Französisch für Anfänger

Französisch für Anfänger

Deutschland / Frankreich 2005/2006, Spielfilm


French for Beginners

Henrik thinks France is really uncool, in particular his finicky French teacher Monsieur Nouvelleville, who is always hassling him. But when Henrik meets Valerie, it’s love at first sight. He is so in love with her that he can hardly speak when she is around. And as if that weren’t enough, it comes out that Henrik doesn’t like France. And Valerie is half French. Oh no! His chances for a date are not looking good, and then along comes the German-French exchange program. Not much later, Henrik finds himself with his best friend Johannes, Valerie and a group of weird chanson-singing and guitar-playing nerds in a bus on the way to France. Upon arrival, Henrik gets bitten by the savoir-vivre bug: wild parties, a crazy host family, night-time outings, the ups and downs of his first big love and his lack of knowledge of the French language make what first looked like an undesired holiday suddenly the most unforgettable summer in his life.

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All Credits

Director:Christian Ditter
Assistant director:Christoph Ischinger
Script supervisor:Maïté Flores-Moser, Kaija Helweg, Helga Krischke
Screenplay:Christian Ditter
Script editor:Nina Maag
Director of photography:Christian Rein
Assistant camera:Yvonne Geiler
Clapper loader:Mirko Friebel
2nd Camera unit:David Emmenlauer
Steadycam operator:Markus Eckert, Benjamin Treplin
Still photography:Jochen Nuss, David Emmenlauer
Lighting design:Oliver Bromme
Key grip:Emil Marcus Kaczur
Camera (other):Patrick Jasim (Video)
Production design:Eva Stiebler
Set design:Barbara Bernhard (Art Director), Anna Till (Assistenz), Sophie Legrand (Assistenz)
Prop master:Vanessa Holmière, Laura Weiss
Construction manager:Stephan Moese
Make-up artist:Verena Weißert
Costume design:Silke Faber
Editing:Patricia Rommel
Assistant editor:Markus Herm, Julie Bargeton, Julia Geyer
Sound design:Heiko Müller
Sound:Thomas Knop
Sound assistant:Gero Renner
Casting:Daniela Tolkien
Music:Philipp F. Kölmel, Super 700, Michael Haves, ARDAG, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
François GoeskeHenrik
Paula SchrammValerie
Lennard BertzbachJohannes
Christian TramitzNouvelleville
Élodie BolléeCharlotte
Thaddäus MeilingerNiklas
Dietrich AdamThomas
Andreas BorcherdingVater Henrik
Charlotte BaglanAurélie
Virginie BonnierJanine
Production company:Neos Film GmbH & Co. KG (München-Geiselgasteig)
in co-production with:Rat Pack Filmproduktion GmbH (München), German Film Productions (GFP) GmbH & Co. (Berlin), Hector Films (Paris), Open Art (Paris), Rhône-Alpes Cinéma (Villeurbanne)
Producer:Christoph Menardi, Frank Siegmund
Co-Producer:Christian Becker, Anita Schneider, Gérard Despouy, Marc-André Brunet, Julien Auger-Ottavi
Producer:Katharina Schwarz, Nina Maag
Location manager:Melanie Schwier, Laetitia Cangioni
Shoot:08.2005-09.2005: München, Paris, Lyon und Umgebung
Original distributor:Constantin Film GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2673, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmcolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 29.05.2006, 106374, ab 6 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 08.06.2006


Originaltitel (FR) Échange
Originaltitel (DE) Französisch für Anfänger



Length:2673, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmcolor, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 29.05.2006, 106374, ab 6 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 08.06.2006


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