Layla Fourie

Layla Fourie

Deutschland / Südafrika / Frankreich / Niederlande 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Layla is a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg, getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security. On her way to her new workplace she is involved in an accident which will fundamentally change her life. Layla becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. The truth could lead to the loss of her son.

For her third feature film Pia Marais - who has lived in Berlin for many years - returned to South Africa where she grew up to make this classic thriller. She uses the genre to take a look at a country which still bears the scars of apartheid. In this way, everyday life in South Africa enhances the tension in the screenplay which she co-wrote with Horst Markgraf.

Almost casually, "Layla Fourie" develops into a political thriller which takes the audience into the paranoia, fear and mistrust of a society that is still profoundly affected by racial conflict.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Pia Marais
Screenplay:Pia Marais, Horst Markgraf
Director of photography:André Chemetoff
Editing:Chris Teerink, Mona Bräuer
Music:Bachar Khalife
  
Cast: 
Rayna CampbellLayla Fourie
August DiehlEugene Pienaar
Rapule HendricksKane
Terry NortonConstanza Viljoen
Rapulana SeiphemoSipho Khumalo
Jeroen KranenburgGerrit Viljoen
David MelloPetrus
Gérard RudolfVan Niekerk
Yûho YamashitaSuzy
Jeanne Balibar
  
Production company:Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen

All Credits

Director:Pia Marais
Assistant director:Eva Franzen
Screenplay:Pia Marais, Horst Markgraf
Director of photography:André Chemetoff
Still photography:Martin Menke
Lighting design:Sven Meyer
Production design:Petra Barchi
Art director:Sam Ramosuku
Make-up artist:Chiara Minchio, Marc Crisp
Costume design:Maleen Nokel
Editing:Chris Teerink, Mona Bräuer
Sound design:Bruno Tarrière
Sound:Herman Pieete
Audio mixing:Bruno Tarrière
Music:Bachar Khalife
  
Cast: 
Rayna CampbellLayla Fourie
August DiehlEugene Pienaar
Rapule HendricksKane
Terry NortonConstanza Viljoen
Rapulana SeiphemoSipho Khumalo
Jeroen KranenburgGerrit Viljoen
David MelloPetrus
Gérard RudolfVan Niekerk
Yûho YamashitaSuzy
Jeanne Balibar
  
Production company:Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Spier Films (Kapstadt), Topkapi Films (Amsterdam), DV8 Films (Johannesburg), Cinema Defacto (Paris), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Christoph Friedel, Claudia Steffen
Co-Producer:Michael Auret, Tom Dercourt, Frans van Gestel, Jeremy Nathan, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings
Producer (TV):Georg Steinert (Arte), Andrea Hanke (WDR)
Line producer:Moroba Nkawe
Unit production manager:Gail Overton, Katja Christochowitz (Deutschland)
Location manager:Stefan Neugebauer, Simon Raphael Louwen
Shoot:05.03.2012-30.05.2012: KwaZulu Natal, Johannesburg, Südafrika, Köln
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Centre National du Cinéma et de l’Image Animée (Paris), The Netherlands Film Fund (Amsterdam), Department: Trade and Industry Repuplic of South Africa (Kapstadt), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.06.2013, 139408, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.07.2013

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Originaltitel (DE) Layla Fourie

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Length:112 min
Format:DCP, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.06.2013, 139408, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 04.07.2013
 

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