Schneeland

Schneeland

Deutschland 2003/2004, Spielfilm

Inhalt

"Snowland"


In Sweden′s barren hinterland, snow is everywhere, blurring the senses with its blinding whiteness. An illusion of purity, for it covers up pain and sorrow. Elisabeth, a writer who just lost her husband in an accident, has come here to take her life. But instead of finding her own death, she finds the snow-covered body of an old woman, Ina, and traces of a powerful passion that take us back to 1937...

After her mother′s death, Ina runs her family′s secluded farm alone with her father, Knövel, a bitter man whose worst enemy is life itself. Cruel and violent, he terrorizes his daughter, who is too loyal to leave him. Then Aron enters her life. A stranger with a dark secret. A man of few words, but with a heart. Their love turns into a passion that seems able to triumph over Ina′s misery and Aron′s restlessness. Yet Knövel relentlessly torments Ina, driving her to commit an act that can only be seen as a redemption. Ina is free – and Elisabeth finds the strength to go on with her own life in the passion that burned in this land of snow.


Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Hans W. Geißendörfer
Assistant director:Chris Tromboukis
Screenplay:Hans W. Geißendörfer
Director of photography:Hans-Günther Bücking
Assistant camera:Sebastian Janke
Clapper loader:Regina Witzel
2nd Camera unit:Sebastian Janke
Gaffer:Wolfgang Dell
Construction manager:Rüdiger Höhn
Make-up artist:Jutta Burkhardt, Diana Koeberlin
Costume design:Andreas Janczyk
Editing:Peter Przygodda
Sound design:André Bendocchi-Alves
Sound:Erik Seifert, Roland Winke
Sound assistant:Hadon Install
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Special effects:Ben Kötter
Music:Irmin Schmidt
  
Cast: 
Julia JentschIna
Thomas KretschmannAron
Maria SchraderElisabeth
Ulrich MüheKnövel
Oliver StokowskiSalomon
Ina WeisseHelga
Joachim KrólRubert
Martin FeifelIngmar
Susanne LotharHilma
Caroline SchreiberBritta
Beate AbrahamMari
  
Production company:Geissendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion KG (GFF) (Köln), Concorde Filmed Entertainment (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Hans W. Geißendörfer
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke
Producer:Roswitha Ester
Shoot:12.08.2003-05.03.2004: Lappland
Original distributor:Kinowelt Filmverleih GmbH (Leipzig)
Length:3881 m, 142 min
Format:Super35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.11.2004, 100704, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.01.2005, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Eröffnungsfilm;
Kinostart (DE): 20.01.2005

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Schneeland

Versions

Original

Length:3881 m, 142 min
Format:Super35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.11.2004, 100704, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 17.01.2005, Saarbrücken, Max-Ophüls-Preis - Eröffnungsfilm;
Kinostart (DE): 20.01.2005
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritiker 2006
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik, Beste Kamera
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2006
Beste Bildgestaltung
 
Deutscher Filmpreis 2005
Lola, Beste Kamera / Bildgestaltung
 
FBW 2004
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll