Lieber Fidel. Maritas Geschichte

Lieber Fidel. Maritas Geschichte

Deutschland 2000, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Dear Fidel - Marita′s Story

In 1959, the 19-year-old Marita Lorenz fell madly in love with Fidel Castro when the victor of the revolution came on board the German cruise ship "Berlin". After eight months of love and happiness, Fidel loses interest in her.

Her happiness turns into a nightmare when she loses her child because of a forced abortion in the sixth month of her pregnancy. She lets herself be recruited by the CIA, which wants to get her to kill the revolutionary leader. But she betrays her mission - "love was stronger," says the now 61-year-old Marita. She lands between the fronts of a dirty war. Working for the CIA, she gets to know later Kennedy assassin Lee Harvey Oswald. She spies for the FBI, moves in high Mafia circles and constantly changes fronts. Now she lives as an impoverished pensioner in New York and wants to go back to Fidel. But what will Fidel say, will she be able to enter Cuba at all?
Dear Fidel - Marita′s Story is a political thriller about a very personal, moving and bizarre journey through the turmoil of the Cold War from Bremen via New York and Miami to Havana.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Wilfried Huismann
Screenplay:Wilfried Huismann
Director of photography:Reinhard Gossmann
Assistant camera:René Begas
Steadycam operator:Markus Gerlach
Still photography:Ute Langkafel, Marci Beckerman
Titles / Opticals:Wieslaw Prus
Editing:Margot Löhlein, Kirsten Becker
Sound:Thomas Schmidt
Sound assistant:Helmut Tengler
Sound mixer:Markus Heimeshoff
Foley artist:Werner Mothes
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Research:Konrad Eger, Gabriella Spierer, Gus Russo
Music:Klaus Doldinger
Participation:Harold Austin, Henry K. Ell, Dave Townsend
Voice:Bernd Hahn, Hannelore Hoger, Otto Sander, Volker Niederfahrenhorst, Nina Hoger, Justus Fritzsche, Jörg Löw, Luise Maria Kühne-Tavera, Ralf Peters
Production company:Sur Films (Bremen)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:Canal + (Paris)
Producer:Yvonne Ruocco, Detlef Ziegert
Producer (TV):Heribert Blondiau
Unit production manager:Bettina Kapune, Karl Bernhard Koepsell, Yvonne Ruocco, Myriam Mateos
Location manager:Gabriella Spierer (USA), Zaneta McGahn (USA), Marcel Beckermann (USA), Francisco Herrern (Kuba), Anna Ruiz (Kuba)
Shoot:: Deutschland, New York, Cuba
Original distributor:Pegasos Filmverleih und Produktions GmbH (Köln + Frankfurt am Main)
Subsequent distributor:Kinowelt Home Entertainment GmbH (Leipzig)
Funding:Filmbüro Bremen e.V. (Bremen), Filmbüro Nordrhein-Westfalen e.V. (Mühlheim), Bremer Innovations-Agentur (BIA) (Bremen)
Length:2640 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2000, 86277, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.2000;
TV-Erstsendung: 16.04.2001, ARD

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Lieber Fidel. Maritas Geschichte

Versions

Original

Length:2640 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 31.10.2000, 86277, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.2000;
TV-Erstsendung: 16.04.2001, ARD