Rockabilly Requiem

Rockabilly Requiem

Deutschland 2013-2015, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Rockabilly Requiem" tells the story of friendship, freedom, music and the struggle for self-assertion.

West Germany 1982. Across the plains of the provincial backwaters blows the stale breeze of the bourgeois. Frightened by the thought of entering into the world of their fathers, Sebastian and Hubertus are hanging on to their youth. Then Sebastian's father, a washed-up over-achiever who left the family years ago, suddenly shows up. And Hubertus' conservative father tries to beat a normal life into him. The only thing that keeps them from hitting rock bottom is music and their mutual love for Debbie, the punk princess. Sebastian and Hubertus try to sing their way to freedom, Sebastian in the church choir and Hubertus with his rock'n'roll band Rebels.

When Hubertus hears that the Wild Black Jets are looking for a new supporting band for their tour of Germany, it all seems clear: it's their chance to escape! But three things are standing in their way: the Rebels have never really performed outside of their rehearsal basement, their father's won't let them go easily, and their mutual jealousy for Debbie pits Sebastian and Hubertus against one another.

When they actually manage to get an audition for the Wild Black Jets, the situation escalates on all fronts and ends in tragedy. During a domestic fight, Hubertus dies. It's the end of all of their dreams and the end of the Rebels. Sebastian decides to avenge his friend's death. At the funeral, Sebastian pushes Hubertus' father into the open grave and calls the band together for one "last stand". With Sebastian on the microphone, the Rebels pay their last honors to Hubertus at the audition. It's a raw performance full of energy, and they have nothing to lose. Hubertus would have liked it this way: a furious punk-rockabilly requiem for Hubertus and a hymn to the principles of freedom.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Till Müller-Edenborn
Screenplay:Till Müller-Edenborn, Jörg Bruhn
Director of photography:Sönke Hansen
Editing:Sebastian Thümler
Music:Hans Heyne
  
Cast: 
Sebastian TiedeSebastian
Ruby O. FeeDebbie
Ben MünchowHubertus Jansen
Jeremias KoschorzEddie
Roland SchreglmannBuddie
Lena SchultzLaura
Alexander HauffNorbert Jansen
Margarita BroichHildegard Jansen
Hendrik DurynKnut
Martin FeifelSebastians Vater Rainer
Barbara RomanerSebastians Mutter
Jutta WachowiakSebastians Oma Elisabeth
Marko DyrlichTattoo Joe
Dietrich MattauschPfarrer Nowak
Luisa LiebtrauPetra
Pia KochFranny
Kristin MeyerSarah Chipfield
Ramona Kunze-LibnowWirtin Inge
  
Production company:Neue Mira Filmproduktion GmbH (Bremen)
Producer:Elke Peters

All Credits

Director:Till Müller-Edenborn
Assistant director:Daniel Atzorn
Screenplay:Till Müller-Edenborn, Jörg Bruhn
Director of photography:Sönke Hansen
Assistant camera:Thomas Doberitzsch
Steadycam operator:Robert Többe
Colour grading:Robert Friebe
Key grip:Sebastian Krückl
Production design:Bärbel Menzel, Natascha E. Tagwerk
Set dresser:Erik Hennig, Lisa Kumpf
Storyboard:Mirja Engelhardt
Property master:Daniel Brodt
Stand-by props:Michał Galinski, Tanja Arlt
Make-up artist:Judith Kröher, Simone Schlimm
Costume design:Nadine Kremeier
Costumes:Romy Pittelkau
Editing:Sebastian Thümler
Sound:Stefan von Hase
Sound assistant:Ron Klober
Special effects:Stephan von Tresckow
Stunt co-ordinator:René Lay
Music:Hans Heyne
  
Cast: 
Sebastian TiedeSebastian
Ruby O. FeeDebbie
Ben MünchowHubertus Jansen
Jeremias KoschorzEddie
Roland SchreglmannBuddie
Lena SchultzLaura
Alexander HauffNorbert Jansen
Margarita BroichHildegard Jansen
Hendrik DurynKnut
Martin FeifelSebastians Vater Rainer
Barbara RomanerSebastians Mutter
Jutta WachowiakSebastians Oma Elisabeth
Marko DyrlichTattoo Joe
Dietrich MattauschPfarrer Nowak
Luisa LiebtrauPetra
Pia KochFranny
Kristin MeyerSarah Chipfield
Ramona Kunze-LibnowWirtin Inge
  
Production company:Neue Mira Filmproduktion GmbH (Bremen)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Elke Peters
Producer (TV):Frank Tönsmann (WDR)
Executive producer:Marcel Noll, Carsten Rocker
Unit production manager:Stefan Hoffmann
Location manager:Stefanie Brauer, Verena Radke (Motiv), Dagmar Wendelmuth (Set)
Shoot:01.09.2013-18.10.2013: Halle, Leipzig, Bremen
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.04.2016, 159252, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2016, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.06.2016

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Originaltitel (DE) Rockabilly Requiem

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Length:92 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 19.04.2016, 159252, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2016, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 09.06.2016
 

Awards

Max-Ophüls-Preis 2016
Bester Nachwuchsdarsteller
 

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