Knallhart

Knallhart

Deutschland 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Tough Enough

Fifteen-year-old Michael Polischka is thrown into a gritty urban world when his mother breaks up with her rich doctor boyfriend. With little money of her own, Miriam is forced to move them into a dumpy apartment in a rough ethnic neighbourhood, far from the posh suburbs they had grown accustomed to. Beatings and extortion by a gang of violent bullies makes public high school miserable for Michael. Life at home isn't much better since he has to put up with the guys his pretty young mom entertains in her desperate search for a new man.

Michael learns the ropes about the neighbourhood from his likeable new buddies Crille and his younger half-brother Matze, a couple of neglected and undisciplined delinquents. Not only do they give Michael some street smarts, they also introduce him to petty crime, cutting class and drinking. A chance meeting with urbane crime lord Hamal and his henchman Barut turns Michael's life around. The thugs take him under their wing, protecting him from the high school gang. Michael's honest face makes him the perfect guy for drug deliveries to local dealers. The teenager handles the tension of these dangerous missions like a pro.

One day, a client waits for a delivery worth 80,000 Euro. Polischka makes the drop with his usual proficiency. But on the way back, Erol grabs the rucksack containing the cash from Polischka. The payment winds up on top of a train carriage and, in spite of a desperate search, cannot be retrieved. Polischka is now obliged to provide Hamal with some new proof of his loyalty. And this time the test won't just involve money.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Detlev Buck
Screenplay:Zoran Drvenkar, Gregor Tessnow
Director of photography:Kolja Brandt
Editing:Dirk Grau
Music:Bert Wrede
  
Cast: 
David KrossMichael Polischka
Jenny ElversMutter Miriam Polischka
Erhan EmreHamal
Oktay ÖzdemirErrol
Kida Khodr RamadanBarut
Arnel TaciCrille
Kai-Michael MüllerMatze
Hans LöwKommissar Gerber
Jan Henrik StahlbergDr. Klaus Peters
Amy MußulLisa
Georg FriedrichHolger Hagenbeck
Marc ZwinzStrippe
Henriette MüllerJule
Eva LöbauElke
Fabian KrügerRainer der Künstler
Stephan GrossmannHotte
Roland FlorstedtCaptain Nemo
Franziska JüngerSimone
Stefan KonarskeDirk
Roman KaminskiStubenwilli
Christian UlmenMann
  
Production company:Boje Buck Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Claus Boje

All Credits

Director:Detlev Buck
Assistant director:Christine Rogoll, David Gruschka (2. Regie-Assistenz)
Screenplay:Zoran Drvenkar, Gregor Tessnow
based on:Gregor Tessnow (Roman)
Director of photography:Kolja Brandt
Assistant camera:Dietmar Raiff, Max Kleber
2nd Camera unit:Sergio Gazzera, Francisco Dominges
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Set design:Daniel Ringwald, Udo Kramer (Szenenbild), Marie Pons (Set Dekoration), Maja Lena Pastor (Set Dekoration)
Prop master:Till Sennhenn
Property master:Cora Geissler
Make-up artist:Aylin Özbay, Adela Selzer
Costume design:Jale Kustaloglu
Editing:Dirk Grau
Assistant editor:Michael Baudi
Sound design:Dirk Jacob
Sound:Florian Niederleithinger
Sound assistant:Till Röllinghoff
Foley artist:Carsten Richter, Hanse Warns (Aufnahmen)
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Casting:Astrid Rosenfeld
Music:Bert Wrede
Music (other):Charlotte Goltermann (Beratung), Katrin Erichsen (Beratung), Max Spallek (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
David KrossMichael Polischka
Jenny ElversMutter Miriam Polischka
Erhan EmreHamal
Oktay ÖzdemirErrol
Kida Khodr RamadanBarut
Arnel TaciCrille
Kai-Michael MüllerMatze
Hans LöwKommissar Gerber
Jan Henrik StahlbergDr. Klaus Peters
Amy MußulLisa
Georg FriedrichHolger Hagenbeck
Marc ZwinzStrippe
Henriette MüllerJule
Eva LöbauElke
Fabian KrügerRainer der Künstler
Stephan GrossmannHotte
Roland FlorstedtCaptain Nemo
Franziska JüngerSimone
Stefan KonarskeDirk
Roman KaminskiStubenwilli
Christian UlmenMann
  
Production company:Boje Buck Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Arte (Köln)
Producer:Claus Boje
Producer (TV):Michael André, Andreas Schreitmüller
Line producer:Sonja Schmitt
Unit production manager:Jan Brandt
Location manager:Hakan Cirak, Frank Hein, Paul Dehn (Assistenz)
Shoot:30.06.2005-05.08.2005: Berlin
Original distributor:Delphi Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2710 m, 99 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 01.02.2006, 105083, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart: 09.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 26.02.2009, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Knallhart

Versions

Original

Length:2710 m, 99 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 01.02.2006, 105083, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart: 09.03.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 26.02.2009, ARD
 

Awards

Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 2007
Beste Filmmusik
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2006
Lola, Bester Schnitt
Lola in Silber (ex aequo >Requiem<), Bester Spielfilm
Lola, Beste Musik
 
IFF Berlin 2006
Label Europa Cinemas
FIPRESCI-Preis, Sektion Panorama
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll