Schussangst

Schussangst

Deutschland 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Gun-Shy

"Gun-Shy" is a poetic thriller, depicting the desolation and disintegration of Lukas, a misfit. His life takes a strange turn for the worse when he becomes involved in an unrequited love affair with Isabella. Lukas is doing civil service, delivering "meals on wheels" to the old and sick. He has no friends and is surrounded by an eclectic mixture of lonely and eccentric neighbors. He spends most of his time alone. At night he rows on the river which runs through the town, sometimes meeting a diver who plays dead man in the water.

Then Lukas′ life takes on a whole new dimension when he meets Isabella, the melancholy but fascinating girl of his dreams. He falls madly in love with her and very soon his only goal is to protect and look after her. Isabella is everything Lukas could wish for: she is exciting and ethereal, beautiful and sad, but she is also involved in an ambivalent relationship with her step-father. He works as a motivation and success trainer, teaching people how to conquer their fears, while keeping up the happy family pretence. Pressure mounts further in Lukas′ world as he is investigated by a police officer who has him under suspicion after a theft at the boat house.

A seed has been planted in Lukas′ mind and a plan develops almost of its own accord. In order to do what he feels he has to do, Lukas, the pacifist who refused to join the army, buys a rifle. Suddenly the object of his aggression and hate is eliminated and there is no reason for Lukas to have a problem anymore. But Lukas is not the person he used to be. When Isabella starts to distance herself from him, he becomes more and more confused and chaotic. He cannot reach Isabella. He doesn′t know how to deal with it all. His world begins to crumble around him.

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Credits

Director:Dito Tsintsadze
Screenplay:Dirk Kurbjuweit, Dito Tsintsadze
Director of photography:Manuel Mack
Editing:Vessela Martschewski
Music:Gio Tsintsadze, Dito Tsintsadze
  
Cast: 
Fabian HinrichsLukas Eiserbeck
Lavinia WilsonIsabella
Johan LeysenIsabellas Stiefvater Romberg
Ingeborg WestphalSieveking
Rudolph W. MarnitzMann mit Augenklappe
Thorsten MertenKrausser
Axel PrahlSchwimmer in der Nacht
Christoph WaltzJohannsen
Lena StolzeIsabellas Mutter
Lasha BakradzeAlbaner
Marika GiorgobianiFrau des Albaners
Dirk KurbjuweitMann mit Zeitung
Anneliese WalterTote
Ingrid BöttgerFrau Wessel
Artur DunkerMann im Rollstuhl
Lieselotte EhlerBegleitung des Mannes im Rollstuhl
Kurt RümmlerAlter Mann
Selim RuppertJonas
Helga PetraschSozialarbeiterin
Michael WeidtSchäfer
Herwig RitterBootsverleiher
  
Production company:Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Christine Ruppert

All Credits

Director:Dito Tsintsadze
Assistant director:Torsten Königs
Dialogue editor:Thomas Heinemann
Script supervisor:Daniela Blasing
Screenplay:Dirk Kurbjuweit, Dito Tsintsadze
based on:Dirk Kurbjuweit (Roman)
Director of photography:Manuel Mack
Assistant camera:Thomas Schmidt
Clapper loader:Manuela Sackenheim
Optical effects:Nefzer Babelsberg GmbH (Babelsberg)
Still photography:Steffen Junghans
Lighting design:Hans-Werner Huhnke, Martin Beyrau
Set design:Thilo Mengler
Property master:Christiane Rothe
Stand-by props:Katalin Fekete
Construction manager:Markus Schröder
Title:Matthias Albrecht
Make-up artist:Kathrin Krüger, Martina Richter
Costume design:Dana Liebe
Editing:Vessela Martschewski
Assistant editor:Anna Kappelmann
Negative cutter:Heike Thörner
Sound editor:Sabrina Naumann
Foley editor:Michael Müller
Sound design:Thomas Neumann
Sound:Harald Lambeck
Foley artist:Carsten Richter
Audio mixing:Michael Riedmiller
Special effects:Nefzer Babelsberg GmbH (Babelsberg)
Casting:Sabine Bresser
Music:Gio Tsintsadze, Dito Tsintsadze
Music performer:Mindia Schgenti (Cello), Otar Saganlidze (Bass), Gio Tsintsadze (Gitarre), Mia Kaupik (Flöte), Goolrdzi Turalaskwili (Flöte)
  
Cast: 
Fabian HinrichsLukas Eiserbeck
Lavinia WilsonIsabella
Johan LeysenIsabellas Stiefvater Romberg
Ingeborg WestphalSieveking
Rudolph W. MarnitzMann mit Augenklappe
Thorsten MertenKrausser
Axel PrahlSchwimmer in der Nacht
Christoph WaltzJohannsen
Lena StolzeIsabellas Mutter
Lasha BakradzeAlbaner
Marika GiorgobianiFrau des Albaners
Dirk KurbjuweitMann mit Zeitung
Anneliese WalterTote
Ingrid BöttgerFrau Wessel
Artur DunkerMann im Rollstuhl
Lieselotte EhlerBegleitung des Mannes im Rollstuhl
Kurt RümmlerAlter Mann
Selim RuppertJonas
Helga PetraschSozialarbeiterin
Michael WeidtSchäfer
Herwig RitterBootsverleiher
  
Production company:Tatfilm Produktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)/Arte (Mainz), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
Producer:Christine Ruppert
Co-Producer:Selma Brenner
Producer (TV):Walter Greifenstein, Alexander Bohr, Michael André
Unit production manager:Meike Kordes
Location manager:Martin Kruppe, Angelique Eichenseher (Set-Aufnahmeleitung)
Production coordinator:Gabriella Schultze, Ute Lingner, Monika Baum
Shoot:01.09.2002-31.10.2002: Halle und Umgebung
Original distributor:Zephir Filmverleih GmbH (Köln)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:2896 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.11.2003, 96188, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 05.09.2003, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 26.10.2003, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 15.04.2004;
Kinostart (DE): 15.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 29.06.2005, Arte

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Originaltitel (DE) Schussangst

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Original

Length:2896 m, 106 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.11.2003, 96188, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 05.09.2003, Toronto, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 26.10.2003, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 15.04.2004;
Kinostart (DE): 15.04.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 29.06.2005, Arte