Endstation: Tanke

Endstation: Tanke

Deutschland 2001, Spielfilm

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The Middle of Nowhere

The searing heat of summer isn′t the only thing that dominates this film. It′s also the melancholy of the provinces, so spare in its spoken words. Marek, a petty thief on the run, and Heinrich, a callous financial advisor, meet up one hot day.

Each is unaware that fate awaits them at a forlorn filling station in the countryside of reunited East-Germany. There, in the tiny town of Friedfelde, is where Margot lives and works as a filling station attendant, despite her disability ever since a reckless car accident. Margot daydreams of a better life which could come true if she could only win the prize money for the crossword puzzles she fanatically solves every day - without ever posting them. Marek, who has stolen Heinrich′s car, blows into Friedfelde, a village of 238 souls, and passes himself off as a financial whiz kid. Unwittingly, he stumbles into the pent up anger of the community who thinks that he is the man who not only stole their money but also their pride. One beer-soaked night, the furious mob, armed with lit torches, sets out on a march with fatal consequences. The very filling station to which Marek flees for safety, surprisingly provides the setting for a tender love story, leading up to an explosive showdown.
Playing on the myth of the wild west, The Middle of Nowhere relates deep fears and suppressed emotions running riot on a single summer day somewhere in an emaciated rural district of Eastern Germany.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Nathalie Steinbart
Screenplay:Nathalie Steinbart
Director of photography:Sebastian Edschmid, Carl-F. Koschnick
Editing:Dirk Grau, Michael Baudi
  
Cast: 
Tamara SimunovicMargot
Florian PanznerMarek
Oliver BröckerKalle
Vadim GlownaNeumann
Horst-Günter MarxHeinrich E. Hertz
Hendrik ArnstErwin
Marc RichterJosche
Tobias SchenkeHajo
Ulrike BliefertFrau Schönstedt
Bernd StegemannBauer Goltz
Dagmar BienerErna Goltz
Michael SchenkLehrer Maier
Sonja KerskesBarschlampe Doris
Alice TreffWitwe Kurländer
Aykut KayacikDixi-Klo-Fahrer
  
Producer:Bernd Vorjans

All Credits

Director:Nathalie Steinbart
Assistant director:Mehdi Nebbou
Screenplay:Nathalie Steinbart
Director of photography:Sebastian Edschmid, Carl-F. Koschnick
Assistant camera:Jens Dittmar
Assistant camera operator:Özkan Arslan
Lighting design:André Pinkus
Gaffer:André Götzmann
Set design:Martin Schirmacher, Emanuel Schleiermacher (Szenenbild), Oliver Gemballa (Set Decorator), Felix Grimm (Set Decorator)
Make-up artist:Tanja Drewitz, Anne Rosset
Editing:Dirk Grau, Michael Baudi
Sound design:Dirk Jacob
Sound:Marc von Stürler
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Special effects:Peter Wiemker
Stunts:Piet Paes
Casting:Annette Borgmann
  
Cast: 
Tamara SimunovicMargot
Florian PanznerMarek
Oliver BröckerKalle
Vadim GlownaNeumann
Horst-Günter MarxHeinrich E. Hertz
Hendrik ArnstErwin
Marc RichterJosche
Tobias SchenkeHajo
Ulrike BliefertFrau Schönstedt
Bernd StegemannBauer Goltz
Dagmar BienerErna Goltz
Michael SchenkLehrer Maier
Sonja KerskesBarschlampe Doris
Alice TreffWitwe Kurländer
Aykut KayacikDixi-Klo-Fahrer
  
in co-production with:Cine-Image, München, Linda Film (München), Tellux-Film GmbH Dresden (Dresden)
in association with:Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH (dffb) (Berlin), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig)
Producer:Bernd Vorjans
Co-Producer:Georg Stingl, Horst Knechtel, Curt Linda
Producer:Pit Riethmüller
Unit production manager:Régine Provvédi
Location manager:Sven Paul
Production assistant:Sabine Vollmer
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden)
Length:2291 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.06.2001, 87913, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 14.11.2002, ARD

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Originaltitel (DE) Endstation: Tanke

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Original

Length:2291 m, 84 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.06.2001, 87913, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:TV-Erstsendung (DE): 14.11.2002, ARD
 

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