Im Schwitzkasten

Im Schwitzkasten

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

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No Sweat

The recession’s got the people in a headlock. They are grappling, struggling, sweating, but there’s no escape. And while they are sweating, why not really sweat? So Toni, Karin, Dani, Monika and Norbert meet regularly every Thursday in the Berlin sauna "Schwitzkasten" (Sweatbox), run by the sister and brother team Nadine and Jost, to brood over the situation in the country and life in general while wallowing in mud pack and massage.


Toni, long-term jobless and impotent, has lost all confidence to return to his old profession. Karin, who has opened her own business, makes a nuisance of herself by trying to sell useless things to anyone who crosses her path. Stewardess Dani, who thinks the best is just about good enough for her, finds out that the world runs on different time when she’s out of work. Monika, incorrigible do-gooder, has enjoyed an academic education with the result that she goes on social welfare until she decides whether to marry and have kids or teach sewing to women in Rwanda. And finally there’s Norbert, the Goethe expert who writes the speeches for his wife, a liberal member of parliament. The microcosm of the sauna opens his eyes to the world as it really is. Will he at least have the courage to do something about it?

In his latest comedy Berlin-based Irish director Eoin Moore presents the naked truth about the state of the nation under the sign of the economic crisis.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Eoin Moore
Screenplay:Jens Köster, Eoin Moore, Sven S. Poser
Director of photography:Bernd Löhr
Editing:Antje Zynga, Eoin Moore
Music:Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt, Warner Poland
  
Cast: 
Christiane PaulNadinchen Molinski
Charly HübnerJost Molinski
Andreas SchmidtToni Neer
Esther ZimmeringDani Möller
Steffi KühnertKarin Lose
Laura TonkeMonika Stauffenberg
Edgar SelgeNorbert Reich
Franziska WalserAnja Reich
Kathleen Gallego ZapataSozialhilfeprüferin
Thorsten MertenSozialhilfeprüfer
Vera BaranyaiKatja Weber
Christine SchornÄltere Dame
Ezard HaußmannÄlterer Herr
Oliver MommsenRollenspieler
Alice DwyerKäthe Lose
Gabriela Maria SchmeidePolizistin
Martin HeislerFlugbegleiter
Bilhan DerinFlugbegleiterin
Rainer SellienMarkus
Adrian MooreAndi Lose
  
Production company:Moneypenny Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Anne Leppin, Sigrid Hoerner

All Credits

Director:Eoin Moore
Screenplay:Jens Köster, Eoin Moore, Sven S. Poser
Story:Esther Zimmering, Eoin Moore
Director of photography:Bernd Löhr
Optical effects:Neil Reynolds
Set design:Annette Lofy (Szenenbild)
Stand-by props:Lily Kiera
Make-up artist:Dörte Dobkowitz
Costume design:Simone Pätzold
Editing:Antje Zynga, Eoin Moore
Sound editor:Felix Rost (Originalton)
Editing (other):Dirk Grau (Schnitt-Mitarbeit), Nina Caspers (Schnitt-Mitarbeit)
Sound design:Holger Lehmann, Markus Glunz
Sound:Bernd von Bassewitz
Sound assistant:Padraic Mac Donnacha
Audio mixing:Robert Jäger
Miscellaneous:Charly Hübner (Mitarbeit), Steffi Kühnert (Mitarbeit), Christiane Paul (Mitarbeit), Andreas Schmidt (Mitarbeit), Edgar Selge (Mitarbeit), Laura Tonke (Mitarbeit)
Music:Kai-Uwe Kohlschmidt, Warner Poland
  
Cast: 
Christiane PaulNadinchen Molinski
Charly HübnerJost Molinski
Andreas SchmidtToni Neer
Esther ZimmeringDani Möller
Steffi KühnertKarin Lose
Laura TonkeMonika Stauffenberg
Edgar SelgeNorbert Reich
Franziska WalserAnja Reich
Kathleen Gallego ZapataSozialhilfeprüferin
Thorsten MertenSozialhilfeprüfer
Vera BaranyaiKatja Weber
Christine SchornÄltere Dame
Ezard HaußmannÄlterer Herr
Oliver MommsenRollenspieler
Alice DwyerKäthe Lose
Gabriela Maria SchmeidePolizistin
Martin HeislerFlugbegleiter
Bilhan DerinFlugbegleiterin
Rainer SellienMarkus
Adrian MooreAndi Lose
  
Production company:Moneypenny Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Anne Leppin, Sigrid Hoerner
Producer (TV):Lucas Schmidt
Unit production manager:Martin Heisler, Erwin M. Schmidt
Location manager:Hanno Olderdissen
Shoot:03.08.2004-12.2004: Berlin
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:2610 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.02.2006, 105126, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.10.2005, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart: 30.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.06.2007, ZDF

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Originaltitel (DE) Im Schwitzkasten

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Length:2610 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.02.2006, 105126, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.10.2005, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart: 30.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.06.2007, ZDF
 

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