Freischwimmer

Freischwimmer

Deutschland 2006/2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Head Under Water

Schoolboy Rico is a typical loner and outsider. He is neither a stellar student nor has any success with the girls or in the sports classes. Due to his constrained hearing ability, the sensitive boy more and more lives in his own world. When one day, a schoolmate is intentionally poisoned and dies, Rico at first does not show a lot of compassion because he never really liked the deceased. But when he learns that the attempt was initially targeted on him, Rico’s life is more and more thrown out of joint. Completely unsettled, he neither finds support with his overstrained mother nor with her boy friend whom Rico hates. Thus, Rico becomes strongly linked with his German teacher Wegner, also an outsider, who more and more becomes a father figure for the boy. Both share a passion for model making. When Wegner suggests Rico to recreate the most beautiful girl of the class as a life-size doll, Rico at first is excited but soon realizes that there is something wrong with Wegner.

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Credits

Director:Andreas Kleinert
Screenplay:Thomas Wendrich
Director of photography:Johann Feindt
Editing:Gisela Zick
Music:Andreas Hoge
  
Cast: 
Frederick LauRico Bartsch
August DiehlMartin Wegner
Fritzi HaberlandtMichaela Rammelow
Dagmar ManzelAnita Bartsch
Alice DwyerRegina
Devid StriesowRichard Sammer
Traute HoessKarin Durst
Jürgen TarrachRektor Hubert Quitter
Nicholas BodeuxPolizist Rost
  
Production company:Typhoon AG (Köln)
Producer:Friedrich Wildfeuer

All Credits

Director:Andreas Kleinert
Assistant director:Claudia Beewen
Script supervisor:Anne Lensing
Screenplay:Thomas Wendrich
Director of photography:Johann Feindt
Assistant camera:Moritz Müller
Still photography:Erik Steingröver
Lighting design:Erik Steingröver
Key grip:Michael Müller
Set design:Gabriele Wolff (Szenenbild)
Storyboard:Petra Maria Wirth
Prop master:Henning Niebuhr
Make-up artist:Astrid Mariaschk, Claudia Schaaf
Costume design:Dorothée Kriener
Editing:Gisela Zick
Sound design:Guido Zettier
Sound:Michael Felber
Sound assistant:Oliver Schößler
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Stunts:Tanja Pelster
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
Music:Andreas Hoge
  
Cast: 
Frederick LauRico Bartsch
August DiehlMartin Wegner
Fritzi HaberlandtMichaela Rammelow
Dagmar ManzelAnita Bartsch
Alice DwyerRegina
Devid StriesowRichard Sammer
Traute HoessKarin Durst
Jürgen TarrachRektor Hubert Quitter
Nicholas BodeuxPolizist Rost
  
Production company:Typhoon AG (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Friedrich Wildfeuer
Producer (TV):Gebhard Henke, Frank Tönsmann
Producer:Kathrin Bullemer
Line producer:Ingo Preuß
Unit production manager:Klaus Sungen
Shoot:09.08.2006-14.09.2006: Köln, Monschau
Original distributor:Novapool Production GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:3152 m, 115 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.12.2007, 112398, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 05.09.2007, Venedig, IFF - Venice Days;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.10.2007, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 08.05.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE ): 19.09.2010, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Freischwimmer

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Original

Length:3152 m, 115 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.12.2007, 112398, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (IT): 05.09.2007, Venedig, IFF - Venice Days;
Erstaufführung (DE): 27.10.2007, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 08.05.2008;
TV-Erstsendung (DE ): 19.09.2010, ARD