Jeder stirbt für sich allein

Jeder stirbt für sich allein

Deutschland / Großbritannien / Frankreich 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Alone in Berlin

Berlin in June of 1940. While Nazi propaganda celebrates the regime's victory over France, a kitchen-cum-living room in Prenzlauer Berg is filled with grief. Anna and Otto Quangel's son has been killed at the front. This working class couple had long believed in the 'Führer' and followed him willingly, but now they realise that his promises are nothing but lies and deceit. They begin writing postcards as a form of resistance and in a bid to raise awareness: Stop the war machine! Kill Hitler! Putting their lives at risk, they distribute these cards in the entrances of tenement buildings and in stairwells. But the SS and the Gestapo are soon onto them, and even their neighbours pose a threat.

Completed in four weeks of feverish writing in the autumn of 1946, Hans Fallada's (1893–1947) last novel memorialises Otto and Elise Hampel who resisted the Nazis between 1940 and 1943 and were beheaded for their actions. The novel – which has been adapted for the screen several times – is regarded as an authentic testimonial of daily life in Berlin under the Nazis. A quietly persuasive eulogy to human courage and dignity in an atmosphere of surveillance and intimidation.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Vincent Perez
Screenplay:Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez
Director of photography:Christophe Beaucarne
Editing:François Gédigier
Music:Alexandre Desplat
  
Cast: 
Emma ThompsonAnna Quangel
Brendan GleesonOtto Quangel
Daniel BrühlKommissar Escherich
Mikael PersbrandtStandartenführer Prall
Monique ChaumetteFrau Rosenthal
Joachim BissmeierRichter Fromm
Katrin PollittEva Kluge
Katharina SchüttlerClaire Gehrich
Lars RudolphEnno Kluge
Uwe PreussPersicke
Daniel SträßerKriminal-Oberassistent Zott
Rainer EggerBarkhausen
Louis HofmannHans Quangel
Marko DyrlichAnselm Koch
Farina FlebbeUrsula Kraft
Rainer ReinersKaufmann
Dietmar RüttigerJosef Keller
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin), Master Movies (FR), FilmWave (London)
Producer:Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Marco Pacchioni, James Schamus, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass

All Credits

Director:Vincent Perez
Screenplay:Achim von Borries, Vincent Perez
Co-author:Bettine von Borries
based on:Hans Fallada (Roman)
Director of photography:Christophe Beaucarne
Production design:Jean-Vincent Puzos
Make-up artist:Lena Lazzarotto, Olivier Ziem-Schwerdt, Julia Lechner, Anna Sophie Evenkamp, Dörte Eben, Frauke Pira, Henny Zimmer
Costume design:Nicole Fischnaller
Editing:François Gédigier
Sound editor:Lee Herrick
Sound:Roland Winke
Audio mixing:Roland Winke
Casting:Jina Jay, Simone Bär
Music:Alexandre Desplat
  
Cast: 
Emma ThompsonAnna Quangel
Brendan GleesonOtto Quangel
Daniel BrühlKommissar Escherich
Mikael PersbrandtStandartenführer Prall
Monique ChaumetteFrau Rosenthal
Joachim BissmeierRichter Fromm
Katrin PollittEva Kluge
Katharina SchüttlerClaire Gehrich
Lars RudolphEnno Kluge
Uwe PreussPersicke
Daniel SträßerKriminal-Oberassistent Zott
Rainer EggerBarkhausen
Louis HofmannHans Quangel
Marko DyrlichAnselm Koch
Farina FlebbeUrsula Kraft
Rainer ReinersKaufmann
Dietmar RüttigerJosef Keller
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin), Master Movies (FR), FilmWave (London)
in co-production with:Pathé Cinema (Paris), Buffalo Films (GB DE FR), Alone in Berlin Ltd. (DE GB FR), WS Filmproduktion (DE)
in association with:LipSynch Productions LLP (London)
Producer:Stefan Arndt, Uwe Schott, Marco Pacchioni, James Schamus, Paul Trijbits, Christian Grass
Co-Producer:Romain Le Grand
Executive producer:Michael Scheel, Alison Thompson, Norman Merry, Peter Hampden
Associate producer:Jonathan Blumental, Laila Tahhar
Shoot:13.04.2015-03.06.2015: Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutsch-Französische Förderkommission (DE FR), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Canal + (Paris), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (Paris)
Length:100 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2016, 161881, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 17.11.2016

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Jeder stirbt für sich allein
Weiterer Titel (DE) Alone in Berlin

Versions

Original

Length:100 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2016, 161881, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 17.11.2016