Kaddisch für einen Freund

Kaddisch für einen Freund

Deutschland 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Kaddish for a Friend

Growing up in a Palestinian refugee camp, the 14-year-old Ali Messalam learned to hate Jews at an early age. After escaping Lebanon, he and his family end up in Berlin-Kreuzberg. Here, he tries to fit in and longs for nothing more than to be accepted by his fellow Arab youths. But to gain this recognition, he has to prove himself. In a test of courage, he breaks into the apartment of his Russian neighbor
Alexander Zamskoy, an 84-year-old Jewish WWII veteran. But Ali’s “friends” follow him into the apartment and vandalize the old man’s home with abandon. Alexander only recognizes Ali when he returns home earlier than expected and reports him to the police. To avoid being sentenced and deported, Ali is forced to seek out closeness to his enemy…
"Kaddish for a friend" is a tragicomic story about friendship, trust and the art of forgiveness.

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Credits

Director:Leo Khasin
Screenplay:Leo Khasin
Director of photography:Mathias Schöningh
Editing:Horst Reiter
Music:Dieter Schleip, Fabian Römer
  
Cast: 
Neil BelakhdarAli
Ryszard RonczewskiAlexander
Neil Malik AbdullahWalid
Sanam AfrashtehMouna
Kida Khodr RamadanMahmoud
Younes Hussein RamadanYounes
Heinz W. KrückebergIsja
Anna BöttcherSchwester Sabine
Cemal SubaşıBilal
Faruk FakhroMomo
Celine ArtucFatimah
Aliya ArtucYasemin
Larisa KhasinSofia Entina
Margret VölkerGisela Fricke
Joachim NimtzKomissar Doll
Gode BenedixKommissar Jürgens
Erhan EmreAabid Sahawi
Victor ChoulmanKoldnitzer
Michelle FischerKim
Stefan MerkiStaatsanwalt
Robert SpitzRabbiner
Fritz RothPeter Schepperd
Wiebke PulsJugendrichterin
Viktoria SlavinaTanzlehrerin
  
Production company:SiMa Film GbR (München)
Producer:Martin Bach

All Credits

Director:Leo Khasin
Assistant director:Antonia Molter
Screenplay:Leo Khasin
Director of photography:Mathias Schöningh
Assistant camera:Facundo Altube
Production design:Maximilian Lange, Olivier Meidinger (Berlin)
Make-up artist:Maxie Piper, Silke Dotzauer
Costume design:Tina Sorge
Editing:Horst Reiter
Sound:Thorsten Bolzé
Sound assistant:Attila Makai
Music:Dieter Schleip, Fabian Römer
  
Cast: 
Neil BelakhdarAli
Ryszard RonczewskiAlexander
Neil Malik AbdullahWalid
Sanam AfrashtehMouna
Kida Khodr RamadanMahmoud
Younes Hussein RamadanYounes
Heinz W. KrückebergIsja
Anna BöttcherSchwester Sabine
Cemal SubaşıBilal
Faruk FakhroMomo
Celine ArtucFatimah
Aliya ArtucYasemin
Larisa KhasinSofia Entina
Margret VölkerGisela Fricke
Joachim NimtzKomissar Doll
Gode BenedixKommissar Jürgens
Erhan EmreAabid Sahawi
Victor ChoulmanKoldnitzer
Michelle FischerKim
Stefan MerkiStaatsanwalt
Robert SpitzRabbiner
Fritz RothPeter Schepperd
Wiebke PulsJugendrichterin
Viktoria SlavinaTanzlehrerin
  
Production company:SiMa Film GbR (München)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
in association with:Nostro Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Martin Bach
Co-Producer:Pit Krause
Producer (TV):Lucia Keuter (WDR), Jochen M. Randig (WDR), Birgit Metz (BR), Georg Steinert (Arte)
Unit production manager:Jörg-Christian Engels, Anett Grünbeck, Rainer Jeskulke
Location manager:Jörg Winterling, Marko Hofmann (Motiv), Walter Erbe (Set)
Shoot:14.07.2010-24.08.2010: München, Berlin
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:2562 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.03.2011, 126995, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 27.10.2011, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 15.03.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Kaddisch für einen Freund

Versions

Original

Length:2562 m, 94 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.03.2011, 126995, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 27.10.2011, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 15.03.2012
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2013
Lola, Bester Kinderfilm
 
Fernsehfilm-Festival Baden-Baden 2012
MFG-Star
 
Kirchliches Filmfestival, Recklinghausen 2012
1. Preis
 
FBW 2011
Prädikat: wertvoll