Härte

Härte

Deutschland 2014/2015, Dokumentarfilm mit Spielhandlung

Inhalt

Tough Love

When karate champ Andreas Marquardt thinks about himself he feels nothing but bitterness: "I refused to feel anything. I was cold, like a block of ice, I couldn't give a shit about anything." When he was two years old, his father poured water over him and put him outside on the balcony in sub-zero temperatures. Another time he crushed his hand. When he was six, his mother began to seduce him: "Your prick belongs to me, my little friend." Later, Andreas became a pimp and earned millions – until he wound up behind bars. Lovely Marion was the only one who stood by him, who went on the game for him, and gave him the courage to go on…

Interspersing interviews with dramatized scenes from Andreas Marquardt's biography, Rosa von Praunheim describes a life that veers from fear and humiliation to contempt, hatred and brutality. Filmed in stylized sets replete with photographic wallpaper that recall West Berlin décor at the time, the film provides a shocking insight into the deep wounds caused by domestic violence and one man’s desperate attempts at resistance. Is it possible to break out of such a vicious circle? And how does Andreas Marquardt cope with these experiences today?

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Rosa von Praunheim
Assistant director:Marian Dorbic
Screenplay:Nico Woche, Jürgen Lemke, Rosa von Praunheim
based on:Andreas Marquardt (Buch: HÄRTE - Mein Weg aus dem Teufelkreis der Gewalt)
Director of photography:Nicolai Zörn, Elfi Mikesch
Lighting design:Frank Helzel, Werner Bielicke, Sabine Lehmann
Production design:Marcus Lachmann, Dragan Denda, Kim Scharnitzky, Ivana Vukovic
Make-up artist:Beatrice Mendelin
Costume design:Ingrid Buhrmann
Editing:Mike Shephard
Assistant editor:Andre Krummel
Sound:Thomas Schrader, Timo Kahlenberg
Audio mixing:Christian Wilmes
Music:Andreas Wolter
  
Cast: 
Hanno KofflerAndy
Luise HeyerMarion
Katy KarrenbauerMutter
Rüdiger GötzeOpa
Ilse BendinOma
  
Participation:Andreas Marquardt, Marion Erdmann
Production company:Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer (TV):Götz Schmedes (WDR), Cooky Ziesche (RBB), Jens Stubenrauch (RBB), Barbara Häbe (Arte)
Post-production:Mike Shephard
Shoot:15.06.2014-26.07.2014:
Original distributor:missingFILMs (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:89 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.04.2015, 150574, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 06.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 23.04.2015

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Originaltitel (DE) Härte

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Length:89 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.04.2015, 150574, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 06.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 23.04.2015
 

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