Sputnik

Sputnik

Deutschland / Belgien / Tschechien 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Mission: Sputnik

1989, the German Democratic Republic: After he has applied for a transit visa, the uncle of 10-year-old Friederike is ordered by the authorities to leave for the West within 48 hours. The devastated girl thinks that she might never see her favourite uncle Mike again. Therefore, she and some of her friends start working on a machine which ought to "beam" her secretly across the boarder – just like she saw on Western television. Unfortunately, the first test run doesn't yield the results she was hoping for: Friederike and her friends remain where they were, instead all other inhabitants of the village have apparently been "beamed" to the West. And now they are seemingly trying to get over the Wall unnoticed in order to return to their homes. With time running out, the kids have to act quickly if they want to avert a catastrophe at the boarder.

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Credits

Director:Markus Dietrich
Screenplay:Markus Dietrich
Director of photography:Philipp Kirsamer
Editing:Sebastian Thümler, Andreas Baltschun
  
Cast: 
Flora Li ThiemannFriederike Bode
Finn FiebigFabian Schwartze
Luca JohannsenJonathan Reinhardt
Emil von SchönfelsOliver Krischewski
Devid StriesowAbschnittsbevollmächtigter Mauder
Maxim MehmetTorsten Bode
Yvonne CatterfeldKatharina Bode
Jacob MatschenzOnkel Mike
Andreas SchmidtHerr Karl
Ursula WernerOma Bode
Bernd StegemannHerr Basko
Marie GruberFrau Schwartze
Paula KrohSteffi Schwartze
Andy GätjenHerr Krischewski
Christina GroßeLehrerin Ziemann
Enno HesseNVA Leutnant
Peter DonathRainer
Herbert OlschokDirektor
Enno HesseLeutnant
  
Production company:ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH (Weimar), Hamster Film GmbH (Hamburg)
Producer:Guido Schwab, Marcel Lenz, Leontine Petit, Dorothe Beinemeier, Joost de Vries

All Credits

Director:Markus Dietrich
Assistant director:Peter Fuchs
Screenplay:Markus Dietrich
Script editor:Cornelia Clauss
Director of photography:Philipp Kirsamer
Assistant camera:Johannes Päch
2nd Camera unit:Niv Abootalebi
Steadycam operator:Niv Abootalebi
Still photography:Georges Pauly
Lighting design:Klaus Kennemann
Production design:Tom Hornig
Property master:Marko Kaiser
Stand-by props:Christian Hochtritt
Construction manager:Stephan von Tresckow
Make-up artist:Judith Kröher, Astrid Lehmann
Costume design:Marion Greiner
Costumes:Cordelia Hübner, Claudia Blumenauer
Editing:Sebastian Thümler, Andreas Baltschun
Sound:Dan van Bever
Sound assistant:Max Kober
Stunt co-ordinator:Ronnie Paul, René Lay
Casting:Simone Bär, Jessika Eisenkolb
  
Cast: 
Flora Li ThiemannFriederike Bode
Finn FiebigFabian Schwartze
Luca JohannsenJonathan Reinhardt
Emil von SchönfelsOliver Krischewski
Devid StriesowAbschnittsbevollmächtigter Mauder
Maxim MehmetTorsten Bode
Yvonne CatterfeldKatharina Bode
Jacob MatschenzOnkel Mike
Andreas SchmidtHerr Karl
Ursula WernerOma Bode
Bernd StegemannHerr Basko
Marie GruberFrau Schwartze
Paula KrohSteffi Schwartze
Andy GätjenHerr Krischewski
Christina GroßeLehrerin Ziemann
Enno HesseNVA Leutnant
Peter DonathRainer
Herbert OlschokDirektor
Enno HesseLeutnant
  
Production company:ostlicht filmproduktion GmbH (Weimar), Hamster Film GmbH (Hamburg)
in co-production with:A Private View (Gent), Negativ Film Productions (Prag), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Guido Schwab, Marcel Lenz, Leontine Petit, Dorothe Beinemeier, Joost de Vries
Co-Producer:Jean-Claude Van Rijckeghem, Dries Phlypo, Pavel Strnad, Katerina Cerna
Producer (TV):Astrid Plenk (MDR), Christa Streiber (MDR), Ole Kampovski (NDR)
Unit production manager:Ingrid Holzapfel
Location manager:Niels Hein, Stefan Wolf (Set)
Production assistant:Claudia Schindler
Shoot:02.10.2012-23.11.2012: Möllenbeck
Original distributor:MFA+ Filmdistribution e.K. (Regensburg)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Film House Germany AG (Frankfurt am Main), Czech Film Fund (Prag), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Belgian Tax Shelter (Brüssel), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:83 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.08.2013, 140409, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 03.10.2013, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 24.10.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Sputnik

Versions

Original

Length:83 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.08.2013, 140409, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 03.10.2013, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 24.10.2013
 

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2014
Lobende Erwähnung
 
Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2014
Bester Kinderfilm
 
FBW 2013
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll