Lea

Lea

Deutschland 1995/1996, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Lea" - a modern fairytale for adults - tells the story of an unusual and, in the end, tragic relationship between a traumatised girl from Slovakia and a former Foreign Legionnaire from Germany. Herbert Strehlow, a furniture restorer living on his own, comes to Slovakia in 1991 to sort out some property affairs.


Whilst there, he meets Lea who has not spoken since childhood. Strehlow falls in love with her because she looks amazingly like his late wife and buys her from her step-parents. He takes her away against her will with him to Germany and marries her. A relationship that is apparently doomed to failure. Gradually, each of them penetrates further and further into the mysterious sphere of the other one and senses that they are bound together by a kind of spiritual affinity.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Ivan Fíla
Assistant director:Marta Lachová-Borchert, Dana Haack
Script supervisor:Alena Miketukeva, Jamila Zajickova
Screenplay:Ivan Fíla
Director of photography:Vladimír Smutný
Assistant camera:Jan Horacek
Still photography:Tomki Nemec, Radovan Subin
Lighting design:Jaroslav Betka
Production design:Gatteo Josef Palguta
Set design:Petr Kunc, Ludvik Siroky
Prop master:Marek Sima, Pavel Chalupa, Radek Cerny, Milan Sebo, Dalibor Fixa
Make-up artist:Josef Lojik, Libuse Beranova
Costume design:Petra Kray
Editing:Ivana Davidová
Assistant editor:Libuse Roithova
Sound:Marcel Spisak
Sound assistant:Vojtech Vetrovec, Jiri Belik
Foley artist:Hans Walter Kramski
Audio mixing:Max Rammler-Rogall
Consultant:Ludmilla Hillebrand (Künstlerische Mitarbeit)
Special effects:Jif Zavrel
Stunt co-ordinator:Ladislav Lahoda, Pavel Vokoun
Music:Petr Hapka
  
Cast: 
Lenka VlasákováLea
Christian RedlHerbert Strehlow
Hanna SchygullaWanda
Miroslav DonutilGregor Palty
Udo KierBlock
Gerd LohmeyerPostbeamter
Tereza VetrovskáLea als Kind
Ivo GogálLeas Vater
Klára JirsákováLeas Mutter
Oliver StritzelArzt
Herman Van UlzenStandesbeamter
Zuzana KrónerováBeáta Palty
Soňa ValentováÄrztin
Mojmír KuceraJakub
Ján MelkovicFelix
Stano DanciakLadenbesitzer
  
Production company:Ivan Fila Filmproduktion (Frankfurt am Main), Avista Film Herbert Rimbach (München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Ivan Fíla, Herbert Rimbach
Producer (TV):Harald Herzog
Line producer:Alena Rimbach, Andrés Jauernick
Unit production manager:Silvia Dusch, Eliska Sekavova, Antonin Suchanek
Location manager:Pavel Franclik, Dierk Fechner, Zdenek Flidr
Production assistant:Jaroslav Zatka
Shoot:03.11.1995-28.04.1996: Prag, Süd- und Westböhmen, Slowakei, Bayern, Sylt, Dänemark
Original distributor:Arsenal Filmverleih Stefan Paul KG (Tübingen)
Funding:Bundesministerium des Innern (BMI), Bonn, Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim)
Length:2734 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.1996, 76210, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.1996, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 13.12.1999, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Lea

Versions

Original

Length:2734 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.10.1996, 76210, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 24.10.1996, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 13.12.1999, Arte