Oben ist es still

Oben ist es still

Niederlande / Deutschland 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

It's All So Quiet

Helmer is 55 and a bachelor. He tends a remote farm and looks after his ailing father. Theirs is a brittle, tight-lipped relationship. When his father moves ever closer towards the grave, Helmer shifts him upstairs. He then clears out all the junk from the ground floor, throws the house plants on the dung heap, orders a new bed, and begins to live a life of his own. From time to time, Ada from the neighbouring farm drops in with her sons, and the milk truck driver regularly seeks Helmer's company – but Helmer withdraws into his own world. He paints his late brother’s room and moves in Henk, an eighteen-year-old farmhand. These steps are all undertaken to make a stand against his father. But his father's unfulfilled expectations continue to hinder Helmer's emotional well-being. Henk, however, responds to Helmer's clouded feelings with fond openness. And the milk truck driver can’t seem to forget Helmer either.

In her latest film, Nanouk Leopold weaves soberly observational but impressive images into a persistently quiet atmosphere that illuminates her protagonist’s emotional world and his breakthrough into a new self-confidence.

Source: 63. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Nanouk Leopold
Screenplay:Nanouk Leopold
based on:Gerbrand Bakker (Roman)
Director of photography:Frank van den Eeden
Lighting design:Georg Nonnenmacher
Production design:Elsje de Bruin
Make-up artist:Heike Ersfeld
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf, Manon Blom
Editing:Katharina Wartena
Sound editor:Andreas Hildebrandt
Dubbing editor:Christoph Oertel
Sound design:Andreas Hildebrandt
Sound:Joost van Heerden
Synch sound:Christoph Oertel
Audio mixing:Andreas Hildebrandt
Casting:Harm van der Sanden, Janusz Gosschalk
Music:Paul M. Van Brugge
  
Cast: 
Jeroen WillemsHelmer
Henri GarcinVater
Wim OpbrouckMilchfahrer
Martijn LakemeierHenk
Lies VisschedijkAda
Job SteenmanRonald
Xander SteenmanTeun
Aat CeelenViehhändler
  
Production company:Circe Films (Amsterdam), N279 Entertainment (Amsterdam), COIN Film GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:3sat (Mainz), VPRO TV (Hilversum)
Producer:Stienette Bosklopper, Els Vandevorst
Co-Producer:Herbert Schwering
Producer (TV):Joost de Wolf (VPRO), Pita de Leeuw (VPRO), Inge Classen (ZDF/3sat), Ingrid Granz (ZDF/3sat)
Producer:Christine Kiauk, Ada Goossens
Line producer:Ada Goossens, Christine Kiauk
Unit production manager:Lucas Meyer-Hentschel, Maaike Boot
Production coordinator:Daniela Gipperich
Shoot:06.03.2012-05.2012: Grefrath, Niederlande
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Nederlands Filminstitut (Rotterdam), CoBo Fund (Niederlande), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), H[ea]D-Quarter (Köln), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:87 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Fabe, Doby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.05.2013, 138768, ab 12 Jahre [DVD/Blu Ray]
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 13.06.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Oben ist es still
Weiterer Titel (NL) Boven is het stil
Weiterer Titel (NL DE) It's all so quiet

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Original

Length:87 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Fabe, Doby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.05.2013, 138768, ab 12 Jahre [DVD/Blu Ray]
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 08.02.2013, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 13.06.2013
 

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