Olgas Sommer

Olgas Sommer

Deutschland / Frankreich 2002-2004, Spielfilm


Olga′s Summer

Olga is 16 and ready. For life, love, adventure – anything else than her boring family in a tedious town that lies just off a highway. Olga′s got a dream: Tangiers. And she′s got principles, even if they′re not of the traditional sort. "Only wild men are for loving" is one of them, "Take everything you can get" is another.

So when she finds an unconscious man in a wrecked car one day, it all just clicks. He, burned-out comic-book author Daniel, is the man who′s come to take her away from Smallsville. So what that he says he killed his wife in a fit of rage? So what that he drove off the road to commit suicide? Perky, persistent Olga gets her way – and off they go on a journey that will lead them to the sea, as well as to moments of bliss and happiness, and to the realization that a dream′s worst enemy is reality. While Daniel accepts this, Olga sets out for Tangiers, a mythical place that exists only in her dreams…
Director Nina Grosse (Fire Rider) has crafted a sensitive road movie that bares the raw emotions and longings of a young girl (Clémence Poésy) determined to grow up, and of a world-weary man (Bruno Todeschini) seduced by the freshness of youth and innocence.

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All Credits

Director:Nina Grosse
Assistant director:Christiane Kusch
Screenplay:Nina Grosse
Co-author:Harald Göckeritz, Bernd Lange
Story:Helmut Berger
Director of photography:Benedict Neuenfels
Assistant camera:Andreas Erben, Robert Patzelt, David Marschalsky
Still photography:Dobrivoie Kerpensian
Key grip:Markus Pluta
Set design:Stefan Schönberg
Drawings:Titus Ackermann (Comics)
Prop master:Markus Schaffrath, Anne Schneider
Make-up artist:Jutta Burkhardt, Antje Bockeloh
Costume design:Anne Jendritzko
Editing:Jens Klüber
Assistant editor:Elsa Kampen, Claude Roulier
Sound:Erik Seifert
Sound assistant:Sylvain Remy
Audio mixing:Richard Borowski
Casting:An Dorthe Braker, Gérard Moulévrier, Nathanièle Esther
Music:Marco Meister, Holger Vogt (Überwachung)
Clémence PoésyOlga
Bruno TodeschiniDaniel
Katja FlintDaniels Ehefrau Caroline
Sebastian BlombergFranc
Sunnyi MellesElla
Wotan Wilke MöhringPaul
Hanns ZischlerRichard
Nadja Bobyleva
Mohamed Kalouche
Sandra Borgmann
Wolff Lindner
Doris Plenert
Production company:MTM West Television & Film GmbH (Köln), Medien & Television München GmbH (MTM) (München)
in co-production with:MACT Productions S.A. (Paris), Bavaria Film GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Peter Herrmann
Co-Producer:Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Michael Weber, Andreas Bareiss
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke
Producer:Bettina Scheuren
Unit production manager:Markus Brinkmann
Location manager:Jutta Schornstein, Sandro Silva, Kai Hülsmann
Shoot:03.09.2002-20.10.2002: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Südfrankreich, Schweiz
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris)
Length:105 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.01.2004, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis [Eröffnungsfilm];
TV-Erstsendung: 23.02.2006, ARD


Originaltitel (FR) L' été d'Olga
Originaltitel (DE) Olgas Sommer



Length:105 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.01.2004, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis [Eröffnungsfilm];
TV-Erstsendung: 23.02.2006, ARD