Rosenhügel

Rosenhügel

Ungarn / Deutschland 2002-2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Rosehill

Ten-year-old Panka and six-year-old Mischka spend an idyllic childhood in a well-guarded villa and its overgrown garden in Rosehill. It is the summer of 1956.

The children′s idiosyncratic world mirrors the grotesque combination of the superstitious and God-fearing sensitivity of the domestic staff and the parents′ efforts to build a "new world order" while, notwithstanding their communist ideals, living in the lap of luxury. The adults are busy; the children grow up without restraints, like weeds. The overgrown garden is their world.
Then drama is triggered by a letter which the children hide in what they perceive to be the interest of family harmony. The letter was posted in Israel and is addressed to Papa. A photograph of a beautiful blonde woman, signed "Lolo", is enclosed with the letter. The parents′ increasingly frequent arguments make it apparent that Lolo means a great deal to the father. The letter′s importance weighs ever heavier upon the children′s minds.
The revolution of 1956 turns family life upside down. Political events infiltrate into the villa in the genteel Rosehill neighborhood, a district popular among high-ranking party functionaries. The children feel partly to blame for these events, and this strongly affects the way they perceive events around them. They believe that what is happening around them is connected with their appropriation of the letter. In Rosehill, the issue of crime and punishment appears in a hideously grotesque, tragicomic light.

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Director:Mari Cantu
Assistant director:Attila Mispel
Dialogue editor:Joachim Kunzendorf
Screenplay:Mari Cantu, Bálint Horváth
German dialogue:Christa Kistner
Director of photography:Tibor Máthé
Assistant camera:István Desci
Lighting design:Béla Romwalter
Set design:Joszéf Romvári (Szenenbild), István Galambos
Prop master:Sándor Nagy
Construction manager:Gábor Nagy
Make-up artist:Hildegard Haide
Costume design:Gizella Koppány
Editing:Matthias Behrens
Sound:Tamás Zányi
Audio mixing:Olaf Mehl, Manfred Arbter (Synchronfassung)
Music:Mick Harvey, Pierre Brand
  
Cast: 
Péter AndoraiGabor
Erica MarozsánTeresa
Katalin LázárRosa
László SzacsvayGusztáv
Naomi RózsaPonka
Ildikó BánságiSári
Lili MonoriFrau Varga
Ábel FeketeMischka
Miklós SzékelyHerr Varga
Tamás DunaiJános
Imre CsujaGeneral
Kristóf ForgácsLaci
Anna SzandtnerMárta
Ági SzirtesIlonka
Bálint RévészJóska
  
Production company:Eurofilm Stúdio Budapest Kft. (Budapest)
in co-production with:Mediopolis Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Leipzig)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz)
Producer:Péter Miskolczi, Jörg Rothe, Alexander Ris
Producer (TV):Lucas Schmidt
Unit production manager:István Kiraly
Location manager:Györy Czutur
Shoot:: Budapest
Original distributor:Progress Film-Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Eurimages (Brüssel), TV 2 (Budapest)
Length:2698 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.02.2005, 101547, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (HU): 04.11.2004, Budapest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.05.2006, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (HU) Rózsadomb
Originaltitel (DE) Rosenhügel

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Original

Length:2698 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.02.2005, 101547, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (HU): 04.11.2004, Budapest;
Kinostart (DE): 03.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.05.2006, Arte
 

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