Neandertal

Neandertal

Deutschland 2005/2006, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Skin as a mirror of the soul: Since his earliest childhood 17-year-old Guido
suffers from neurodermatitis. After being hospitalized on account of a particularly
severe attack, he is persuaded to go into holistic therapy, which
teaches that the origin of the disease can be found in the emotional state
of the patient. Guido gradually begins to scrutinize his immediate surroundings
and discovers that his supposedly intact family is built on a lie.
When he catches his father having an affair and learns that for years his
mother has tacitly accepted this humiliation and drowned it in alcohol, he suddenly realizes that during his entire childhood he has acted as a surrogate
for the psychological pain of his mother. He takes refuge in the flat of
his older brother, where he meets the charismatic and mysterious jack-ofall-
trades Rudi, who teaches him to be more egotistical. Guido finally
understands that his condition can only improve if he begins to help deal
with the situation of his mixed-up family.

Ingo Haeb, previously known as an actor and screenwriter, has used motifs from his own past in his first feature film, which he directed with Jan- Christoph Glaser. "For me neurodermatitis is the physical expression of a lack in the ability to draw a clear line to others and as such is a symptom of the humanistically-orientated Western world," says Ingo Haeb.

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Ingo Haeb, Jan-Christoph Glaser
Assistant director:Anne Drees
Screenplay:Ingo Haeb
Script editor:Martin Rosefeldt (Beratung)
Director of photography:Ralf M. Mendle
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Lighting design:Hartmut Pollitt
Production design:Oliver Koch
Title:Börries Müller-Büsching
Animation:Börries Müller-Büsching (Tricksequenzen)
Make-up artist:Rosemarie Raasch-Machac, Nicola Pandel
Costume design:Elena Wegner, Martina Jeddicke
Editing:Sarah J. Levine
Sound:Matthias Haeb
Audio mixing:Ansgar Frerich, Florian Beck
Casting:Iris Baumüller-Michel, Marc Schötteldreier
Music:Jakob Ilja
  
Cast: 
Jacob MatschenzGuido
Andreas SchmidtRudi
Johanna GastdorfMutter
Falk RockstrohVater
Tim EgloffMartin
Luana BellinghausenKatrin
Philippe ModessJan
Hanna JürgensMaria
Jens MünchowGoran
Marc ZwinzBertram
Fabian HinrichsRichard
Ronald MkwanasiSpencer
Eva MannschottJans Mutter
Gunnar HelmJans Vater
  
Production company:Rommel Film e.K. (Berlin)
in co-production with:German Film Productions (GFP) GmbH & Co. (Berlin), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Peter Rommel
Co-Producer:David Groenewold
Producer (TV):Lucas Schmidt, Anne Even, Georg Steinert
Line producer:Jutta Frech
Unit production manager:Heino Herrenbrück
Location manager:Sue Lebrun
Shoot:2005-07.2005:
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:2925 m, 107 min
Format:HDV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.07.2008, 113266, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 24.04.2008, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Neandertal

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Length:2925 m, 107 min
Format:HDV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 18.07.2008, 113266, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 24.04.2008, Arte
 

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