Montag kommen die Fenster

Montag kommen die Fenster

Deutschland 2004-2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Windows on Monday

A new house in a new town could mean the beginning of a phase of domestic bliss for a small family. Nina, a doctor, has taken a few days off. Her husband Frieder is busy laying tiles, while their daughter Charlotte plays in her new room. But Nina is having her doubts; she stands about in the halfempty rooms, feeling thoroughly alienated. Suddenly, without saying a word, she decides to leave.


Paying a visit at first to her brother who is staying in their parents’ holiday home, Nina wanders aimlessly about the surreally mountainous landscape. She winds up with an ageing tennis star at a hotel for sports enthusiasts – an alien-looking concrete structure from another age. Nina’s attempt to break out of her existence isn’t some kind of existential revolt. It’s simply a brief encounter between two people who don’t seem to fit in. Nevertheless, step by step, a somnambulant Nina makes her way back to her own family.

The windows that arrive on Monday turn out to be the wrong ones – but it’s no tragedy. In fact, there’s nothing at all tragic about Nina and Frieder’s life together. Not even Frieder’s desperate attempt to seek refuge in an exgirlfriend’s bed. The real tragedy is that, although Nina realises all of this, like a fish out of water, she is utterly incapable of doing anything about it.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Ulrich Köhler
Screenplay:Ulrich Köhler
Director of photography:Patrick Orth
Editing:Kathrine Granlund
  
Cast: 
Isabelle MenkeNina
Hans-Jochen WagnerFrieder
Amber BongardCharlotte
Trystan PütterChristoph
Elisa SeydelNathalie
Ilie NastaseDavid Ionescu
Ursula RennekeMaria
Ingo HaebFrank
Hartmut BeckerHerr Buchner
Tatja SeibtFrau Buchner
Harry BaerHerr Zander
Devid StriesowFenstermacher
Stefan KriekhausAlexander
Anna BergerSandra
Sascha LienertNico
  
Production company:Ö-Filmproduktion Löprich & Schlösser GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Katrin Schlösser

All Credits

Director:Ulrich Köhler
Assistant director:Anne Drees
Screenplay:Ulrich Köhler
Director of photography:Patrick Orth
Lighting design:Theo Lustig
Set design:Silke Fischer (Szenenbild), Volko Kamensky (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Valerie Alvermann
Costume design:Birgit Kilian
Costumes:Valerie Alvermann
Editing:Kathrine Granlund
Sound design:Tobias Peper
Sound:Johannes Grehl
Audio mixing:Pierre Brandt
Casting:Nina Haun
Music (other):Martin Hossbach (Musikberatung/Lizensierung)
  
Cast: 
Isabelle MenkeNina
Hans-Jochen WagnerFrieder
Amber BongardCharlotte
Trystan PütterChristoph
Elisa SeydelNathalie
Ilie NastaseDavid Ionescu
Ursula RennekeMaria
Ingo HaebFrank
Hartmut BeckerHerr Buchner
Tatja SeibtFrau Buchner
Harry BaerHerr Zander
Devid StriesowFenstermacher
Stefan KriekhausAlexander
Anna BergerSandra
Sascha LienertNico
  
Production company:Ö-Filmproduktion Löprich & Schlösser GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Katrin Schlösser
Producer (TV):Christian Cloos
Line producer:Frank Löprich
Unit production manager:Heino Herrenbrück
Shoot:11.10.2004-03.12.2004: Kassel, Braunlage
Original distributor:Filmgalerie 451 (Berlin), Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Kulturelle Filmförderung Hessen (Frankfurt am Main), Filmförderung des Hessischen Rundfunks (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2514 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.09.2005, 103610, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 10.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.09.2007, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Montag kommen die Fenster
Arbeitstitel (DE) Am Montag kommen die Fenster

Versions

Original

Length:2514 m, 92 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.09.2005, 103610, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 10.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.09.2007, ZDF
 

Awards

Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2006
Bester Spielfilm