Juliane KöhlerMutter Luise von Briest
Thomas ThiemeHerr von Briest
André M. HennickeWüllersdorf
Thilo WedellDiener Wilke
Heike WarmuthHulda
Mirko LangDagobert von Briest
Carina WieseFrau von Crampas
Sunnyi MellesSidonie von Rasenapp
Arndt Schwering-SohnreyPaukas
Petra-Maria CamminFrau Niemeyer
Peter MikluszOfficer
  
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach

All Credits

Director:Hermine Huntgeburth
Assistant director:Hellmut Fulss
Script supervisor:Nina Kötter
Screenplay:Volker Einrauch
based on:Theodor Fontane (Roman)
Director of photography:Martin Langer
Assistant camera:Christian Nils Dlusztus, Philip Reinhold, Martin Leitsch
2nd Camera unit:Daniel Bussmann
Steadycam operator:Donat Schilling
Still photography:Kerstin Stelter
Lighting design:Christoph Nickel
Key grip:Florian Prinz
Production design:Thomas Freudenthal
Art director:Sabine Kainz
Set design:Ruth Barbara Wilbert (Set Decorator)
Property master:Desiree Peton
Stand-by props:Marco Minierski
Construction manager:Tom Mirus
Make-up artist:Sabine Hehnen-Wild, Gregor Eckstein
Costume design:Lucie Bates
Editing:Eva Schnare
Assistant editor:Janina Gerkens
Sound:Max Meindl
Sound assistant:Matthias Pamperin
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Stunt co-ordinator:Dani Stein
Casting:Simone Bär
  
Cast: 
Julia JentschEffi von Briest
Sebastian KochGeert von Instetten
Mišel MatičevićMajor von Crampas
Barbara AuerJohanna
Margarita BroichRoswitha
Rüdiger VoglerHerr Gieshübler
Juliane KöhlerMutter Luise von Briest
Thomas ThiemeHerr von Briest
André M. HennickeWüllersdorf
Thilo WedellDiener Wilke
Heike WarmuthHulda
Mirko LangDagobert von Briest
Carina WieseFrau von Crampas
Sunnyi MellesSidonie von Rasenapp
Arndt Schwering-SohnreyPaukas
Petra-Maria CamminFrau Niemeyer
Peter MikluszOfficer
  
Production company:Constantin Film Produktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach
Executive producer:Martin Moszkowicz
Line producer:Patrick Zorer
Unit production manager:Kurt Werner Krusche
Location manager:Joelle-Saba Suys, Christian Patrick Doetsch
Production coordinator:Irene Kainz
Shoot:18.09.2007-29.11.2007: Berlin und Umgebung, Polen, Lettland
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3220 m, 118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.11.2008, 116197, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Effi Briest
Arbeitstitel (DE) Effi

Versions

Original

Length:3220 m, 118 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.11.2008, 116197, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 09.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2009
 

Awards

FBW 2009
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