Geliebtes Leben

Geliebtes Leben

Deutschland / Südafrika 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

In the dusty small town of Elandsdoorn, a South African
township not far from Johannesburg, life is simple and
serene. A prevailing sense of deep pride tightly bonds
together the entire community – but beware to those who
step out of line.
12-year-old Chanda is a hardworking promising young
student with a bright future, but her life changes dramatically when her baby sister unexpectedly dies.
Heartbroken, Chanda’s mother, Lillian, in turn becomes
severely ill. Her stepfather drowns himself in alcohol, leaving the young girl to take care of her two smaller siblings.
Meanwhile, the formerly friendly neighbors become
increasingly distant and gossip spreads. "Auntie" Tafa does what she can to help by getting Lillian
to leave town, but not even "Auntie" is immune to the
cloud of fear filtering across Elandsdoorn. Suspecting that
the community’s irrational ostracism has to do with her
mother’s illness and the death of her baby sister, Chanda
demands answers but is met with stubborn silence.
Unwilling to bear the weight of secrecy any longer,
Chanda sets out to face a deeply engrained, unspoken
taboo.



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Credits

All Credits

Director:Oliver Schmitz
Assistant director:Cathy Poole
Screenplay:Dennis Foon, Oliver Schmitz
based on:Allan Stratton (Roman)
Director of photography:Bernhard Jasper
Set design:Christiane Rothe (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Raine Edwards
Costume design:Nadia Kruger
Editing:Dirk Grau
Sound editor:Sebastian Morsch
Foley editor:Markus Glunz
Sound:Ivan Milborrow
Foley artist:Günther Röhn
Audio mixing:Jörg Höhne
Casting:Moonyeenn Lee
Music:Ali N. Askin
  
Cast: 
Khomotso ManyakaChanda
Keaobaka MakanyaneEsther
Harriet ManamelaMrs. Tafa
Lerato MvelaseLilian
Tinah MnumzanaTanta Lizbet
Aubrey PooloJonah
Mapaseka MathebeIris
Thato KgaladiSoly
Kgomotso DitshweniDudu
Lerato Moloisane
  
Production company:Dreamer Joint Venture Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Senator Film Produktion GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Niama Film GmbH (Stuttgart), Enigma Pictures Ltd. (Kapstadt)
in association with:Dilemma Productions (Vancouver)
Producer:Oliver Stoltz
Co-Producer:Thomas Reisser, Greig Buckle, Dan Schlanger
Executive producer:Helge Sasse
Line producer:Martin Hämer
Associate producer:Daniela Ramin
Unit production manager:Donovan Roberts-Baxter
Shoot:16.11.2009-06.02.2010: Südafrika
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:2900 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2010, 124535, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 18.05.2010, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 05.05.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Geliebtes Leben
Weiterer Titel (DE ZA) Life, Above All
Arbeitstitel (DE ZA) Chandas Secrets

Versions

Original

Length:2900 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 24.09.2010, 124535, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 18.05.2010, Cannes, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 05.05.2011
 

Awards

2011
Deutscher Kamerapreis, Kinospielfilm
 
FBW 2011
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Durban International Film Festival 2010
Beste Darstellerin
Bester südafrikanischer Spielfilm
 
IFF Cannes 2010
Prix François Chalais