Madonnen

Madonnen

Deutschland / Belgien / Schweiz 2005-2007, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Madonnas

Wanted for theft, Rita flees to Belgium with her baby. She manages to find her real father there, whom she never met, but he has a new wife and children and cannot take her in. The Belgian police arrest her and deport her to Germany, where she is sentenced to a long prison term. Rita′s other four children live with her mother Isabella during this time, but she is too busy working, and the oldest daughter Fanny has to take on the responsibility for them. When Rita is released from prison, she takes back her children. With the aid of Marc, a US soldier stationed in Germany, she develops something like normal family life. But when Marc is to be transferred back to America, Rita′s entire life is thrown off balance.

Writer/director Maria Speth: "Everybody seems to know what a mother is supposed to do and what not. And when she infringes upon these role expectations, massive sanctions are imposed on her. With a view to this, the film gradually unveils a portrait of a woman who claims her mother was never a mother to her. But then she herself has one child after the other and foists them all off on her mother, forcing her to take on the role she denied Rita. Rita′s story thus reflects the plight of past and future generations. Will Rita′s eldest daughter too claim one day that she was never a mother to her?"

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Maria Speth
Script supervisor:Björn Berger, Eva Zinser
Screenplay:Maria Speth
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Production design:Marion Foradori, Igor Gabriel, Tim Pannen
Prop master:Michael Kalden, Friederike Berthold
Make-up artist:Monika Münnich, Ljiljana Müller
Costume design:Birgit Kilian
Editing:Dietmar Kraus, Ludo Troch, Dörte Völz, Maria Speth
Sound design:Erik Mischijew, Matz Müller
Sound:Laurent Barbey, Ruedi Guyer
Audio mixing:Thomas Gauder
Casting:Nina Haun, Patrick Hella, Verena S. Freytag (Kinder & männl. Hauptrolle)
Music (other):Martin Hossbach (Musikberatung/Lizensierung)
  
Cast: 
Sandra HüllerRita
Luisa SappeltFanny
Coleman Orlando SwintonMarc
Susanne LotharIsabella
Gerti DrasslHanna
Olivier GourmetJérome Vassé
Ariana LewisIsa
Kenneth UhlePaul
Elli GötzeMaggie
Martin GoossensPhilippe Vassé
Isabelle SoupartValérie Vassé
Jérémie SegardLouis Vassé
  
Production company:Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Cineworx (Basel), Les _Films du Fleuve (Lüttich), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Schweizer Fernsehen für die deutsche und rätoromanische Schweiz (SF DRS) (Zürich)
Producer:Christoph Friedel
Co-Producer:Pascal Trächslin, Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne, Olivier Bronckhart
Producer (TV):Claudia Tronnier, Susann Wach-Rosza
Executive producer:Claudia Steffen
Unit production manager:Dorissa Berninger
Location manager:Matthias Ruppelt
Shoot:07.2005-12.2005: Frankfurt am Main und Umgebung, Ostende
Original distributor:Peripher Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Hessische Filmförderung (Frankfurt am Main), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Centre du Cinéma et de l' Audiovisuel de la Communauté Française de la Belgique (Brüssel), Eurimages (Brüssel), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:125 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 06.12.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.07.2009, ZDF

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Originaltitel (DE) Madonnen

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Original

Length:125 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2007, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 06.12.2007;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 27.07.2009, ZDF
 

Awards

Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2007
Bester Spielfilm
 
IFF Mar del Plata 2007
Silberner Astor, Beste Darstellerin
 

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