Hotel Lux

Hotel Lux

Deutschland 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Berlin in the 1930s. Comedian and cabaret star Hans Zeisig never fails to crack up his audiences with his Stalin-Hitler-show, performed with his close friend and acting partner Siegfried Meyer, a Jew. But with the political atmosphere changing, Meyer joins the Resistance. A few years later, the politically uninterested Zeisig is forced to flee after he gives shelter to Meyer′s beautiful Communist comrade Frida. He sets out for Hollywood, but makes it to Moscow instead, landing at the Hotel Lux. There, in the legendary "lost paradise" of the Comintern, he is mistaken for Hitler′s personal astrologer and must now play the part of Stalin′s personal astrologer. Going with the flow, he hopes to keep up his free-spirited, bohemian lifestyle. But he quickly realizes that he′s jumped from the frying pan into the fire: hidden microphones are recording every word, and Stalin starts to play a dangerous comedy with Zeisig. When Zeisig is reunited with Frida and his former stage partner Meyer, the three embark on an adventure that zigzags between love, death and unbelievable chutzpah...

"Hotel Lux" pokes fun at both the Nazi regime and Stalin′s regime of terror, masterfully merging a screwball comedy in the best Lubitsch-style with tragic elements reminiscent of LA "Vita è bella". The film boasts a screenplay full of twists and turns and superb performances.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Leander Haußmann
Screenplay:Leander Haußmann
Director of photography:Hagen Bogdanski
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Music:Ralf Wengenmayr
  
Cast: 
Michael HerbigHans Zeisig
Jürgen VogelSiggi Meyer
Thekla ReutenFrida von Oorten
Alexander SenderovichNikolai Jeschow
Valery GrishkoJosef Stalin
Juraj KukuraWassili Ulrich
Sebastian BlombergKarl-Heinz Müller
Axel WandtkeWalter Ulbricht
Steffi KühnertLotte Kühn
Matthias BrennerWilhelm Pieck
Robert DölleJ.R. Becher
Josef OstendorfMama
Thomas ThiemeGeorgi Dimitroff
Gennadi VengerovUpit
Johann Adam OestValetti
Daniel WiemerKurt Funk
Karl-Friedrich PraetoriusJan Hansen
Sibylle CanonicaFrau Platten
Uwe-Dag BerlinHubert Kessel
Steffen ScheumannStalins 2. Übersetzer
Jaymes ButlerJoe
Samir OsmanVierschrotiger
  
Production company:Bavaria Pictures GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach, Corinna Eich

All Credits

Director:Leander Haußmann
Assistant director:Christopher Doll
Screenplay:Leander Haußmann
based on:Uwe Timm, Volker Einrauch
Story:Helmut Dietl
Director of photography:Hagen Bogdanski
Assistant camera:Johnny Feurer
Steadycam operator:Robert Patzelt
Optical effects:Sacha Bertram
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Lighting design:Janosch Voss
Key grip:Jürgen Zarda
Set dresser:Anne-Marie Otte, Ulrike Eversmeier, Markus Hasler, Anuchai Wolfgang Dodo Lilienthal, Manuel Hess
Set design:Uli Hanisch (Szenenbild), Gabriele Wolff (Set Decorator)
Property master:Simon Boucherie, Ben Sidon
Stand-by props:Eckart Fritz
Make-up artist:Kitty Kratschke, Georg Korpás, Katharina Nädelin
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf
Costumes:Sarah Raible
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Editing (other):Jörg Elsner (Dialogschnitt)
Sound design:Mario Hubert, Heiko Müller
Sound:Frank Kruse
Foley artist:Roland Platz
Audio mixing:Benjamin Rosenkind
Special effects:Bernd Wildau, Michael Apling, Ronny Klost
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Ralf Wengenmayr
  
Cast: 
Michael HerbigHans Zeisig
Jürgen VogelSiggi Meyer
Thekla ReutenFrida von Oorten
Alexander SenderovichNikolai Jeschow
Valery GrishkoJosef Stalin
Juraj KukuraWassili Ulrich
Sebastian BlombergKarl-Heinz Müller
Axel WandtkeWalter Ulbricht
Steffi KühnertLotte Kühn
Matthias BrennerWilhelm Pieck
Robert DölleJ.R. Becher
Josef OstendorfMama
Thomas ThiemeGeorgi Dimitroff
Gennadi VengerovUpit
Johann Adam OestValetti
Daniel WiemerKurt Funk
Karl-Friedrich PraetoriusJan Hansen
Sibylle CanonicaFrau Platten
Uwe-Dag BerlinHubert Kessel
Steffen ScheumannStalins 2. Übersetzer
Jaymes ButlerJoe
Samir OsmanVierschrotiger
  
Production company:Bavaria Pictures GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
in co-production with:Colonia Media Filmproduktions GmbH (Köln), herbX film GmbH (München), LI Produktions GmbH & Co. KG (DE), Little Shark Entertainment GmbH (Köln), Pirol Film Production (München), Beeplex Film Productions (?), BSI International Invest (Hamburg), Rainer Windhager Film Production (DE), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), ARD Degeto Film (Frankfurt am Main)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Bavaria Fernsehproduktion GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Bavaria Film GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Producer:Günter Rohrbach, Corinna Eich
Co-Producer:Michael Herbig, Barbara Seiller, Tom Spiess, Matthias Triebel, Oliver Vogel, Burkhard von Schenk
Producer (TV):Barbara Buhl (WDR), Gebhard Henke (WDR), Hubert von Spreti (BR), Jörn Klamroth (ARD Degeto), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Executive producer:Matthias Esche, Jan S. Kaiser
Producer:Lena Arens
Line producer:Anne Leppin, Gilbert Möhler
Unit production manager:Mark Nolting
Location manager:Michael Wanka, Tina Bockeloh (Motiv), Sandro Silva (Set)
Shoot:12.10.2010-16.12.2010: Berlin, Köln
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Length:2815 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.10.2011, 129747, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2011;
Uraufführung (IT): 29.10.2011, Rom, Film Festival

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Hotel Lux

Versions

Original

Length:2815 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.10.2011, 129747, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2011;
Uraufführung (IT): 29.10.2011, Rom, Film Festival
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2012
Bester Film (ex aequo >Halt auf freier Strecke<)
 
FBW 2011
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll