Not a Love Song

Not a Love Song

Deutschland 1996/1997, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Not A Love Song

An almost deserted village on the Polish border, where the future is so dismal that "even the animals have begun to commit suicide", according to Bruno (Lars Rudolph), the hapless hero of the story.

Nevertheless, one die-hard local couple, Karl (Matthias Freihof) und Luise (Anna Thalbach), are banking on a rosy future, with plans to build a spa-center. Bruno, a would-be James Dean, becomes the object of both Luise′s and Karl′s desire, but he can neither be saved by Karl concepts of free enterprise nor seduced by Luise′s charm. The three characters find themselves caught in the Beckettesque atmosphere of the village where nothing functions: neither the economy, nor love, nor the getaway car. All that remains is the nostalgic memory of desire, but not desire itself.

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Credits

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Director:Jan Ralske
Assistant director:Britt Beyer
Script supervisor:Sibylle Illner
Screenplay:Jan Ralske
Script editor:Christian Frosch
Director of photography:Hans Fromm
Assistant camera:Eeva Fleig
Clapper loader:Alexandra Mikloweit
Still photography:Katja Klose
Lighting design:Matthias Gillner
Key grip:Sven Pannicke
Dolly grip:Sven Pannicke
Set design:Peter Weber, Anne Randel (Assistenz), Vanadis von Neubeck (Assistenz)
Prop master:Miriam Höding
Construction manager:Clemens Koeppel, Sylvester Koziolek
Make-up artist:Birgit Drobnik, Marianne Drope
Costume design:Viola Völk
Costumes:Anne Krüger
Editing:Alida Babel, Jan Ralske
Assistant editor:Mona Bräuer (Schnitt-Beratung)
Negative cutter:Barbara Kupferer-Cordts
Sound editor:Marian Piper
Sound:Susy Wehrli
Sound assistant:Jörg Theil, Volker Uri, Bernd Göbel, Ulrike Vetter
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Music:Kurt Ralske
  
Cast: 
Anna ThalbachLuise
Lars RudolphBruno
Matthias FreihofKarl
Chajim KoenigshofenGünther
Bruno CathomasFernfahrer Pit
Cathlen GawlichElsa
Esther EscheDagmar
Ulrich VossDieter
Iris von KlugeSusanne
Herbert SandSeminarleiter
Michael FreerixFrank
Rainer WinkelvossTankwart
Swantje HenkeKellnerin
Peter WawerzinekWirt
  
Production company:Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH (dffb) (Berlin), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Sender Freies Berlin (SFB) (Berlin), Luna-Film GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner
Producer (TV):Nicole Kellerhals, Barbara Frankenstein, Sabine Manthey
Line producer:Gudrun Ruzicková-Steiner, Jens Christian Susa
Unit production manager:Marco Mangelli, Hans W. Müller
Location manager:Roshanak Behesht Nedjad (Set), Helge Albers
Production assistant:Sybille Rohde
Shoot:17.04.1996-19.05.1996: Brandenburg, Berlin
Length:2300 m, 84 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.1997, 78137, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.10.1997

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Not a Love Song
Arbeitstitel Fata Morgana
Arbeitstitel Zur Oase

Versions

Original

Length:2300 m, 84 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.1997, 78137, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.10.1997
 

Awards

1998
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik
 
1997
Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken, Darstellerpreis, Lars Rudolph
 

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