Fado

Fado

Deutschland / Portugal 2014-2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

When the young doctor Fabian (33) sees an uncanny resemblance in the face of a dying patient, he snaps out of his rut. On a whim, he leaves Berlin and travels to Lisbon, where his ex-girlfriend Doro (31) works as an architect. Doro is surprised by his sudden appearance and struggles with her feelings. The two of them had a very intimate, but also painful relationship together. Fabian fights for Doro. He wants to show her that he has learned from his mistakes and is serious about getting her back. He finds an apartment in Lisbon, starts taking Portuguese lessons and even quits his job in Berlin so he can start a new life with her. Fabian seems to enjoy life more than ever and, unlike in the past, he is able to keep his jealousy under control. Doro falls in love with Fabian all over again.

However, after their first night back together, Fabian’s fears and anxieties come back to haunt him. Fabian feels threatened by Doro’s close friendship with her charismatic colleague, Francisco (36). Fabian tries to suppress his ever-growing jealousy, but he fails to hide it from Doro and eventually returns to his old ways. In fear of being hurt by Fabian again, she gradually drifts away from him.

During a trip to the Atlantic coast, the tension between Doro and Fabian escalates, and the couple is driven apart. When Fabian finally realizes that he must let go of Doro to conquer his fears, he makes a discovery that launches him into a full-blown nightmare.

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Credits

Director:Jonas Rothlaender
Screenplay:Jonas Rothlaender, Sebastian Bleyl
Director of photography:Alexander Haßkerl
Editing:Dietmar Kraus
  
Cast: 
Golo EulerFabian
Luise HeyerDoro
Albano JerónimoFrancisco
Pirjo LonkaAnita
Duarte GriloNuno
Isabel AbreuMaria
Susana BorgesPatricia Saramago
Rui MorrisonRicardo Costa
  
Production company:StickUp Filmproduktion Gbr (Berlin)
Producer:Luis Singer, Dennis Schanz, Ole Lohmann

All Credits

Director:Jonas Rothlaender
Screenplay:Jonas Rothlaender, Sebastian Bleyl
Director of photography:Alexander Haßkerl
Set design:Raquel Santos, Marta do Vale, Celeste Lopes Alves, Ricarda Schwarz
Make-up artist:Ria Weber
Costume design:Dorothee Bach
Editing:Dietmar Kraus
Sound design:Julian Cropp
Sound:Johannes Kaschek
  
Cast: 
Golo EulerFabian
Luise HeyerDoro
Albano JerónimoFrancisco
Pirjo LonkaAnita
Duarte GriloNuno
Isabel AbreuMaria
Susana BorgesPatricia Saramago
Rui MorrisonRicardo Costa
  
Production company:StickUp Filmproduktion Gbr (Berlin)
in co-production with:Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH (dffb) (Berlin), Leuchtstoff (RBB/MBB) (Berlin), Primeira Idade (PT), Atara Film (Berlin)
Producer:Luis Singer, Dennis Schanz, Ole Lohmann
Co-Producer:Joana Gusmão, Pedro Fernandes Duarte, Robert Morgenstern, Alexander Haßkerl
Producer:Tara Jasmin Biere
Line producer:Andreas Louis
Unit production manager:Diogo Varela Silva, Raquel de Silva
Shoot:15.12.2014-09.03.2015: Berlin, Lissabon
Original distributor:missingFILMs (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:101 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.02.2016, 157758, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.01.2016, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 01.09.2016

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Fado

Versions

Original

Length:101 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 10.02.2016, 157758, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 21.01.2016, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 01.09.2016
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2017
Bestes Spielfilmdebüt
 
FIRST STEPS Awards 2016
NO FEAR Award für Nachwuchsproduzenten
 
Achtung Berlin 2016
Beste Regie
Exberliner Award
 
Max-Ophüls-Preis 2016
Filmpreis der saarländischen Ministerpräsidentin
 
Sehsüchte Film Festival 2016
Bester Spielfilm, Langfilm