Fremder Freund

Fremder Freund

Deutschland 2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Friend

We were friends. Were we?

He doesn’t mention that he’s leaving, says no good-byes. He parties one last time as if there was no tomorrow and the next day simply disappears: Yunes, 22 years old, a process engineering student in Berlin, born in Yemen.

Chris, his German roommate, begins to worry. He remembers their friendship: how they first met in a Turkish grocery shop, the careful approach of two foreign cultures, the discussions about women, the great times with Julia and Nora. In cases when it really mattered, Chris and Yunes were always there for each other.

But there are also things Chris never understood: moments in which pride and anger flared up in Yunes and frightened everybody around him. Times when his thoughts seemed to be infinitely far away. And the changes in his beliefs and his behavior for which there were never any explanations.

Chris starts looking for him. Yunes’ parents in Yemen don’t know anything.
Neither does his ex-girlfriend. He broke off contact with his friends, his Islamic group has disbanded. He remains untraceable.

And then it’s September 11, 2001.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Elmar Fischer
Screenplay:Tobias Kniebe, Elmar Fischer
Director of photography:Florian Emmerich
Editing:Antje Zynga
Music:Matthias Beine
  
Cast: 
Antonio WannekChris
Navíd AkhavanYunes
Mina TanderJulia
Mavie HörbigerNora
Fatih AlasRaid
Wolfgang LieseAlter Mann auf der Straße
Judith RauschtenbergerUniversitätsangestellte
Elmar FischerAbdels Mitbewohner
Anna VielhabenKinokassiererin
Patrick von BlumeJunger Mann auf der Straße
Ercan DurmazAssistent des Iman
  
Production company:Naked Eye Filmproductions GmbH & Co. KG (München)
Producer:Sabine Lamby, Giulio Ricciarelli, Michael Amtmann

All Credits

Director:Elmar Fischer
Assistant director:Alexander Nanau, Claude Walter
Screenplay:Tobias Kniebe, Elmar Fischer
Director of photography:Florian Emmerich
2nd Camera unit:Jil La Monaca
Still photography:Boris Rostami-Rabet
Set design:Dörte Schreiterer, Aleksandar 'Sascha' Petrovic (Assistenz), Stefanie Julia Möller (Assistenz)
Prop master:Jana Konetzki
Make-up artist:Jil La Monaca
Costume design:Anina Diener
Editing:Antje Zynga
Assistant editor:Clemens Walter
Sound:Jan Bendel
Sound assistant:Matthias Bähr, A. Gerke
Audio mixing:Bernd Schreiner
Consultant:Friedrich Radmann (Rechtsberatung)
Special effects:Benjamin Kniebe
Music:Matthias Beine
  
Cast: 
Antonio WannekChris
Navíd AkhavanYunes
Mina TanderJulia
Mavie HörbigerNora
Fatih AlasRaid
Wolfgang LieseAlter Mann auf der Straße
Judith RauschtenbergerUniversitätsangestellte
Elmar FischerAbdels Mitbewohner
Anna VielhabenKinokassiererin
Patrick von BlumeJunger Mann auf der Straße
Ercan DurmazAssistent des Iman
  
Production company:Naked Eye Filmproductions GmbH & Co. KG (München)
in co-production with:Shot by Shot Film & Videoprodcution GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Sabine Lamby, Giulio Ricciarelli, Michael Amtmann
Co-Producer:Sven Walser, Marcus Flügge
Producer (TV):Lucas Schmidt
Line producer:Michael Amtmann
Unit production manager:Ursula Pfriem
Location manager:Thomas Schnatmeyer
Production assistant:Heiko Thierbach
Post-production:Karl-Heinz Laabs, Ulrich Seifert
Shoot:15.01.2003-14.02.2003: Berlin, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Original distributor:Stardust Filmverleih GmbH (München)
DVD distributor:Euro Video Bildprogramm GmbH (Ismaning)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Kulturelle Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2878 m, 105 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.2003, 96219, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2003, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 23.07.2004, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Fremder Freund
weiterer Titel Fremde Freunde

Versions

Original

Length:2878 m, 105 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.2003, 96219, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2003, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 11.12.2003;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 23.07.2004, ZDF
 

Awards

FIRST STEPS Award 2003
First Step Award, Abendfüllende Spielfilm