Mitte Ende August

Mitte Ende August

Deutschland 2007-2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sometime in August

Happy and in love, Thomas and Hanna arrive at their new country cottage where they plan to spend the summer. But then Thomas′ brother Friedrich unexpectedly arrives – his wife and child have just left him. After initial difficulties with Friedrich′s reserved manner, Hanna begins to appreciate his reliability and responsibility – virtues one would not necessarily associate with witty, anarchistic Thomas. The next day Hanna picks up her goddaughter Augustine from Berlin. The four of them now work on the house, swim in the lake, play guitar. The more time they spend together, the clearer it becomes that silly billy Thomas persists in behaving like a teenager, while Hanna and Friedrich work on the house in tacit intimacy as if they were the parents of two adolescents. An éclat is inevitable …

Writer/director Sebastian Schipper: "I was looking for a book. When I opened ′Elective Affinities′, it was less with the thrill of anticipation than just needing a holiday read. I was always a devotee of the failed and the outcasts. Büchner. Heine. Kleist. Hölderlin. Goethe? For me a triumphator. A victor. Rich. Politician. A CDU man. But it′s completely different. Light. Bright. Little furniture, lots of room. At the beach I keep getting up and taking a few steps. Then I quickly return, amazed and excited. Before I know it, it′s decided: this will be my next film."

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Sebastian Schipper
Assistant director:Stojan Petrov
Script supervisor:Kerstin Wahrlich
Screenplay:Sebastian Schipper
based on:Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Frei nach dem Roman "Wahlverwandschaften")
Director of photography:Frank Blau
Assistant camera:Christian Datum
Titles / Opticals:Lena Dickmann
Lighting design:Jan Zscheile
Set design:Tamo Kunz (Szenenbild)
Property master:Peter Naguib
Stand-by props:Maike Sudholz
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer, Alexandra Lebedynski
Costume design:Silke Faber
Editing:Horst Reiter
Assistant editor:Anouchka Tatjana Malnovic
Sound editor:Fabian Schmidt (Dialoge), Christoph Ulbrich (Geräusche)
Sound design:Frank Kruse
Sound:Frank Kruse
Sound assistant:Till Röllinghoff
Foley artist:Jörg Klinkenberg, Hanse Warns (Mischung)
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Casting:Bernhard Karl, Anja Dihrberg
Music:Vic Chesnutt, Uwe Kirbach (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Milan PeschelThomas
Marie BäumerHanna
Anna BrüggemannAugustine
André M. HennickeFriedrich
Gert VossBo
Agnes ZeltinaGalina Petrova
  
Production company:Film1 GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
in co-production with:Senator Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Sebastian Zühr, Henning Ferber, Marcus Welke
Co-Producer:Christoph Müller
Producer (TV):Eric Friedler (NDR), Doris J. Heinze (NDR), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Line producer:Henning Ferber
Unit production manager:Tom Sternitzke
Production assistant:Gudrun Jehle
Production manager:Margitta Scholten
Shoot:28.08.2007-21.10.2007: Hamburg
Original distributor:Senator Film Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:2515 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.06.2009, 118539, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 30.07.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Mitte Ende August
Titelübersetzung (EN) Sometime in August

Versions

Original

Length:2515 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.06.2009, 118539, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 30.07.2009
 

Awards

Festival des Deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2009
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