Fussball ist unser Leben

Fussball ist unser Leben

Deutschland 1999, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Soccer Rules!

Soccer is their world and Dios is their God.
Hans Polak and his friends are fiercely dedicated fans of the soccer club Schalke 04 and Hans is the king of them all. He would give up everything for soccer and is already well on his way doing so.

He lost his job six months ago and, in drunken frenzy, puts his wife′s house up as security for a bet that Pablo "Dios" Diosprese, his fovorite player, will make a goal in the last game of the season. Dios, burned out and out of shape, is sick and tired of Schalke and is planning on changing to FC Internazionale Milano the next season. Drunk again, Hans kidnaps Dios to make him get back into shape for the game. It is not until his wife and son move out and his mother dies that Hans finally gives up and lets Dios go. But Dios′ life has fallen apart while he was being held hostage: another player has his InterMilan contract and his wife has run away with his manager. Determined to prove that he still has "the touch", Dios plays the game and saves the day.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Tomy Wigand
Assistant director:Michael Kissaun, Frank D. Müller
Screenplay:Mathias Dinter, Martin Ritzenhoff
Story:Mischa Hofmann, Philip Voges
Director of photography:Diethard Prengel
Assistant camera:Christian Rein
Set design:Ralf Mootz
Make-up artist:Barbara Spenner, Sylvia Reusch
Costume design:Janne Birck
Editing:Christian Nauheimer
Assistant editor:Regina Seehuber
Sound:Günther Stadelmann
Sound assistant:Nico Schultze
Music:Tobias Neumann, Martin Probst
Conductor:Andreas Kirnberger
  
Cast: 
Uwe OchsenknechtHans Pollak
Ralf RichterMike
Oscar Ortega SánchezPablo Antonio Di Ospeo
Walter GontermannTheo
Michael SiderisBernie
Tana SchanzaraOma Käthe
Tobias SchenkeErnst
Marita MarschallHilde Pollak
Jochen KolendaRudi
Thomas Balou MartinHillbrecht
Horst ScheelJürgen
Ludger BurmannUlf
Birgit SteinDörte
Jessica FranzClaudia
Rolf DennemannBuchmacher
Ania RudyAriane
Markus HoffmannVersicherungsmakler
Klaus Nierhoff1. Arzt
Heinz Neumann2. Arzt
Christiane zu Salm-SalmKrankenschwester
Michael RasmussenBanker
Thomas Gawronski1. Polizist
Ernst Petry2. Polizist
Joan PascuPfarrer
Marie-Luisa LeyPaola Pollak
Ernst ReimannStunts
  
Production company:Novamedia Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (München)
in co-production with:SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring)
in association with:H & V Entertainment GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Executive producer:Benjamin Herrmann
Line producer:Dirk Scharrer
Unit production manager:Uwe Reimer
Location manager:Manu Schmidt
Shoot:: Gelsenkirchen und Umgebung
Original distributor:Seven X Filmverleih (Unterföhring)
Length:2649 m, 97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.1999, 83603, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 09.02.2000, Darmstadt, Cinemaxx [Kino-Eröffnung];
TV-Erstsendung: 09.06.2007, Bayern 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Fussball ist unser Leben

Versions

Original

Length:2649 m, 97 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.12.1999, 83603, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 28.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 09.02.2000, Darmstadt, Cinemaxx [Kino-Eröffnung];
TV-Erstsendung: 09.06.2007, Bayern 3
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2000
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller