Für Miriam

Für Miriam

Deutschland 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

For Miriam Karen, a maths teacher, finds herself involved in a traffic accident for which she is not to blame. The accident causes the death of a girl on a scooter. Although innocent, the young woman is distraught, more so when she discovers that the dead girl – Miriam – is none other than the sister of her pupil, Lukas. The more everyone around her assures her that she is not to blame for the girl′s death, the guiltier Karen feels. To her, the accident is like an equation that just doesn′t add up. In an attempt to make up for her actions at least in part, she begins to give Lukas extra maths lessons. But, consumed by his pain, the boy wants much more from her. Driven by her desire to atone, Karen allows herself to be drawn into a self-destructive relationship. She shows Lukas no resistance – even when he begins to get rough with her. The more determinedly she plunges into her intensely physical encounters with Lukas, the more she distances herself from her boyfriend, Christian. He just wants to put everything behind him and is finding it increasingly hard to comprehend his partner. Their seething emotional problems go from bad to worse. Lonely and grief-stricken, Karen begins to feel that the only person who can understand her is Lukas. Before long the painful bond between these two begins to open up another possibility altogether.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Lars-Gunnar Lotz
Screenplay:Anna Maria Praßler
Director of photography:Jan Prahl
Editing:Julia Böhm
Music:Daniel Benjamin
  
Cast: 
Franziska PetriKaren Mertens
Vincent RedetzkiLukas Fleißer
Rolf KaniesMartin Fleißer
Kai ScheveChristian Becker
Marita BreuerSusanne Fleißer
Regina GisbertzJulia
Sören KlempelLeon
Andreas EngelmannSchulleiter
Antje LewaldMaklerin
Barbara KullikSeniorin
David ProsencPolizist
Matthias van den BergBademeister
Maren Elisabeth LisnerKrankenschwester
Maria Luise WinkendickKollegin
Steffen WillJüngerer Kollege
Sophie WolffÄltere Dame
  
Production company:Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Ludwigsburg)
Producer:Manuel Challal, Sebastian Sawetzki, Lan Hirche

All Credits

Director:Lars-Gunnar Lotz
Assistant director:Bahar Ebrahim, Christian Werner
Screenplay:Anna Maria Praßler
Director of photography:Jan Prahl
Steadycam operator:Alex Traumann
Optical effects:Johannes Richter (VFX)
Still photography:Stefan Behrens
Lighting design:Jonathan Rinn
Set design:Anna Luise Weinkamm (Szenenbild)
Stand-by props:Rüdiger Gay
Make-up artist:Christina Neuss
Costume design:Kai C. Rudat
Editing:Julia Böhm
Sound design:Philipp-André Lietz
Sound:Philipp-André Lietz
Audio mixing:Philipp-André Lietz, André Leu
Stunt co-ordinator:Denis >Marshall< Ölmez
Casting:Nina Haun
Music:Daniel Benjamin
  
Cast: 
Franziska PetriKaren Mertens
Vincent RedetzkiLukas Fleißer
Rolf KaniesMartin Fleißer
Kai ScheveChristian Becker
Marita BreuerSusanne Fleißer
Regina GisbertzJulia
Sören KlempelLeon
Andreas EngelmannSchulleiter
Antje LewaldMaklerin
Barbara KullikSeniorin
David ProsencPolizist
Matthias van den BergBademeister
Maren Elisabeth LisnerKrankenschwester
Maria Luise WinkendickKollegin
Steffen WillJüngerer Kollege
Sophie WolffÄltere Dame
  
Production company:Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Südwestrundfunk/Arte (Baden-Baden), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
in association with:Tof Intermedia GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Manuel Challal, Sebastian Sawetzki, Lan Hirche
Producer (TV):Claudia Gladziejewski (Bayerischer Rundfunk [BR]), Brigitte Dithard (Südwestrundfunk [SWR] / Arte), Mado Le Fur (Arte)
Line producer:Thomas Lechner
Unit production manager:Lan Hirche
Location manager:Lan Hirche
Shoot:28.07.2008-19.08.2008: Leverkusen
Original distributor:Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg GmbH (Ludwigsburg)
Length:58 min
Format:Super 16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe , Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Für Miriam

Versions

Original

Length:58 min
Format:Super 16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe , Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino
 

Awards

La Cabina Festival Internacional de Mediometrajes de Valencia 2010
Beste Darstellerin
 
Berlinale 2009
Dialogue en perspective, Beste Darstellerin
 
Film Festival Aubagne, Frankreich 2009
Bester Film
Beste Darstellerin
 

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