Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt

Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt

Österreich / Deutschland 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Reclaim Your Brain

TV producer Rainer has it all: big salary, luxurious penthouse, high life, hot car, even hotter girlfriend. The 30-something go-getter has reached the top by creating TV shows of the most stupid and vulgar kind. In his latest hit, a man gets the privilege of fathering a woman′s child if his spermatozoid wins a microscopic race to fertilize an ovum!

One day, mysterious young woman Pegah vengefully drives full speed into his car. After this near-death experience, Rainer has a major change of heart and decides to produce a thought-provoking news show for his station′s prime-time lineup. Devastated by the show′s poor ratings, Rainer quits his job and embarks on an investigation of the audience measurement system that keeps intelligence-insulting programs at Number One.

Teaming up with the beautiful Pegah and a gang of unemployed social misfits, Rainer sets out to prove that a conspiracy surrounds the boxes used in select households to estimate audience percentage. Determined to fight television′s dumbing down of society, Rainer and his new friends eventually go all the way with an intricate and ingenious plan to get the public interested in quality cultural programs. But the station execs who live off audience hunger for brainless TV are not willing to give up what they have ruthlessly built over the years...

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Hans Weingartner
Assistant director:Sebastian Fahr
Screenplay:Katharina Held, Hans Weingartner
Director of photography:Christine Anna Maier
Set design:Udo Kramer (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Sebastian Wurm
Make-up artist:Martha Ruess
Costume design:Thomas Oláh
Editing:Andreas Wodraschke
Assistant editor:Sebastian Bonde
Sound design:Björn Wiese
Sound:Stefan Soltau
Casting:Simone Bär, Nadine von Volkmann, Markus Schleinzer
Music:Andreas Wodraschke, Adam Ilhan
  
Cast: 
Moritz BleibtreuRainer
Elsa Sophie GambardPegah
Milan PeschelPhillip
Simone HanselmannAnna
Gregor BloébMaiwald
Franziska KnuppeJoanna
Us ConradiFrau Arnim
Tom JahnGero
Robert Viktor MinichHarry
Ralf KnickerSebastian
Andreas BrandtKarl-Heinz
Irshad PanjatanGopal
Doris GoldpashinModeratorin
Vinzenz KieferJunger Kollege
Peer JägerGründgens
Valentin PlatareanuPegahs Großvater
Leily TimmnerPegah als Kind
Andreas LustBjörn
Thorsten FellerKreativling
Josef HeynertPhilip
Heike JoncaRednerin
Burghart Klaußner
  
Production company:Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH (Wien)
in co-production with:Kahuuna Films GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF) (Wien)
Producer:Martin Gschlacht, Antonin Svoboda, Jessica Hausner, Barbara Albert, Hans Weingartner
Line producer:Bruno Wagner (Österreich), Karsten Aurich (Deutschland)
Location manager:Franziska Jahnke (Assistenz)
Production assistant:Hi-Sun Bae
Shoot:30.08.2006-30.09.2006: Wien, Berlin und Umgebung
Original distributor:Kinowelt Filmverleih GmbH (Leipzig)
Funding:Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3768 m, 138 min
Format:HDV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2007, 111419, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 11.09.2007, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 15.11.2007

Titles

Originaltitel (AT DE) Free Rainer - Dein Fernseher lügt

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Original

Length:3768 m, 138 min
Format:HDV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2007, 111419, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 11.09.2007, Toronto, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 15.11.2007