Playoff

Playoff

Deutschland / Frankreich / Israel 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Playoff" is inspired by the life of Ralph Klein, Israel's most famous ever basketball coach. In the film, the basketball coach Max Stoller becomes a national hero when he makes Maccabi Tel Aviv into European champions in the late 70s. But he becomes a national traitor equally as fast when he then accepts the against-all-odds job of turning the totally hopeless West German basketball team – of all people – into European winners!

Max always insists that Germany means nothing to him and that training their national team is just another job on his path to NBA glory. But things aren’t that simple as he refuses to speak German to the young players. When he discovers what happened to his own family in Germany in the 1940s, it is not what he had expected…

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Eran Riklis
Assistant director:Christine Rogoll
Screenplay:David Akerman, Gideon Meron, Eran Riklis
Director of photography:Rainer Klausmann
Production design:Erwin Prib
Art director:Niels Müller
Set design:Mark Rosinski (Set Decorator)
Property master:Britta Albert
Make-up artist:Hedi Mayr-Hassler
Costume design:Gudrun Schretzmeier
Editing:Tova Ascher
Sound:Michael Busch
Casting:Kristin Diehle
  
Cast: 
Danny HustonMax Stoller
Mark WaschkeAxel
Amira CasarDeniz
Max RiemeltThomas
Hanns ZischlerFranz
Selen SavasSema
Irm HermannBertha
Smadi WolfmanRonit
Andreas EufingerUlrich
Mathias von HeydebrandDieter
Yehuda AlmagorShimi
Ralph KleinBasketballtrainer
Roland WiertelBasketballspieler
Sebastinan BarthBasketballspieler
Marco VöllerBasketballspieler
Kai BarthBasketballspieler
  
Production company:Egoli Tossell Film (Halle), Wild Bunch (Paris)
in co-production with:Fidélité Productions (Paris), Topia Communications (Tel Aviv)
Producer:Marc Missonnier, Jens Meurer, Michael Sharfstein, Olivier Delbosc
Line producer:Udo Happel, Micky Rabinovitz
Line producer:Marc Wächter
Production coordinator:Jessica Petzold
Shoot:29.06.2010-24.08.2010: Frankfurt am Main, Wiesbaden, Bodensee
Original distributor:Wild Bunch Germany (München)
Funding:Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutsch-Französisches Filmabkommen (DE FR), Rabinovitz Fond (Tel Aviv), Eurimages (Brüssel)
Length:110 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.05.2013, 138591, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 20.08.2011, Montreal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 30.05.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Playoff

Versions

Original

Length:110 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 03.05.2013, 138591, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 20.08.2011, Montreal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 30.05.2013
 

Awards

IFF Montreal 2011
Bester Darsteller