Finsterworld

Finsterworld

Deutschland 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A journey through a surreal Germany: A police officer in a bear costume. A female documentary filmmaker who is unable to find an interesting story. A pedicurist who carefully sets aside the hard skin removed from the feet of his aged female patient. A rich couple that refuses to sit in a German-built car. A history student uninterested in a class visit to a concentration camp. A wild man training a raven in the woods.

In this anthology film, all are bound by family ties or a moment of coincidence in a country where the sun always shines and everybody is beautiful, polite, successful or happy. That is until they reveal their darker side, and we discover that the step from idyll to inferno is a short one. "Finsterworld" is an ironic antithesis of the Heimatfilm and full of malicious observations and sharp-tongued remarks. Not even the name of its director Frauke Finsterwalder remains unscathed. Rarely has German cinema produced so much black humor in one fell swoop.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Frauke Finsterwalder
Screenplay:Frauke Finsterwalder, Christian Kracht
Director of photography:Markus Förderer
Editing:Andreas Menn
Music:Michaela Melián
  
Cast: 
Corinna HarfouchInga Sandberg
Ronald ZehrfeldTom
Michael MaertensClaude Petersdorf
Sandra HüllerFranziska Feldenhoven
Margit CarstensenFrau Sandberg
Johannes KrischEinsiedler
Bernhard SchützGeorg Sandberg
Christoph BachLehrer Nickel
Carla JuriNatalie
Leonard ScheicherDominik
Jakub GierszałMaximilian
Max PellnyJonas
Markus HeringHerr Malchow
Dieter MeierPelzhändler
Michael KranzPfleger Marcus
  
Production company:Walker + Worm GmbH & Co. KG (München-Grünwald)
Producer:Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm

All Credits

Director:Frauke Finsterwalder
Assistant director:Frank Scharl, Norbert Rost
Script supervisor:Lucia Mostowicz
Screenplay:Frauke Finsterwalder, Christian Kracht
Director of photography:Markus Förderer
Assistant camera:Oliver Schill
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert
Production design:Katharina Wöppermann
Set dresser:Marlen von Heydenaber
Property master:Tom Kratz
Stand-by props:Lilli Maier
Make-up artist:Christina Baier, Nadine Scherer
Costume design:Charlotte Sawatzki, Laura Büchel (Assistenz)
Editing:Andreas Menn
Assistant editor:Florian Duffe
Sound:Gunnar Voigt
Sound assistant:Gero Renner
Stunt co-ordinator:Mac Steinmeier
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Michaela Melián
  
Cast: 
Corinna HarfouchInga Sandberg
Ronald ZehrfeldTom
Michael MaertensClaude Petersdorf
Sandra HüllerFranziska Feldenhoven
Margit CarstensenFrau Sandberg
Johannes KrischEinsiedler
Bernhard SchützGeorg Sandberg
Christoph BachLehrer Nickel
Carla JuriNatalie
Leonard ScheicherDominik
Jakub GierszałMaximilian
Max PellnyJonas
Markus HeringHerr Malchow
Dieter MeierPelzhändler
Michael KranzPfleger Marcus
  
Production company:Walker + Worm GmbH & Co. KG (München-Grünwald)
in co-production with:Lhasa Films GmbH (Berlin), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
Producer (TV):Cornelia Ackers (BR), Cornelius Conrad (BR), Jochen Kölsch (BR/arte), Monika Lobkowicz (BR/arte), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Lisa Müller (Arte), Tobias Schultze (Mitarbeit)
Unit production manager:Ole Nicolaisen
Location manager:Przemek Abraham, Artur Niemczuk
Shoot:31.07.2012-: Bayern
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:95 min
Format:HD, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2013, 140688, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 29.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Neues deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 17.10.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Finsterworld

Versions

Original

Length:95 min
Format:HD, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2013, 140688, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 29.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Neues deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 17.10.2013
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2014
Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste darstellerische Leistung - weibliche Nebenrolle
 
Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2014
Bestes Drehbuch
 
Deutscher Schauspielerpreis 2014
Bester Schauspieler in einer Nebenrolle
 
Women in Film & Television Vancouver 2014
Best Feature Film
 
Zurich Film Festival 2013
Kritikerpreis des SVFJ
Bester deutschsprachiger Spielfilm
 
Montreal World Film Festival 2013
Bronze Zenith, Wettbewerb für Erstlingsfilme
 
FBW 2013
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Cologne Conference 2013
TV Spielfilm-Preis
 
Filmfest Lünen 2013
Die Perle