In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

Deutschland 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

In Times of Fading Light

East Berlin in the early autumn of 1989. Wilhelm Powileit is grinning and bearing his 90th birthday with stoic indifference. There’s not much the old man hasn’t seen. A staunch communist for the past 75 years, he fled from Nazi Germany and lived in exile in Mexico. Meanwhile his stepson Kurt was arrested in Moscow as an alleged counter-revolutionary. After his return to East Germany, Wilhelm had only limited possibilities of a party career in the SED due to being an ‘émigré from the West’. But today the Young Pioneers are serenading him and he is being decorated with medals.

Whilst Wilhelm vehemently denies that his ideal of a better world was nothing but a fantasy and that the high hopes of yesteryear have been smothered by bureaucracy and fear, the younger generation is leaving the country. And cracks have appeared in his own family that are also beyond repair ... Screenwriter Wolfgang Kohlhaase, who last took part in the Berlinale Competition with "Als wir träumten" ("As we were dreaming") turns Eugen Ruge’s best-selling novel into a study of lost dreams. A cinematic portrait of society which uses the story of a disintegrating family to retrace the course of the twentieth century.

Quelle: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Katalog)

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Credits

Director:Matti Geschonneck
Screenplay:Wolfgang Kohlhaase
Director of photography:Hannes Hubach
Editing:Dirk Grau
  
Cast: 
Bruno GanzWillhelm Powileit
Hildegard SchmahlCharlotte Powileit
Sylvester GrothKurt Umnitzer
Evgenia DodinaIrina Umnitzer
Natalia BelitskiMelitta
Alexander FehlingSascha Umnitzer
Gabriela Maria SchmeideLisbeth
Stephan Grossmann Harry Zenk
Sophie PfennigstorfNolle
Angela WinklerStine Spier
Nina AntonovaKurts Schwiegermutter Nadeshda Iwanowna
Thorsten MertenTabbert
Alexander HörbeMählich
Friderikke-Maria HörbeAnita Mählich
Sarina RadomskiPionierleiterin
Stefan HaschkeSchlinger
Nadja EngelFrau Sondermann
Axel WandtkeBunke
Rike EckermannNachbarin
Jean Denis RömerLieferant
Pit BukowskiArbeiter
Inka Friedrich
  
Production company:Moovie - the art of entertainment GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Oliver Berben, Sarah Kirkegaard, Dieter Salzmann

All Credits

Director:Matti Geschonneck
Assistant director:Tim Wustrack
Screenplay:Wolfgang Kohlhaase
based on:Eugen Ruge (Roman)
Director of photography:Hannes Hubach
Production design:Bernd Lepel
Make-up artist:Grit Kosse, Uta Spikermann
Costume design:Sabine Greunig
Editing:Dirk Grau
Sound design:Linus Nickl
Sound:Rainer Plabst
Casting:Simone Bär
Music consultant:Pia Hoffmann (Music Supervisor), Christoph Becker (Music Supervisor)
  
Cast: 
Bruno GanzWillhelm Powileit
Hildegard SchmahlCharlotte Powileit
Sylvester GrothKurt Umnitzer
Evgenia DodinaIrina Umnitzer
Natalia BelitskiMelitta
Alexander FehlingSascha Umnitzer
Gabriela Maria SchmeideLisbeth
Stephan Grossmann Harry Zenk
Sophie PfennigstorfNolle
Angela WinklerStine Spier
Nina AntonovaKurts Schwiegermutter Nadeshda Iwanowna
Thorsten MertenTabbert
Alexander HörbeMählich
Friderikke-Maria HörbeAnita Mählich
Sarina RadomskiPionierleiterin
Stefan HaschkeSchlinger
Nadja EngelFrau Sondermann
Axel WandtkeBunke
Rike EckermannNachbarin
Jean Denis RömerLieferant
Pit BukowskiArbeiter
Inka Friedrich
  
Production company:Moovie - the art of entertainment GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Oliver Berben, Sarah Kirkegaard, Dieter Salzmann
Co-Producer:Reinhold Elschot
Producer (TV):Stefanie von Heywolff (ZDF)
Unit production manager:Ute Schnelting
Shoot:27.09.2016-04.11.2016: Berlin und Umgebung
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:101 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.04.2017, 167446, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 01.06.2017

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Originaltitel (DE) In Zeiten des abnehmenden Lichts

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Original

Length:101 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.04.2017, 167446, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 01.06.2017