Schatten der Zeit

Schatten der Zeit

Deutschland 2003/2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Shadows of Time

A carpet factory near Calcutta in pre-independence India is the scene for a tragic love story between Ravi and Masha, two children whose parents have sold them to the factory.

Ravi believes that money alone decides whether you are able to lead a life of freedom or one of slavery. For this reason he has been resiliently saving his wages, with just one aim – to put the factory behind him and live a life of his own in the town. When Ravi learns, however, that the factory manager intends to sell Masha to a pimp, he sacrifices his entire savings in order to be able to purchase her freedom. As they part, Masha promises to wait for Ravi at every full moon at Calcutta’s great Shiva temple.
Years later, Ravi leaves the factory and makes his way to the temple. Masha, now an celebrated dancer, also sets off at full moon for this holy shrine in the hope of encountering Ravi. In vain. Only years later, when the two have already reconciled themselves to their fate and have both married other partners, do they meet again. Hesitant at first, they soon find themselves overpowered by their feelings for each other and follow their hearts.

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Florian Gallenberger
Co-Director:Amit Kumar
Assistant director:Deepika Gandhi, Andi Lang, Hanuš Polak jr.
Screenplay:Florian Gallenberger
Director of photography:Jürgen Jürges
Assistant camera:Oliver Lechner
Production design:Amardeep Behl
Set design:T. P. Abid, Rajiv Gautam
Make-up artist:Lena Lazzaretto, Heike Merker, Margrit Neufink, Waldemar Pokromski
Costume design:Lisy Christl
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Sound:Frank Heidbrink
Music recording:Peter Fuchs
Casting:Dilip Shankar
Music:Gert Wilden jun.
  
Cast: 
Tannishtha ChatterjeeMasha
Prashanth NarayananRavi
Tillotama ShomeDeepa
Irrfan KhanYani
Tumpa DasMasha als Kind
Sikandar AgarwalRavi als Kind
Sova SenMasha als alte Frau
Soumitra ChatterjeeRavi als alter Mann
Satya BandhopadhyaDeepas Großvater
Biplab DasguptaManager
Debika SinhaBordellmutter
  
Production company:Diana Film GmbH (München), Fanes Film Produktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:CP Medien AG (Ludwigsburg), Mondragon Films (Berlin)
in association with:Sat.1 GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Helmut Dietl, Norbert Preuss
Producer:Anja Föringer
Line producer:Klaus Spinnler
Production assistant:Nancy Dlusztus
Shoot:01.02.2003-30.04.2003: Indien
Original distributor:Constantin Film Verleih GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3028 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.04.2005, 102036, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 12.09.2004, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2005

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Schatten der Zeit

Versions

Original

Length:3028 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 04.04.2005, 102036, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 12.09.2004, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 11.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Special;
Kinostart (DE): 12.02.2005
 

Awards

FBW 2005
Prädikat: wertvoll