Zwischen Welten

Zwischen Welten

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Inbetween Worlds

Jesper is a soldier in the German army. Although his brother was killed whilst serving in Afghanistan, he nevertheless reports for a new tour of duty in this war zone. He and his unit are to protect a remote village from the Taliban. One of the people accompanying Jesper is a young interpreter, Tarik, whose job includes mediating between soldiers and villagers.

Both sides have a hard time trying to overcome the differences in their respective ways of life. Jesper must gain the trust of both villagers and the allied Arbaki militia and his nerves are soon on edge. He finds himself increasingly morally conflicted as a result of his superiors’ orders. His association with the Germans means Tarik’s life is constantly under threat, but when Tarik begins to fear for his sister’s safety, Jesper has to make a decision.

Feo Aladag uses this portrait of an ISAF soldier in Afghanistan to explore questions of affinity and otherness, trust and failure. How humane can your actions be if you are bound by the workings of a strict military bureaucracy? What remains of the ideals of human dignity when you are caught up in a daily struggle for survival?

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Feo Aladag
Screenplay:Feo Aladag
Director of photography:Judith Kaufmann
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Music:Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Karim Sebastian Elias (Zusatz)
  
Cast: 
Ronald ZehrfeldJesper
Mohsin AhmadyTarik
Saida BarmakiTariks Schwester Nala
Abdul Salam YosofzaiHaroon
Burghart KlaußnerOberst Haar
Felix KramerOli
Pit BukowskiTeckl
Tobias SchönenbergPetze
Roman RienSepp
Abdul Sabor RasoolyZia Khan
Sher AqaMalik Habib
Ali RezaFela
Abdul ShukurNazir
Haji NajafAlter Mann
Mohammed SalimAdil
Wakil NikbinKuhbesitzer
ParvaneShisfa
Qoodos FarahmandCorolla Fahrer
Masooma IbrahimiKonsulatsmitarbeiterin
Sebastian SchipperConstantin Lemarchal
  
Production company:Independent Artists Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Feo Aladag

All Credits

Director:Feo Aladag
Assistant director:Sherard Jayasuriya
Script supervisor:Ulrike Franz
Screenplay:Feo Aladag
Co-Autor:Judith Kaufmann, Matthias Kock
Co-author:Ralph Thiele, Roland Zag, Martin Lang, Guntmar Lasnig, Gina Schenk, Andrea Mertens
Director of photography:Judith Kaufmann
Assistant camera:Rolf Rosendahl, Daniel Grendel
2nd Camera unit:Peter Drittenpreis
Colour grading:Manfred Turek (Lead), Steffen Paul
Still photography:Wolfgang Ennenbach, Björn Kommerell, Mustafa Ali Mardani
Lighting design:Timm Brückner
Gaffer:Sebastian Kockelke, Christof Grunz
Key grip:Jan Brun
Production design:Silke Buhr
Art director:Emanuel Schleiermacher (Afghanistan)
Set dresser:Sandra Wortmann
Storyboard:Sherard Jayasuriya
Property master:Simon Blum
Stand-by props:Stefan Baumgärtner
Construction manager:Hannes Tröger
Make-up artist:Paula Leupold
Costume design:Gabrielle Reumer
Editing:Andrea Mertens
Sound editor:Alexander Vitt (Dialoge)
Editing (other):Hansjörg Weißbrich (Mitarbeit)
Sound design:Guido Zettier
Sound:Max Meindl
Sound assistant:Robin Hörrmann
Foley artist:Jörg Klinkenberg
Audio mixing:Stefan Korte
Consultant:Ralph Thiele, Matthias Kock (Sicherheit und Interkulturell), Martin Lang (Sicherheit und Militärisch)
Music:Jan A.P. Kaczmarek, Karim Sebastian Elias (Zusatz)
  
Cast: 
Ronald ZehrfeldJesper
Mohsin AhmadyTarik
Saida BarmakiTariks Schwester Nala
Abdul Salam YosofzaiHaroon
Burghart KlaußnerOberst Haar
Felix KramerOli
Pit BukowskiTeckl
Tobias SchönenbergPetze
Roman RienSepp
Abdul Sabor RasoolyZia Khan
Sher AqaMalik Habib
Ali RezaFela
Abdul ShukurNazir
Haji NajafAlter Mann
Mohammed SalimAdil
Wakil NikbinKuhbesitzer
ParvaneShisfa
Qoodos FarahmandCorolla Fahrer
Masooma IbrahimiKonsulatsmitarbeiterin
Sebastian SchipperConstantin Lemarchal
  
Production company:Independent Artists Filmproduktion (Berlin)
in co-production with:Geissendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion KG (GFF) (Köln), Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Feo Aladag
Co-Producer:Hans W. Geißendörfer
Producer (TV):Daniel Blum (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (ZDF), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Line producer:Karsten Aurich
Unit production manager:Lucas Meyer-Hentschel, Jawed Taiman (Afghanistan)
Location manager:Thomas Rommel, Maria Hoffmann (Motiv), Levy Spéder (Set), Sven Rosenkranz (Set)
Production coordinator:Emilie Truckenbrodt, Silke Sander
Post-production:Dominik Bollen
Production manager:Janina Bukowski
Shoot:: Afghanistan: Mazar-e-Sharif, Kunduz; Nordrhein-Westfalen
Original distributor:Majestic Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:103 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.2014, 143513, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Zwischen Welten
Arbeitstitel (DE) Später im Sommer

Versions

Original

Length:103 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.03.2014, 143513, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2014
 

Awards

FBW 2014
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