Love the Hard Way

Love the Hard Way

Deutschland 2000/2001, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Claire, a brilliant graduate student, is searching for the answers to life′s questions in the quiet logic of her biology laboratory. One day at the local cinema, she meets a mysterious young man named Jack. Claire is intrigued by his style, his surly demeanor, and the sense of danger that surrounds him.

Jack is, in fact, a bona-fide con artist. With his loyal partner Charlie and two struggling actresses, he runs a regular scam conning foreign businessmen. But he also has a secret side beneath his tough surface - a passion for antiquarian books and a dream of one day writing a novel. Jack is thoroughly charmed by Claire′s hopefulness, purity, and curiosity about life.
An unlikely romance begins between the innocent college co-ed Claire and the hard-boiled Jack. But Jack won′t allow anyone to get too close and retreats behind his tough exterior. Abandoned and confused, Claire begins to neglect her studies and throws herself info a self-destructive downward spiral.
Jack tries to ignore her and concentrate on his scams. But detective Linda Meier is on to him. Jack and Charlie barely escape by the skin of their teeth. Once so self-assured and coolly confident, Jack finds his world crumbling. His emotions, once fully under his control, are tugging him into strange territory. Claire has affected him more profoundly than he ever expected. Only when Jack and Claire both hit rock-bottom can Jack admit how much she reall means to him.

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Credits

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Director:Peter Sehr
Assistant director:Kevin J. Moore
Screenplay:Peter Sehr, Marie Noëlle
based on:Shuo Wang (Roman "Yi ban shi yan, yi ban shi hai")
Director of photography:Guy Dufaux
Camera operator:Will Arnot
Assistant camera:Ruth Sergel
Clapper loader:Alisa M. Colley
Steadycam operator:Will Arnot
Still photography:Abbot Genser
Lighting design:Andy Day
Dolly grip:Lamont Crawford
Set design:Debbie DeVilla (Szenenbild), Peter Yesair
Prop master:Jeffrey Rollins
Construction manager:Robert M. Andres
Make-up artist:Nuria Sitja, Claus Lulla, Waldemar Pokromski (Beratung)
Costume design:Kathryn Nixon
Hairdresser:Waldemar Pokromski
Editing:Christian Nauheimer
Sound:Michael Barosky
Sound assistant:Jean Gilliland
Foley artist:Jo Fürst
Audio mixing:Tschangis Chahrokh, Michael Hinreiner
Stunt co-ordinator:Pete Bucossi
Casting:Ellen Parks, Sabine Schroth
Music:Dahoud Darien, Susan Jacobs (Überwachung)
Lyrics:Jan Peterson ("End of the Line")
  
Cast: 
Adrien BrodyJack
Charlotte AyannaClaire
Jon SedaCharlie
August DiehlJeff
Pam GrierLinda
Liza Jessie PetersonPamela
Elizabeth RegenSue
Katherine MoennigDebbie
Joey KernFitzgerald
Jonathan HadaryBoris
  
Production company:Vif Babelsberger Filmproduktion GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in co-production with:P'Artisan Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in association with:TiMe Film- und TV-Produktions GmbH (Potsdam), Open City Films (New York)
Producer:Wolfram Tichy
Co-Producer:Jason Kliot, Joana Vicente
Executive producer:Peter Sehr, Marie Noëlle
Line producer:Jay Cannold
Associate producer:Jayne Belliveau
Unit production manager:Saskia Rifkin
Production supervisor:Marco Mehlitz, Gretchen McGowan
Location manager:Hilary Walker
Shoot:29.10.2000-20.12.2000: New York, Montréal
Original distributor:Ottfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2842 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Technicolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.11.2002, 92421, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2002, Berlin, IFF - German Films;
Aufführung (CH): 07.08.2002, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 20.01.2007, Bayern 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Love the Hard Way

Versions

Original

Length:2842 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Technicolor, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.11.2002, 92421, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2002, Berlin, IFF - German Films;
Aufführung (CH): 07.08.2002, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2003;
TV-Erstsendung: 20.01.2007, Bayern 3
 

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2002
Regiepreis, Beste Regie
 
IFF Locarno 2001
Silberner Leopard
 

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