Ein Freund von mir

Ein Freund von mir

Deutschland 2004-2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A Friend Of Mine

Karl and Hans could hardly be more different. Karl is a young, introverted mathematician who is on his way to becoming the star of an insurance agency. Success seems to fall into his lap; he′s earning good money, has a super flat. The only thing is that he doesn′t seem to care about anything; he has never felt what it is to be happy. His boss desperately tries to get some reaction out of him and sends him off to estimate the risk factor in the tricky rental car business. Karl gets himself a job with a car rental in order to secretly observe the situation. There he meets Hans. Bubbling over with energy and drive, Hans takes Karl into his own world, a world of fast cars, fun and friendships, and the world of Stelle, his princess, the girl he loves and wants to marry. When Hans gets Karl to go on a wild car chase completely naked in two Porsches, Karl finally feel something like happiness and a real friendship with Hans. But he also feels something like love, because he′s never met a woman like Stelle before. Just when Karl is beginning to experience life and happiness for the first time, his friendship with Hans is put to a severe test …


Director Sebastian Schipper′s collaboration with co-producer Tom Tykwer goes back to Tykwer′s "Wintersleepeers" and "Run, Lola run" in which Schipper participated as an actor. Tykwer then produced Schipper′s first feature film "Absolute Giganten", which, like the comedy "A Friend of mine", is about male friendships.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Sebastian Schipper
Assistant director:Scott Kirby
Screenplay:Sebastian Schipper
Director of photography:Oliver Bokelberg
Assistant camera:Thomas Antoszczyk
2nd Camera unit:Ergun Cankaya
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Set design:Andrea Kessler (Szenenbild), Thorsten Sabel (Art Director)
Prop master:Hanna Solms
Property master:Petra Klimek, Julia Breitenkamp (Assistenz)
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer
Costume design:Anette Guther, Charlotte Sawatzki
Editing:Jeffrey Marc Harkavy
Assistant editor:Babette Rosenbaum, Eva Knopf
Sound editor:Fabian Schmidt (Dialoge), Kai Tebbel (Dialoge)
Sound design:Frank Kruse
Sound:Erik Seifert
Sound assistant:Marc Seifert, Björn Marsen
Foley artist:Joern Poetzl, Carsten Richter, Philipp Sellier, Hanse Warns
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert, Stefan Soltau, Marcus Sujata (Sprachsynchron-Mischung )
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer
Music:Gravenhurst, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Daniel BrühlKarl
Jürgen VogelHans
Sabine TimoteoStelle
Peter KurthFernandez
Michael WittenbornNaumann
Oktay ÖzdemirTheo
Steffen GrothFrank
Jan Ole GersterCornelius
Jens MünchowManager in Hamburg
Alexander SpeckSchwedtmann
Alessandro De Tullio"Boris Lepowski"
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Film1 GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
in association with:Telepool Europäisches Fernsehprogrammkontor GmbH (München)
Producer:Maria Köpf, Tom Tykwer
Executive producer:Sebastian Zühr
Line producer:Marcos Kantis
Unit production manager:Arno Neubauer
Location manager:Gernot Valendzik
Shoot:02.11.2004-21.12.2004: Düsseldorf, Hamburg
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:2289 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, Cinemascope
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 14.07.2006, 106814, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.10.2006, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
Aufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - German Cinema

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Ein Freund von mir

Versions

Original

Length:2289 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, Cinemascope
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 14.07.2006, 106814, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.10.2006, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
Aufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - German Cinema