Es war einmal in Deutschland...

Es war einmal in Deutschland...

Deutschland / Belgien / Luxemburg 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Bye Bye Germany

Frankfurt, 1946. Jewish merchant David is trying to set up a business with friends who, like himself, narrowly escaped death. He wants to resume the traditional linen trade of his family who were all murdered in the Holocaust. He and his other self-appointed salesmen are making their way from door to door, using the most absurd of ploys to gain entrance and offer German housewives their finest bed linen. Their experiences provide a picture of the immediate post-war period from a Jewish perspective.

Sam Gabarski adopts the same dryly humorous tone that is to be found in Michel Bergmann's 'Teilacher' trilogy on which this film is based. Major questions are dealt with in an ostensibly casual manner: should the survivors remain in the country of their persecutors that was once their home? Or should they use the cash they have made to emigrate as quickly as possible? David – who, thanks to his talent for comedy, survived the Holocaust by entertaining the Nazis with revues – is faced with an entirely different set of questions as special agent Sarah Simon investigates his past. She wants to know why he has two passports, and what he was doing visiting Adolf Hitler at Obersalzberg.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Sam Garbarski
Assistant director:Jim Probyn
Screenplay:Michel Bergmann, Sam Garbarski
based on:Michel Bergmann (Romane "Die Teilacher" und "Machloikes")
Director of photography:Virginie Saint-Martin
Production design:Véronique Sacrez
Make-up artist:Claudine Moureaud
Costume design:Nathalie Leborgne
Editing:Peter R. Adam
Sound design:François Dumont
Sound:Carlo Thoss
Casting:Heta Mantscheff
Music:Renaud García-Fons
  
Cast: 
Moritz BleibtreuDavid Bergmann
Antje TraueSara Simon
Mark IvanirHolzmann
Tim SeyfiFajnbrot
Hans LöwVerständig
Anatole TaubmanFränkel
Pál MácsaiSzoros
Václav JakoubekKrautberg
Tania GarbarskiFrau Sonia
Joel BasmanLubliner
Joachim Paul AssböckKleinschmitt
Fabienne Elaine HollwegeFrau Geder
Christian KmiotekOtte
Anna KönigFanny Huber
Bettina StuckyFrau Hentrich
Jeanne WernerElsa
Oleg TikhomirovSS-Schaarführer
Frank Michael KöbeSchmidt
André JungHerr Schütz
Jeffrey MittlemanSergeant Harry Ledermann
Heike Hanold-LynchGerda Schütz
  
Production company:IGC Films (Berlin), Samsa Film S.a.r.l. (Bertrange), Entre Chien et Loup (Brüssel)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Jani Thiltges, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad, Sébastien Delloye
Producer (TV):Gabriele Heuser (ZDF)
Unit production manager:Brigitte Kerger-Santos
Shoot:02.05.2016-: Görlitz, Gera, Saalfeld, Weißenfels
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:102 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.03.2017, 166303, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 06.04.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Es war einmal in Deutschland...
Arbeitstitel Auf Wiedersehen, Deutschland
Weiterer Titel (DE) Es war einmal in Deutschland - Die Teilacher

Versions

Original

Length:102 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.03.2017, 166303, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 06.04.2017
 

Awards

FBW 2017
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll