Märzmelodie

Märzmelodie

Deutschland 2007/2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Melodies of Spring

Anna lives in a dreary world, never having fulfilled her expectations. She is a primary school teacher on the edge of a nervous breakdown. Thilo is an actor, at least on his calling card. Already in his mid-thirties, he still dreams of the big breakthrough. To earn money he sells wine through a call centre, or at least he tries to. Valerie, an old acquaintance from Anna′s hometown, and her husband Moritz, Thilo′s best friend, try to bring their two despondent friends together and fix up a date between them. But the timing is bad. Anna babbles on about her love for teaching and learning and Thilo expounds on the virtues of the acting profession. They are both just kidding themselves, and yet something has clicked between them. The sharp screech of a passing streetcar painfully reminds Anna of the school bell and she runs off – not without first giving Thilo a quick kiss on the mouth. But this is only the beginning of a series of ups and downs in their new relationship…

What makes "Melodies of Spring" so special is that it is a "melodious love comedy". When the protagonists get that special feeling, they find the words coming out of their mouths are excerpts from original songs, as if the lyrics were a continuation of their dialogue. Director Martin Walz: "The people sing in the film when it simply bursts out of them. When they are so emotionally moved that words are no longer enough and they are overcome by their feelings – when their heart is on the tip of their tongue, as it were."

Source: 58. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Martin Walz
Screenplay:Martin Walz, Lars Hoeppner
Director of photography:Matthias Fleischer
Editing:Simone Klier
Music:Emil Viklický, Nikko Weidemann (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Jan Henrik StahlbergThilo Kranz
Alexandra NeldelAnna Brokate
Gode BenedixMoritz
Inga BuschValerie
Gedeon BurkhardFlorian
Jana PallaskeKatja
Günther Maria HalmerAnnas Vater
Veronika Nowag-JonesAnnas Mutter
Rolf Peter KahlCallcenter-Chef
Ralph HerforthWerbeagenturchef
Andreja SchneiderLehrerin Cornelia
Lina Hannah BierhoffEmily
Adriana AltarasPsychiaterin
Thomas MaiWeinlieferant
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Manuela Stehr

All Credits

Director:Martin Walz
Assistant director:Roman Brandt
Script supervisor:Julia Sagheb (Continuity)
Screenplay:Martin Walz, Lars Hoeppner
Director of photography:Matthias Fleischer
Assistant camera:Florian Ritter
Steadycam operator:Thomas Frischhut
Optical effects:Sven Pannicke
Still photography:Stephan Rabold
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai, Lena Dickmann
Lighting design:Björn Susen
Set design:Anina Diener (Szenenbild), Sandra Zimmerle (Szenenbild - Assistenz)
Property master:Andreas Horstmann
Stand-by props:Till Sennhenn
Title:Tomek Sadurski
Make-up artist:Britta Balcke, Michele Thevenet
Costume design:Gabriele Binder, Najad Kirchberger (Assistenz)
Editing:Simone Klier
Assistant editor:Nina Caspers
Sound editor:Adrian Baumeister (Dialoge)
Foley editor:Marcus Sujata
Sound design:Christian Conrad
Sound:Detlev Fichtner
Sound assistant:Elisabeth Schümann
Foley artist:Jörg Klinkenberg
Audio mixing:Tobias Fleig
Special effects:Roland Tropp, Sven Pannicke (Videoeffekte)
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Emil Viklický, Nikko Weidemann (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Jan Henrik StahlbergThilo Kranz
Alexandra NeldelAnna Brokate
Gode BenedixMoritz
Inga BuschValerie
Gedeon BurkhardFlorian
Jana PallaskeKatja
Günther Maria HalmerAnnas Vater
Veronika Nowag-JonesAnnas Mutter
Rolf Peter KahlCallcenter-Chef
Ralph HerforthWerbeagenturchef
Andreja SchneiderLehrerin Cornelia
Lina Hannah BierhoffEmily
Adriana AltarasPsychiaterin
Thomas MaiWeinlieferant
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:SevenPictures GmbH (Unterföhring), Sat.1 GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Manuela Stehr
Co-Producer:Stefan Gärtner, Alicia Rémirez
Producer (TV):Patrick Noel Simon (Sat.1)
Line producer:Ulli Neumann
Unit production manager:Chris Evert
Location manager:Jörg-Christian Engels, Gisela Emberger (Set)
Post-production:Andreas Dobers
Shoot:08.05.2007-13.06.2007: Berlin
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:2626 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.12.2007, 112447, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 07.02.2008

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Märzmelodie

Versions

Original

Length:2626 m, 96 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 07.12.2007, 112447, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 07.02.2008