Renn, wenn du kannst

Renn, wenn du kannst

Deutschland 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Run if you can

Ben will have to spend the rest of his life in a wheelchair. He’s vivacious, intelligent and desperate. Love is out of the question for disabled people, at least that’s what he tells his new carer, Christian, who is doing his community service. Christian is easy-going; he takes life as it comes. He’ll spend half a year with Ben and then make his own way in life. Annika is studying the cello. She rushes through a life that for her is filled with practicing and perfecting her performance. She cycles past Ben’s apartment every day. Ben watches her longingly every day from his balcony but it’s not until she col- lides with Christian one morning that the three meet and become friends.

The trio soon create a world of their own. But then they fall in love and, naturally the guys want more from Annika than just friendship. Annika can’t decide. She likes Christian’s playfulness, and yet, she’s never met anyone like Ben before – he’s different in every respect: not only is he an interesting person, he’s in a wheelchair. Something that began as a game for all three of them becomes a journey for Ben to his deepest fears – and he won’t be able to find his way out again alone.

Dietrich Brüggemann: "Nowadays affection is a commodity up for negotiation. What’s my value? How attractive am I? Our protagonists ask themselves these questions in the most brutal way imaginable. I wanted to explore the question of whether it’s possible to use the power of ideas to overcome one’s physical limitations – which is of course a concept inherent to cinema."

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

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Director:Dietrich Brüggemann
Assistant director:Regina Tiefenthaller
Script supervisor:Kaija Helweg
Screenplay:Dietrich Brüggemann, Anna Brüggemann
Director of photography:Alexander Sass
Assistant camera:Daniel Weber, Kai Lachmann
Steadycam operator:Robert Patzelt
Optical effects:Niklas Voigt, Nhat Phong Tran (VFX), Daniel Zanetti (3D Artist)
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Lighting design:Robert Bergmann
Gaffer:Philipp Schmitz, Tobias Gehlfuß, Urs Zimmermann
Key grip:Dario Raspudic, Sven Brinkmann
Set dresser:Matthias Lerch
Set design:Christiane Krumwiede (Szenenbild)
Storyboard:Jörg Daling
Property master:Dominik Schmitz
Stand-by props:Sabine Steudter
Make-up artist:Elke Hahn, Bernadette Reschberger
Costume design:Juliane Maier
Editing:Vincent Assmann
Sound design:Martin Frühmorgen, Immo Trümpelmann
Sound:Jacob Ilgner
Sound assistant:Bilge Bingül
Audio mixing:Holger Lehmann
Casting:Deborah Congia
Music:Dietrich Brüggemann
  
Cast: 
Robert GwisdekBen
Jacob MatschenzChristian
Anna BrüggemannAnnika
Daniel DrewesArzt
Amelie KieferLisa
Franziska WeiszMareike
Michael SensCellolehrer
Leslie MaltonBens Mutter
Jörg BundschuhHerr Wiener
Sven TaddickenAngestellter im Computerladen
Alexander HörbeSanitäter
Arne GottschlingSanitäter
Christian EhrichPfleger
  
Production company:Wüste Film Ost (Potsdam/Studio Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Wüste Film West GmbH (Köln), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Sabine Holtgreve
Co-Producer:Hejo Emos
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR), Dominik Brückner (SWR), Michael André (WDR), Barbara Häbe (Arte)
Executive producer:Sabine Holtgreve
Line producer:Yildiz Özcan
Unit production manager:Lucas Meyer-Hentschel
Location manager:Kanat Namlisoy, Simon Raphael Louwen (Motiv), Stephanie Konopka (Set)
Production assistant:Maria Herpich
Post-production:Christian Vennefrohne
Shoot:18.02.2009-29.03.2009: Duisburg, Köln, Bottrop
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:3180 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.05.2010, 122608, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 12.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 29.07.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Renn, wenn du kannst
Weiterer Titel (DE) Run If You Can

Versions

Original

Length:3180 m, 116 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.05.2010, 122608, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (DE): 12.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 29.07.2010
 

Awards

FBW 2010
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2010
Besondere Einzelleistung
Publikumspreis (ex aequo >Kinshasa Symphony<)
 
Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2010
NDR Nachwuchsfilmpreis
 
Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2010
Nachwuchsförderpreis der DEFA-Stiftung
CineStar
 

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