Horst Buchholz...mein Papa

Horst Buchholz...mein Papa

Deutschland 2001-2005, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Horst Buchholz... My Papa

"My father was somebody who did not enjoy talking about himself. Although many a star of his generation has written an autobiography, he never felt inclined to do so. In order to encourage him to talk about his life, I decided to interview him.

From 2001 until his death in March 2004, we recorded several hours of conversations during which he opened up to me as he had never done before. This material provided the basis for this documentary.

My father was a man fraught by many a contradiction. The sheer breadth of his experience was astounding. It included: his search for his biological father. The horror of the war years experienced as a child. The spirit of the 1950s, with its promise of a better future and the desire to cast off the burden of the past. His meteoric rise to stardom, his accolades and his life in Hollywood. His role as a father. The turbulent days of the 1960s stage roles. His years of crisis. His bisexuality. The deaths of his best friends. The bouts of depression that eventually turned him into an alcoholic. His passion for speed and adventure. The sorrows and the joys of a man who, in his heart of hearts, was to remain a child.

This film is the document of a tragicomic journey into the world of my father, a journey that has brought me into contact with people and taken me to places that meant so much to him."
(Christopher Buchholz)

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Christopher Buchholz, Sandra Hacker
Screenplay:Christopher Buchholz (Konzept), Sandra Hacker (Konzept)
Script editor:Tamara Trampe (Beratung)
Director of photography:Christopher Buchholz, Olivier Distel, Sandra Hacker, Arthur Boisnard
Editing:Jean-Marc Lesguillons
Assistant editor:Sandra Hacker
Sound design:Karl Atteln, Karl Atteln, Ansgar Frerich
Sound:Balthasar Jucker, Christopher Buchholz
Audio mixing:Florian Beck
Music:Arnaud Jacquin
Participation:Christopher Buchholz, Horst Buchholz, Myriam Bru, Simran Knaur-Khalsa, Heidi Dietrich
Production company:Say Cheese Productions GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Sandra Hacker, Christopher Buchholz
Producer (TV):Martina Zöllner, Kurt Schneider, Rolf Bergmann, Reinhard Griebner
Unit production manager:Steffie Ackermann
Shoot:2001-03.2004: Berlin
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:2612 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.08.2005, 103234, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.09.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 29.10.2006, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Horst Buchholz...mein Papa

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Original

Length:2612 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 01.08.2005, 103234, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Dokumente;
Kinostart (DE): 21.09.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 29.10.2006, Arte
 

Awards

Montageforum Film+ 2006
Bild-Kunst Schnitt Preis in der Kategorie Dokumentarfilm
 
Hugo Awards 2006
Goldene Plakette, Kategorie: Geschichte/Biografie
 

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