Gnade

Gnade

Deutschland / Norwegen 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Mercy

Hammerfest is a Norwegian town on the edge of the Arctic Ocean at the country’s most north westerly tip. Between 22 November and 21 January the sun doesn’t even make it over the horizon. This small town caught in an icy reverie somewhere between black night and permanent twilight is now home to a German couple and their son. Niels is an engineer working at a natural gas liquefying plant based on a tiny island opposite Hammerfest. Maria, a nurse at a hospice for the fatally ill, has decided to join her husband here to support this important career move. The couple seems to have adapted well to this shadowy and sometimes surreal nocturnal world. But one day on her way home from work Maria is involved in an accident; she appears to have run over someone or something. Unable to face up to the situation, she panics and rushes back home. As events take their course this throws up some fundamental questions: is it possible to live your life without mercy or the ability to forgive? An intimate melodrama, told in stunningly cinematic images.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Matthias Glasner
Assistant director:Rick Ostermann
Screenplay:Kim Fupz Aakeson
Director of photography:Jakub Bejnarowicz
Assistant camera:Borris Kehl
Colour grading:Claudia Gittel
Lighting design:Tommy Schulz
Production design:Claus Rudolf Amler
Make-up artist:Edith Pakvalik
Costume design:Sabine Keller
Editing:Heike Gnida
Sound design:Björn Wiese, Stefan Soltau
Sound:Stefan Soltau
Audio mixing:Dominik Rätz
  
Cast: 
Birgit MinichmayrMaria
Jürgen VogelNiels
Henry StangeMarkus
Ane Dahl TorpLinda
Maria BockWenche
Stig Henrik HoffVater Björn
Iren ReppenMutter Sophie
Richard André KnutsenMikkel
Kristoffer MortensenOle
Katharina StrauchStine
Björn SundquistMads
  
Production company:Knudsen & Streuber Filmproduktion (Berlin), Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion (Berlin), ophirfilm gmbh (Berlin)
in co-production with:Neofilm AS (Bekkestua), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Andreas Born, Kristine Knudsen, Matthias Glasner
Co-Producer:Aage Aaberge, Daniel Blum, Anne Even
Line producer:Andreas Born
Unit production manager:Andreas Born
Location manager:Olaf Schwarck
Shoot:23.06.2011: Mittsommernacht; 18.01.2011-11.03.2011: Hammerfest (Norwegen) und Umgebung, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Norsk Filminstitutet (Oslo)
Length:132 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134468, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Gnade

Versions

Original

Length:132 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134468, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2012
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2013
Beste Bildgestaltung
 
Filmfest Hamburg 2012
Montblanc Drehbuch Preis
 
FBW 2012
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