Gerdas Schweigen

Gerdas Schweigen

Deutschland 2007/2008, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

As a child, Knut Elstermann once asked his "aunt" Gerda, a former neighbour and friend of the family who now lived in the US, about her child – but this only caused the startled silence of all present and Elstermann never got an answer to his question. This episode never left him alone until he decided 30 years later to finally get an answer to his question, and at the same time to reveal the story that is hidden behind the silence he once caused. The documentary film accompanies the meetings and conversations of Elstermann, who today works as a journalist, and his old "aunt" Gerda, a German Jew who grew up in Nazi Germany and survived the horror of the holocaust.

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Credits

Director:Britta Wauer
Screenplay:Britta Wauer (Konzept)
Director of photography:Kaspar Köpke, Bob Hanna
Editing:Berthold Baule
Music:Karim Sebastian Elias
Production company:Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Volker Hahn

All Credits

Director:Britta Wauer
Assistant director:Renata Borowczak
Screenplay:Britta Wauer (Konzept)
based on:Knut Elstermann (Gleichnamiges Buch)
Translation:Anna Szlapak
Director of photography:Kaspar Köpke, Bob Hanna
Still photography:Amélie Losier (Berlin), Sigrid Rothe (New York)
Title:Jennifer Baule-Prinz
Editing:Berthold Baule
Sound design:Karsten Ray
Sound:Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer, Ivo Hannak
Audio mixing:Martin Grube
Consultant:Mirek Nitsch
Research:Jeremy Knolle, Myriam Seyffarth, Lisa Wegner, Jana Westmann, Frank Wollin
Music:Karim Sebastian Elias
Conductor:Gernot Schulz, Jörg Iwer
Arrangement:Karim Sebastian Elias, Jörg Iwer
Music performer:Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt/Oder (Frankfurt (Oder))
Participation:Gerda Schrage, Knut Elstermann, Steven Schrage, Helga Elstermann, Dorle Specht, Marisa Rosenthal
Production company:Zeitsprung Pictures GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
in association with:Schenk Productions (New York), Atlantic Television (New York)
Producer:Volker Hahn
Producer (TV):Birgit Mehler, Rosemarie Wintgen
Producer:Andrea Klüting
Line producer:Volker Hahn, Torsten Klein
Associate producer:Ica Souvignier, Michael Souvignier
Unit production manager:Christiane Plum, Leila Kessler (Berlin), Jörgen Radach, Tanja Meding (New York)
Post-production:Tanja Bussmann
Shoot:21.08.2007-20.10.2007: Auschwitz, Berlin, New York
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:90 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 06.11.2008;
Aufführung (DE): 30.01.2009, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gerdas Schweigen

Versions

Original

Length:90 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 06.11.2008;
Aufführung (DE): 30.01.2009, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis
 

Awards

Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2009
Publikumspreises , Dokumentarfilmwettbewerb
 
Filmfest Lünen 2008
Beste Filmmusik
3. Publikumspreis