Liegen lernen

Liegen lernen

Deutschland 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Learning to Lie

Helmut is a shy, awkward kid…and a bit naïve when it comes to girls. When Britta, the most gorgeous girl in his high-school class, finally notices him one day, he falls for her hard. Then she suddenly announces that she is moving to America to live with her father, and he is devastated. After months of writing letters to her, he finally accepts that she′ll never reply - but deep inside his heart he is unwilling to let her go.

Years later, Helmut stumbles from one failed love affair into the next. He′s become more confident, but never does he come close to realizing that the hurt he suffered at Britta′s hands and the pedestal on which he has placed her has made him incapable of committing himself to another woman…until Tina. A sharp, independent woman, Tina doesn′t fall for the hustle. She sees Helmut for who he really is…she′s got him pegged.

After two blissful years together Tina becomes pregnant. Helmut panics and runs without even understanding why. What he does understand is Tina′s ultimatum... it′s all or nothing, and he cannot imagine losing her. In this decisive moment it is to Britta that Helmut runs. Overwhelmed by the sense that there is still something needing to be finished, he needs to see her one last time...

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Credits

Director:Hendrik Handloegten
Screenplay:Hendrik Handloegten
Director of photography:Florian Hoffmeister
Editing:Elena Bromund
Music:Dieter Schleip, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Fabian BuschHelmut Hermes
Susanne BormannBritta
Fritzi HaberlandtGisela
Sophie RoisBarbara
Anka Lea SarstedtGloria
Birgit MinichmayrTina
Florian LukasMücke
Tino MewesDer lange Schäfer
Sebastian MünsterBeck
Beate AbrahamMutter Hermes
Wilfried DziallasVater Hermes
Uwe RohdeUwe
André MeyerRüdiger
Jean-Pierre CornuProfessor Mutter
Heinz SchubertOnkel Bertram
Mario KrügerLehrer Sudhoff
Norbert StößKellner in der "Letzten Instanz"
Iris HochbergerJutta
Peter SchrenkSchuldirektor
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Maria Köpf

All Credits

Director:Hendrik Handloegten
Screenplay:Hendrik Handloegten
based on:Frank Goosen (Roman)
Director of photography:Florian Hoffmeister
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Production design:Yeşim Zolan
Prop master:Sabine Schaaf, Ruth Barbara Wilbert
Construction manager:Glenn König
Make-up artist:Friderike Weber, Susanne Woerle-Jiritano
Costume design:Silke Faber, Lucia Faust
Editing:Elena Bromund
Sound design:Stefan Soltau
Sound:Arno Wilms
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer
Music:Dieter Schleip, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Fabian BuschHelmut Hermes
Susanne BormannBritta
Fritzi HaberlandtGisela
Sophie RoisBarbara
Anka Lea SarstedtGloria
Birgit MinichmayrTina
Florian LukasMücke
Tino MewesDer lange Schäfer
Sebastian MünsterBeck
Beate AbrahamMutter Hermes
Wilfried DziallasVater Hermes
Uwe RohdeUwe
André MeyerRüdiger
Jean-Pierre CornuProfessor Mutter
Heinz SchubertOnkel Bertram
Mario KrügerLehrer Sudhoff
Norbert StößKellner in der "Letzten Instanz"
Iris HochbergerJutta
Peter SchrenkSchuldirektor
  
Participation:Dr. Helmut Kohl
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Maria Köpf
Unit production manager:Tom Sternitzke
Shoot:05.08.2002-02.10.2002: Düsseldorf, Berlin, Essen, Köln, Witten
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:2385 m, 87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.07.2003, 94815, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 04.09.2003, Berlin, Coliseum;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 04.05.2006, Pro 7

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Liegen lernen

Versions

Original

Length:2385 m, 87 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.07.2003, 94815, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 04.09.2003, Berlin, Coliseum;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 04.05.2006, Pro 7
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2004
Lola, Beste Nebendarstellerin
 
Filmfest München 2003
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Drehbuch
 

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