Fay Grim

Fay Grim

USA / Deutschland 2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Fay Grim is a single mother from Woolside in Queens, New York. She has her hands full trying to ensure that her 14-year-old son, Ned, will not grow up to be like his father Henry. Seven years ago, Ned’s dad accidentally killed a malicious neighbour, and is now on the run. To this day nobody knows his whereabouts. Fay’s brother Simon used to be a garbage man. Now he’s a world-famous poet serving a ten-year prison sentence he received for having helped Henry get away. In the isolation of his cell Simon has had plenty of time to think about the heady days he spent with his brother-in-law. He believes that Henry’s allegedly worthless autobiography – his "confessions" – contain encoded messages about atrocities committed at an international level during the second half of the 20th century.


The CIA informs Fay that Henry died in a hotel fire in Sweden shortly after he disappeared in 1997. His notebooks are now in the hands of the French government. The agents blackmail Fay to search for her husband’s books and bring them back to the USA. Fay soon begins to realise just how little she knew about Henry and learns that he apparently led another existence. On Fay Grim’s journey from New York to Paris, and from Paris to Istanbul, this simple and well-meaning American learns more about the ways of the world than one individual can bear. The film is a sequel to Hal Hartley’s 1997 work "Henry Fool".

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Hal Hartley
Screenplay:Hal Hartley
Director of photography:Sarah Cawley Cabiya
Editing:Kyle Gilman, Hal Hartley
  
Cast: 
Parker PoseyFay Grim
Jeff GoldblumAgent Fulbright
James UrbaniakSimon Grim
Saffron BurrowsJuliet
Liam AikenNed Grim
Thomas Jay RyanHenry Fool
Elina LöwensohnBebe
Donald Eugene Mendel Jr.Pater Lang
Peter BenedictRaul Picard
Harald SchrottAndré
Jasmin TabatabaiMilla
Sibel KekilliEzel, Hotelangestellte in Istanbul
Erdal YıldızSerdar
Megan GayVorgesetzte
John KeoghStaatsanwalt
Claudia MichelsenRichterin
Leo FitzpatrickCarl Fogg
John HeysJ.E. Heys
Aminata SeckBesucherin
David SchellerEhemann
Aoibeheann O'HaraKrankenschwester
Tim SeyfiRabbi Todrow
Hubert MulzerVerteidigungsminister
Nikolai KinskiAmin
Robert SeeligerAgent Hogan
Suzan AnbehHotelangestellte in Paris
Chuck MontgomeryAngus James
Mark ZakSaudischer Spion
Olga KolbStewardess
René IfrahTechniker im CIA-Van
  
Production company:Possible Films (New York)
Producer:Hal Hartley, Michael S. Ryan, Martin Hagemann, Joana Vicente

All Credits

Director:Hal Hartley
Assistant director:Scott Kirby, Richard Böhringer
Script supervisor:Ruth Hetzer
Screenplay:Hal Hartley
Director of photography:Sarah Cawley Cabiya
Assistant camera:Tommy Mann
Production design:Richard Sylvanes, Richard Sylvarnes
Set design:Susanne Hopf (Art Director), Natalja Meier (Art Director)
Prop master:Sascha Strutz
Make-up artist:Heiko Schmidt, Kerstin Gaecklein
Costume design:Anette Guther, Daniela Selig
Editing:Kyle Gilman, Hal Hartley
Assistant editor:Christopher Weser
Sound:Paul Oberle
Sound assistant:Christian Lutz
Audio mixing:Paul Oberle, Matthias Schwab
Special effects:Bernd Wildau, Adolf Wojtinek (Überwachung)
Stunt co-ordinator:Armin Sauer
Casting:Anja Dihrberg, Bernhard Karl
  
Cast: 
Parker PoseyFay Grim
Jeff GoldblumAgent Fulbright
James UrbaniakSimon Grim
Saffron BurrowsJuliet
Liam AikenNed Grim
Thomas Jay RyanHenry Fool
Elina LöwensohnBebe
Donald Eugene Mendel Jr.Pater Lang
Peter BenedictRaul Picard
Harald SchrottAndré
Jasmin TabatabaiMilla
Sibel KekilliEzel, Hotelangestellte in Istanbul
Erdal YıldızSerdar
Megan GayVorgesetzte
John KeoghStaatsanwalt
Claudia MichelsenRichterin
Leo FitzpatrickCarl Fogg
John HeysJ.E. Heys
Aminata SeckBesucherin
David SchellerEhemann
Aoibeheann O'HaraKrankenschwester
Tim SeyfiRabbi Todrow
Hubert MulzerVerteidigungsminister
Nikolai KinskiAmin
Robert SeeligerAgent Hogan
Suzan AnbehHotelangestellte in Paris
Chuck MontgomeryAngus James
Mark ZakSaudischer Spion
Olga KolbStewardess
René IfrahTechniker im CIA-Van
  
Production company:Possible Films (New York)
in co-production with:This Is That Productions (), Zero Fiction Film GmbH (Berlin)
Commissioned by:HDNet Films Ltd. (New York)
Producer:Hal Hartley, Michael S. Ryan, Martin Hagemann, Joana Vicente
Executive producer:Jason Kliot, Ted Hope, Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban
Line producer:Maren Wölk
Location manager:Gernot Sprenger
Shoot:16.01.2006-03.2006: Berlin, Paris, Istanbul, Kabul, New York
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:118 min
Format:HD Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 12.09.2006, Toronto, IFF - Special Presentation;
Aufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special

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Originaltitel (US) Fay Grim

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Length:118 min
Format:HD Cam - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 12.09.2006, Toronto, IFF - Special Presentation;
Aufführung (DE): 10.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special
 

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