Kopfüber

Kopfüber

Deutschland 2011-2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Upsidedown

Ten-year-old Sascha gives his mother a very hard time. He lives with her and two older siblings in an estate on the outskirts of town. The endless complaints about Sascha’s behaviour mean that things are often tense at home. Sascha is in the habit of stealing. He also lies, is short-tempered and simply refuses to abide by any agreements. This is not to say the boy doesn’t have his good points: he’s a whizz at repairing bicycles. Moreover, he and his friend Elli love cruising the district in search of different sounds they can mix into musical-acoustic pieces.

When he looks set to fail school altogether his mother seeks help. A social worker decides Sascha needs medical assistance and doctors prescribe him pills for ADHD. The medication works wonders: things are soon fine again at school and the police no longer darken their door. Sascha is suddenly a model of calm obedience – so much so that even his long-suffering Mum becomes somewhat suspicious.

Something is missing. Elli manages to put her finger on what it is: she’s noticed that her friend is no longer able to laugh.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Bernd Sahling
Screenplay:Anja Tuckermann, Bernd Sahling
Director of photography:Anne Misselwitz
Assistant camera:Torsten Schimmer, Julius Wirsching
2nd Camera unit:Henning Gebhardt
Lighting design:Henning Gebhardt
Gaffer:Julius Wirsching
Production design:Dirk Waldeck
Property master:Silvia Fischer
Stand-by props:Julia Friebe
Make-up artist:Katrin Lehmann
Costume design:Marion Salzmann
Editing:Jörg Hauschild
Sound editor:Christoph Ulbich (Dialoge)
Sound:Jörg Theil
Casting:Doris Borkmann, Salka Poeschel Garcia-Courtoy
Music:Ralf R. Ollertz
  
Cast: 
Inka FriedrichFrau Mertens
Marcel HoffmannSascha
Frieda-Anna LehmannElli
Claudius von StolzmannFrank
Benjamin SeidelDaniel
Jolina SimpsonMandy
Antje WiddraFrau Kunze
  
Production company:Neue Mediopolis Filmproduktion GmbH (Leipzig)
in co-production with:Arri Film & TV (München), steelecht GmbH (Offenbach am Main)
Producer:Jörg Rothe
Co-Producer:Antonio Exacoustos jr., Franz Kraus, David P. Steel
Executive producer:Hans-Christian Hess
Line producer:Alexander Ris
Location manager:Olaf Kirbach, Peter Nick (Set)
Production coordinator:Verena Radke
Shoot:27.09.2011-11.11.2011: Jena
Original distributor:Alpha Medienkontor GmbH (Weimar)
Funding:Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig)
Length:94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 12.04.2013, 135561, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Generation Kplus;
Kinostart (DE): 07.11.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Kopfüber
Arbeitstitel (DE) Das verlorene Lachen

Versions

Original

Length:94 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 12.04.2013, 135561, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Generation Kplus;
Kinostart (DE): 07.11.2013
 

Awards

FBW 2013
Prädikat: wertvoll
 

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