Erleuchtung garantiert

Erleuchtung garantiert

Deutschland 1998/1999, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Enlightenment Guaranteed

Two brothers want to get their screwed-up lives together by going to Japan for a retreat in a Zen monastery. Enroute, their midlife crisis turns into a midnight crisis when they get lost in Tokyo's neon jungle and can't find the way back to their hotel. It's down and out in Asia's brave new world. With no papers, credit cards, directions, and with no Yen in their pockets, they wander through a kaleidoscopic alien environment where the simplest everyday things become major, often comical, challenges. They have to survive by their wits and certainly never expected the Zen concept of "leaving everything behind" to be like this.

Life in the monastery is an immersion of a more subtle kind. The mundane and the sublime - where does the one stop and the other start? What does cleaning the floor have to do with cleansing your heart? Still, the enigma of enlightenment keeps them going. But although it often seems just within their grasp, it continues to elude them. And yet, even if they don't fully realize it, at the very core of their being, it's changing them ...

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Doris Dörrie
Assistant director:Ruth Stadler
Screenplay:Doris Dörrie
Script editor:Ruth Stadler
Director of photography:Hans Karl Hu
Assistant camera:Anthony Lew Shun
Camera (other):Werner Pertl (Videotechnik), Harald Brendel (MAZ-Technik)
Production design:Ruth Stadler
Set design:Bele Schneider
Prop master:Bele Schneider
Make-up artist:Evelyn Döhring
Editing:Inez Regnier, Arne Sinnwell
Assistant editor:Vera Gebhardt, Elke Hardegger
Sound design:Solveig Bores (Sound-Design)
Sound:Chris Price
Audio mixing:Max Rammler-Rogall, Murat Baskan (Foley Artist), Joern Poetzl, Stefanie Geißler (Foley Editor)
  
Cast: 
Uwe OchsenknechtUwe
Gustav-Peter WöhlerGustav
Anica DobraAnica
Ulrike KrienerUlrike
Heiner LauterbachHeiner
Petra ZieserPetra
Franz X. GernstlEhemann
Gisela GernstlEhefrau
Karl NeubertDeutscher Mönch
Jimi Blue OchsenknechtJimmy
Wilson Gonzalez OchsenknechtWilson
Leopold ZieserLeopold
Emilia ZieserEmilia
Enrico BoetcherRucksacktourist
Pierre Sanoussi-BlissUlrikes Liebhaber
ImasekiSumo-Ringer
Anthony Lew ShunAnthony
  
Production company:Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Unterföhring)
Producer:Franz X. Gernstl
Line producer:Louis Saul
Unit production manager:Karl Neubert (Japan), Traudl Fruth (Executive in charge of production)
Location manager:Heidi Knobloch (Japan), Karolina Jung-Preuss (Deutschland)
Shoot:29.10.1998-10.12.1998: Japan (Kloster), München, Frankfurt am Main
Original distributor:Constantin Film GmbH (München)
Length:2997 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.10.1999, 63351, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Festival-Aufführung (NL): 2000, Rotterdam, IFF

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Length:2997 m, 109 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Stereo Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.10.1999, 63351, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Festival-Aufführung (NL): 2000, Rotterdam, IFF