Gisela

Gisela

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A case of the eternal triangle. Gisela, a young married woman, leads a fairly pleasant existence somewhere in a council flat. Georg and Paul, two happygo- lucky slackers, spend most their time bragging about their sexual exploits and boozing it up. Getting the local girls in the sack was never much of a problem for them. Gisela, however, is not an easy catch, and never was: “Back then I woulda done her, but now she’s just fat, old and ugly,” says Georg. “Besides, she’s still not letting anybody have it.”

But Paul becomes Gisela’s lover. Georg is dead set against it, and gives free rein to his destructive energies. We see three people linked by loneliness. They project their desires onto each other. Their chances of fulfilling their expectations don’t look all that rosy, but as things go on it seems they might even end up finding fortune’s favour.

“For me ′Gisela′ is a story about freedom. (…) Georg, Paul and Gisela are not concerned with morality in a conventional sense, and that’s why it thrills me to find them so modern. Accordingly, I wanted to give the characters a nonjudgemental, matter-of-fact authenticity. “′Gisela′ has three main protagonists. The motivations behind their decisions are never expressed, so the characters and situations trigger a story that develops in the viewer’s mind. In this sense, it can only be personal.” (Isabelle Stever)

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Isabelle Stever
Assistant director:Jakob Rühle
Script supervisor:Marita Bruch
Screenplay:Anke Stelling, Isabelle Stever
based on:Anke Stelling (Roman), Robby Dannenberg (Roman)
Director of photography:James Carman
Assistant camera:Amilcar Rodrigues
Production design:Alexander Scherer
Prop master:Volker Tobian
Make-up artist:Marie Leibfried, Mieke Willaert
Costume design:Alexander Scherer
Editing:Christian Krämer
Sound design:Roland Platz
Sound:Ulf Herrmann
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz, Heiko Müller
Casting:Bernhard Karl
Music:Yoyo Röhm, Jochen Arbeit
  
Cast: 
Anne WeinknechtGisela
Stefan RudolfGeorg
Carlo LjubekPaul
Esther ZimmeringBettina
Horst MarkgrafMirko
Johanna RoeverKorinna
Paul OberpichlerGiselas Sohn Stefan
Anna LoosAnita
Daniel GärtnerTom
Thomas Balou MartinMirkos Kumpel
  
Production company:Tag/Traum Film- und Videoproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Gerd Haag
Producer (TV):Barbara Buhl
Line producer:Cornelia Kellers
Unit production manager:Till Derenbach
Location manager:Holger Büscher, Daniel Illigens
Shoot:: Köln, Bonn und Umgebung
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1.85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.06.2005, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 20.08.2007, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gisela

Versions

Original

Length:87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1.85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.06.2005, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 20.08.2007, ARD