Puppe, Icke & der Dicke

Puppe, Icke & der Dicke

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Doll, the Fatso & Me

Europe is a young French woman living in Paris. She is full of joie de vivre and beautiful. She has also just found out that she's pregnant – by Matthias, who is from Berlin. It was a wonderfully romantic one night stand and all she has to show for it is a Polaroid photo of herself and Matthias. That and the pregnancy, of course! So Europe calls her best friend Eva and they both head off for the German capital. She dreams of finding Matthias and making him happy. Europe is blind. But that shouldn't pose a problem, should it?

Bomber is 28, short, very short, a dwarf in fact, and an unpolished Berlin original. He's one of life's artists, in that his art consists of getting through life. When he is sacked from his lousily paid job as a courier, he decides to take his last delivery to Paris, but not deliver it to the customer! Bomber plans to offload the package to an ominous business partner instead. And so it comes to the inevitable: Bomber is totally ripped off and his journey ends with him drowning his sorrows, his pockets empty, at a Paris kiosk.

Bruno is a giant of a man who prefers to keep to himself. He's also a mute. His main occupation happens to be this very kiosk. He has also only very recently come out of the hospital. Nothing serious, of course.

So Bruno helps the small, swearing man – and takes Bomber home to his flat. Nothing breaks down language barriers like beer. Bruno is even able to persuade Bomber to take him to Berlin. The next day, this extremely odd couple sets out on their way.

En route, the mute giant encounters the now abandoned Europe at a petrol station. The duo becomes a trio on a dynamic journey with slight communication problems, initial confusion and many open questions. But as with so many journeys, it's the getting there that counts and, on this comedic road trip, being a dwarf, deaf, dumb and blind don't have to get in the way of having a good time in life.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Felix Stienz
Assistant director:Franziska Preuß
Screenplay:Felix Stienz
Director of photography:Markus Förderer, Lynne Linder
Assistant camera:Oliver Schill
Clapper loader:Sebastian Natto
Still photography:Stefan Höderath
Lighting design:Fabian Zenker
Production design:Michał Galinski
Make-up artist:Anke Thot, Sara Lichtsteiner
Costume design:Sandra Fuhr
Costumes:Nina Trautmann
Editing:Felix Stienz
Sound design:Markus Moser
Sound:Magnus Pflüger
Sound assistant:Daniel Werninger
Audio mixing:Markus Moser
Music:Mareike Hube, Fabian Nervous Zenker
  
Cast: 
Tobi B.Bomber
Stephanie CapetanidesEurope
Matthias ScheuringBruno
Vivien BullertVivien
Matthias HinzMatthias
Maluse KonradBetty B.
Nadia KiboutEva
Karoline SchuchFahrerin
Yann GrouhelIvo
Axel HartwigKnarcksen
Alice DwyerKellnerin
Mark AuerbachBeifahrer
Till ButterbachRestaurantgast
Christoph HumnigRestaurantgast
Heiko PinkowskiMitarbeiter Müllentsorgung
Ulrike SchirmImbissverkäuferin
Jasin Challah
Nora Rim Abdel-Maksoud
  
Production company:strangenough pictures (Berlin), One Two Films GmbH (Berlin/Bremen)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz) (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)
Producer:Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske, Marcus Forchner, Felix Stienz
Producer (TV):Jörg Schneider
Line producer:Jamila Wenske
Unit production manager:Marcus Forchner
Location manager:Liesa Rademacher
Shoot:23.05.2011-24.06.2011: Berlin, Bremen, Strasbourg, Offenburg
Original distributor:drei-freunde Filmproduktions- und Verleihgesellschaft mbH & Co. KG (Rudersberg)
Funding:nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:90 min
Format:35mm, 1.1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.05.2012, 133164, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2012, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 22.11.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Puppe, Icke & der Dicke
Schreibvariante (DE) Europe und Bomber
Schreibvariante (DE) Puppe, Icke und der Dicke
Arbeitstitel (DE) Europe & Bomber

Versions

Original

Length:90 min
Format:35mm, 1.1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.05.2012, 133164, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2012, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 22.11.2012
 

Awards

Grenzland-Filmtage Selb 2012
Nachwuchsförderpreis
 
Max Ophüls Preis 2012
Publikumspreis