Schutzengel

Schutzengel

Deutschland 2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Guardians

Til Schweiger, let's not mince words here, is Germany's best known and most popular film star. Now "the country's biggest box office draw" (Variety) is back with "Schutzengel", an emotional action drama in which he plays Max, an former special forces soldier hired to protect troubled teen Nina (Luna Schweiger); troubled because she witnessed a brutal murder and some very mean people want her very dead.

Betrayed and on the run from the murdering arms dealer Thomas Backer (Heiner Lauterbach), a man who will stop at nothing and nobody to achieve his goals, loner Max and orphan Nina draw increasingly closer as circumstances forge them from strangers to friends, their insecurity becoming trust, each one relying on the other for protection.

Turning to Max's former comrade-in-arms, the handicapped Rudi (Moritz Bleibtreu), Max and Nina's new found safety proves to be only temporary. Again forced to flee, they seek refuge with Sara (Karoline Schuch), the love of Max's life and, unknown to him, the state prosecutor who has been charged with Nina's witness protection. It’s now a race against time as Sara seeks to bring the two runaways into safety as the vicious Backer pulls out all the stops. Little do Max and Sara know, however, there is a traitor in their ranks. Events pile onto one another, the body count rises until things climax in a furious firefight of a showdown: bullets fly and yet more lives will be lost.

Once again, multi-hyphenate Til Schweiger has assembled an A-list cast of local acting talent for "Schutzengel", this follow-on feature to the hugely successful "Kokowääh" (2010), which held the Number 1 slot in the German film charts for five weeks and drew over 4.3 million admissions. While that film marked the debut of his youngest daughter Emma, this time it is Luna Schweiger who takes her turn before the cameras, playing the fifteen-year-old Nina.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Til Schweiger
Screenplay:Stephen Butchard, Paul Maurice
Director of photography:Adrian Cranage, Erik Steingröver
Editing:Constantin von Seld, Til Schweiger
Music:Martin Todsharow
  
Cast: 
Til SchweigerMax Fischer
Luna SchweigerNina
Moritz BleibtreuRudi
Heiner LauterbachThomas Backer
Rainer BockKarl Falkner
Karoline SchuchSara Müller
Herbert KnaupHenri Brietner
Karoline HerfurthPolizistin
Hannah HerzsprungHelena
Axel SteinLeo
Kostja UllmannKurt
Jacob MatschenzToni Santer
Tim WildeNicholas
Nina EichingerTV Reporterin
Numan AcarTv Reporter
Antoine Monot Jr.Fahrer
Fahri YardimPolizist
Manou LubowskiPolizist
Ralph HerforthPolizist
Mickey Hardtfalscher Polizist
Ilja RichterChemiker
Jytte-Merle BöhrnsenLeos Frau
Jana ReinermannKrankenschwester
Trystan PütterVerteidiger
Oliver KorittkeEmpfangsmitarbeiter
Katharina SchüttlerPolizistin
Andreas WilckeAttentäter 9
  
Production company:Barefoot Films GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Til Schweiger, Thomas Zickler, Paul Maurice

All Credits

Director:Til Schweiger
Assistant director:Oliver Knorr
Script supervisor:Sandra Pöggel
Screenplay:Stephen Butchard, Paul Maurice
Co-author:Til Schweiger
Director of photography:Adrian Cranage, Erik Steingröver
Camera operator:Stefan Müller
Assistant camera:Lars Richter, Florian Schwarz, Christian Graf
Steadycam operator:Yoshua Berkowitz
Colour grading:Philipp Orgassa
Optical effects:Dominik Trimborn, Denis Behnke (VFX Supervisor), Rick Baxstar (Motion Graphics Designer), Katja Clos (Graphic Designer)
Still photography:Anne Wilk
Lighting design:Erik Steingröver
Gaffer:Alexander Zeihn, Sascha Görlich
Key grip:Jürgen Wolf
Production design:Silke Buhr
Art director:Esther Schreiner
Set dresser:Julia Roeske, Christoph Lanksch, Markus Hasler
Set design:Isabel von Forster (Set Decorator)
Property master:Andreas Horstmann
Construction manager:Udo Seitner, Christoph Baumstieger, Tobias Bergner
Make-up artist:Andrea Pirchner, Mareike Saß
Costume design:Gabrielle Reumer
Costumes:Sonja Greif
Hairdresser:Pamela Grujic
Editing:Constantin von Seld, Til Schweiger
Assistant editor:Daniel Nispel
Sound editor:Stefan Busch, Chris Rebay (Dialoge)
Sound:Frank Heidbrink
Sound assistant:Peter Brückelmaier
Foley artist:Andreas Schneider
Audio mixing:Michael Kranz
Special effects:Adolf Wojtinek, Denis Behnke, Claudius Rauch
Stunt co-ordinator:Volkhart Buff, Dani Stein
Stunts:Volkhart Buff
Casting:Emrah Ertem
Music:Martin Todsharow
  
Cast: 
Til SchweigerMax Fischer
Luna SchweigerNina
Moritz BleibtreuRudi
Heiner LauterbachThomas Backer
Rainer BockKarl Falkner
Karoline SchuchSara Müller
Herbert KnaupHenri Brietner
Karoline HerfurthPolizistin
Hannah HerzsprungHelena
Axel SteinLeo
Kostja UllmannKurt
Jacob MatschenzToni Santer
Tim WildeNicholas
Nina EichingerTV Reporterin
Numan AcarTv Reporter
Antoine Monot Jr.Fahrer
Fahri YardimPolizist
Manou LubowskiPolizist
Ralph HerforthPolizist
Mickey Hardtfalscher Polizist
Ilja RichterChemiker
Jytte-Merle BöhrnsenLeos Frau
Jana ReinermannKrankenschwester
Trystan PütterVerteidiger
Oliver KorittkeEmpfangsmitarbeiter
Katharina SchüttlerPolizistin
Andreas WilckeAttentäter 9
  
Production company:Barefoot Films GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Til Schweiger, Thomas Zickler, Paul Maurice
Executive producer:René Hiepen
Line producer:Klaus Spinnler
Unit production manager:Klaus Spinnler
Location manager:Tom Müller, Roberto Walter (Motiv), Tobias Lehmann (Motiv), Hans Peter Abts (Set)
Production coordinator:Katja Zaus
Shoot:25.01.2012-04.04.2012: Berlin und Umgebung
Original distributor:Warner Bros. Pictures Germany GmbH (Hamburg)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:133 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2012, 134268, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.09.2012, Berlin, Cinestar;
Kinostart (DE): 27.09.2012

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Schutzengel

Versions

Original

Length:133 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.08.2012, 134268, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 18.09.2012, Berlin, Cinestar;
Kinostart (DE): 27.09.2012
 

Awards

Jupiter Award 2013
Publikumspreis, Beste Darstellerin national