Herrenkinder

Herrenkinder

Deutschland / Österreich 2008/2009, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

The documentary film portrays two families whose fathers were educated at boarding schools in Nazi Germany called "Napola" (Nationalpolitische Erziehungsanstalt, National Political Institutes of Education). The students were supposed to become the nation’s future elite. Thus, they were systemically broken in the boarding school’s everyday life with the aim to form the members of the future "master race" from their shattered minds. Remarkably, many of the former Napola students still attained elite positions in the economy and society of post-war Germany. But today, their children and children’s children are struggling with the impact of this education. What has happened with their fathers and grand-fathers during their time at Napola? "Herrenkinder" is a filmic dossier about the "psychological heritage", about the fact that the inhuman education continues to have a hidden impact since the National Socialist ideology is still alive in the minds of next generations although Nazi Germany experienced its political downfall sixty years ago in the bombed-out cities of the Third Reich.

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Director:Eduard Erne, Dr. Christian Schneider
Screenplay:Dr. Christian Schneider (Konzept), Eduard Erne
Director of photography:Harald Schmutz
Editing:Eduard Erne
Sound editor:Georg Mittermayr, Peter Kaizar
Sound design:Georg Mittermayr, Peter Kaizar
Sound:Robi Güver, Artur Wieloch, Paul Falz, Christian Lang
Music:Peter Kaizar
Vocals:Philipp Denk, Thomas Putz, Simon Thut
Participation:Hellmuth Karasek, Werner Gusted, Marva Karrer, Phillip Krovoza, Jakob Krovoza, Joachim Carlos Martini, Harald Ofner, Irmela Schuppe, Herman Schuppe, Erwin Schuppe, Marianne Schuppe, Theo Sommer, Helke Grosse
Production company:Pegasos Film Filmverleih und Produktion GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
in co-production with:Extrafilm GmbH (Wien), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz), ORF Enterprise GmbH & Co KG (Wien)
Producer:Ernst Szebedits, Elena Trifonova
Co-Producer:Lukas Stepanik
Producer (TV):Martin Pieper (ZDF/arte), Klaus Hipfl (ORF)
Line producer:Elena Trifonova
Unit production manager:Kurt Otterbacher
Location manager:Florian Michel (Österreich), Maciej Domagalski (Polen)
Shoot:01.01.2008-: Deutschland, Österreich, Frankreich, Schweiz, Polen (Loben und Sztum)
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main), Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main), Filmförderung des Hessischen Rundfunks (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:95 min
Format:DigiBeta
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 30.10.2009, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Aufführung (DE): 11.11.2009, Kassel, Dokumentar- und Videofest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.12.2009;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 31.08.2011, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Herrenkinder

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Original

Length:95 min
Format:DigiBeta
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 30.10.2009, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Aufführung (DE): 11.11.2009, Kassel, Dokumentar- und Videofest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.12.2009;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 31.08.2011, Arte
 

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