Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher

Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher

Deutschland 2006-2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Reverse Angle - Rebellion of the Filmmakers

Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Werner Herzog. Wim Wenders. Three directors whose names are synonymous with the emergence of West German cinema from decades of post-war insignificance. An important co-architect of this new departure was the Filmverlag der Autoren – a production and distribution co-operative founded by thirteen filmmakers in Munich in April 1971. Besides Wim Wenders, the initial members included Uwe Brandner, Michael Fengler, Hans Noever, Peter Lilienthal, Thomas Schamoni and Laurens Straub. Within just a few years, the Filmverlag was to become the platform for an entire generation of German filmmakers.

"Gegenschuss" tells the story of this unusual collective of auteurs – from its beginnings in Munich during the 1960s, to the international successes at Cannes and the disintegration of the group in 1977. This film is a portrait of an artistic community – and a generation. For the struggle of a small group of independent young filmmakers for self-determination in the face of the hegemony of an older generation of financially solvent producers, was in fact a conflict between the first post-war generation in Germany and their fathers, who had learned their craft working for the film industry during the Third Reich. Filmmakers Laurens Straub, who died in 2007, and Dominik Wessely interweave interviews, film excerpts and hitherto partially unpublished archive footage to tell the story of the rise and fall of this organisation in a film that has all the ingredients of a big screen drama: friendship, success, jealousy, destruction and death.

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Dominik Wessely
Co-Director:Laurens Straub
Screenplay:Dr. Rainer Kölmel (Konzept), Laurens Straub (Konzept), Dominik Wessely (Konzept)
Interviews:Dr. Rainer Kölmel, Laurens Straub, Dominik Wessely
Director of photography:Knut Schmitz
Editing:Anja Pohl
Assistant editor:Nic Nagel, Stefan Frank
Sound design:Ansgar Frerich, Sebastian Tesch
Sound:Dominik Wessely, André Zacher, Max Vornehm
Audio mixing:Florian Beck
Music:Philipp F. Kölmel, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
Participation:Hark Bohm, Uwe Brandner, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michael Fengler, Veith von Fürstenberg, Hans W. Geißendörfer, Peter Handke, Irm Hermann, Werner Herzog, Alexander Kluge, Peter Lilienthal, Tom Luddy, Margaret Ménégoz, Lynda Myles, Hans Noever, Thomas Schamoni, Hans-Peter Sickert, Laurens Straub, Dan Talbot, Luggi Waldleitner, Wim Wenders, Pete Ariel
Production company:Kinowelt Filmproduktion GmbH (Leipzig), Filmverlag der Autoren GmbH & Co. Vertriebs KG (München)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Dr. Rainer Kölmel
Co-Producer:Stelios Ziannis
Producer (TV):Thomas Sessner (BR), Hubert von Spreti (BR), Monika Lobkowicz (BR / Arte), Jochen Kölsch (BR / Arte), Jutta Krug (WDR)
Producer:Wasiliki Trampuratzi
Line producer:Peter Dress
Unit production manager:Jan Bullerdieck
Production assistant:Eva-Maria Kendzia
Production manager:Karin Schnieber
Shoot:02.2006-10.2006: München, Berlin, Paris, Los Angeles
Original distributor:Kinowelt Filmverleih GmbH (Leipzig)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:3437 m, 125 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.01.2008, 112665, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 14.02.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gegenschuss - Aufbruch der Filmemacher

Versions

Original

Length:3437 m, 125 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.01.2008, 112665, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2008, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 14.02.2008
 

Awards

FBW 2008
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