Eine andere Liga

Eine andere Liga

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

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Offside

For Hayat, a 20-year-old girl of Turkish-German background, football is the most important thing in her life. She’s the best and most spirited player on her football team. But all of a sudden she’s got other things to think about. The doctors diagnose breast cancer. The operation changes her life, but she’s a fighter and soon wants to pick up where she left off.


Hayat grew up with her father Baba Can – her mother died of cancer when Hayat was still a small child. No wonder that Baba Can is worried about his daughter. He forbids her to overdo and most of all to play football, and cancels her membership in the team. But he hasn’t reckoned with the tenacity of his daughter. Behind his back she joins up with ragtag bunch of social misfits who make up the Hamburg woman’s football team FC Schanze.

Soon the girls are swept along by her courage and enthusiasm. Not only the team, but above all the trainer Toni is impressed by her. But he can’t seem to understand why his attempts to flirt with her are nipped in the bud. Hayat is no less attracted to him, but for obvious reasons, she feels completely insecure. Should she confide her secret to him? How will he react when she tells him about the operation?

"Offside", the director explains, is "not a story about an illness, but rather deals with finding a way back into life. In this extreme situation football becomes literally a game of life or death for my protagonist, because sports help her to accept her body anew."

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Buket Alakuş
Screenplay:Buket Alakuş, Jan Berger
Director of photography:Bella Halben
Editing:Andreas Radtke
Music:Ali N. Askin
  
Cast: 
Karoline HerfurthHayat
Ken DukenTrainer Toni
Thierry van WervekeVater Baba Can
Zarah McKenzieAli
Nursel KöseChefin
Verena WolfienSilke
Charlotte CromeTrainerin
Katrin PollittÄrztin
Aziza YildirimSpielerin Fatos
Andrea Paula PaulSpielerin Biggi
Nneka EgbunaSpielerin Viva
Nikola KastnerSpielerin Susan
Ruth WeyandSpielerin Babs
Cecile DeckerSpielerin Maja
Sung-Hee SonSpielerin Nana
Jana NietnerSpielerin Momo
Claudia DetloffSpielerin Alex
  
Production company:Wüste Filmproduktion (Hamburg)
Producer:Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert

All Credits

Director:Buket Alakuş
Assistant director:Karen Brunnbauer
Screenplay:Buket Alakuş, Jan Berger
Director of photography:Bella Halben
Assistant camera:Enno Grabenhorst, Daniel Leibold
Still photography:Nicole Manthey
Lighting design:Klaus Pahl
Production design:Iris Trescher-Lorenz
Prop master:Endres Löber, Britta Leiter
Make-up artist:Kathi Kullack, Samira Ghassabeh
Costume design:Katrin Aschendorf, Rike Russig
Editing:Andreas Radtke
Assistant editor:Jessica Ehlebracht
Sound design:Andreas Henke
Sound:Corinna Zink, Michael Kunz
Sound assistant:Gavin M. Weiß
Audio mixing:Sascha Heiny
Special effects:Endres Löber
Stunts:Emanuel Bettencourt
Casting:Deborah Congia
Music:Ali N. Askin
Music (other):Jan Köpke (Musik-Beratung), Christoph Wieland (Musik-Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Karoline HerfurthHayat
Ken DukenTrainer Toni
Thierry van WervekeVater Baba Can
Zarah McKenzieAli
Nursel KöseChefin
Verena WolfienSilke
Charlotte CromeTrainerin
Katrin PollittÄrztin
Aziza YildirimSpielerin Fatos
Andrea Paula PaulSpielerin Biggi
Nneka EgbunaSpielerin Viva
Nikola KastnerSpielerin Susan
Ruth WeyandSpielerin Babs
Cecile DeckerSpielerin Maja
Sung-Hee SonSpielerin Nana
Jana NietnerSpielerin Momo
Claudia DetloffSpielerin Alex
  
Production company:Wüste Filmproduktion (Hamburg)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
manufactured by:brave new work Filmproduktions GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Ralph Schwingel, Stefan Schubert
Producer (TV):Burkhard Althoff
Line producer:Mohammad Farokhmanesh
Producer:Björn Vosgerau
Unit production manager:Christian Vennefrohne
Location manager:Anke Homburg
Shoot:23.04.2004-01.06.2004: Hamburg
Original distributor:Timebandits Films GmbH (Potsdam)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden)
Length:2813 m, 103 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 20.09.2005, 103752, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 19.01.2005, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart: 26.01.2006;
TV-Erstsendung: 26.01.2007, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Eine andere Liga
Arbeitstitel (DE) Abseits
Arbeitstitel (DE) Ofsayt - Abseits

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Original

Length:2813 m, 103 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 20.09.2005, 103752, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 19.01.2005, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis;
Kinostart: 26.01.2006;
TV-Erstsendung: 26.01.2007, Arte
 

Awards

2008
Adolf-Grimme-Preis
 

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