Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild

Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild

Deutschland / Slowenien 2004-2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Warchild

Sarajevo 2005, the war has been over for years, but it still holds 30-year-old Senada hostage. Her daughter, Aida, has been "missing" for nine years, but Senada has not yet forsaken the hope that she is alive. She clings in despair to a vague sign, in spite of the fact that her ex-husband and her friends encourage her to finally let go and try to build a new life. But Senada refuses to give up. When she finds evidence that the Red Cross flew children to Germany during the war, she follows the trail immediately and arrives after a long journey in Ulm. She is rewarded there for her stubborn determination: Aida had actually been brought to Germany. However, the then two-year-old girl was given up for adoption, under the assumption that her parents were dead.


The life of the German family, Heinle, and their 12-year-old daughter, Kristina, is suddenly shaken by its roots when they learn that the mother they thought was dead is indeed alive and wants her daughter back. The Heinles are confused. They love their daughter more than anything and cannot conceive of losing her. Senada is reunited with her daughter, who is happy, firmly rooted in her new life, and no longer even able to speak the native language of her natural mother. Senada is confronted with a difficult decision: should she insist on the return of her daughter, wrenching her from her social circumstances and life in Germany, or return alone to Bosnia with the knowledge that her daughter is alive and doing well?

A modern, passionate story of a strong woman ill-served by destiny, but who nonetheless forges on. Warchild weaves its tale by use of the characters’ tension and gestures, as well as the suppressed and unspoken emotions of the protagonist, creating along the way a gripping family constellation along the lines of the Scandinavian narrative, and a magical ending. In spite of the intensity, the anxiety and drama result in total “relief” for Senada at the end.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Christian Wagner
Screenplay:Edin Hinrichs-Hadžimahović
Director of photography:Thomas Mauch
Editing:Jens Klüber
Music:Konstantia Gourzi, Xaver Naudascher, Ferran Cruixent (Arrangements)
  
Cast: 
Labina MitevskaSenada
Senad BašićSamir
Crescentia DünßerAdoptivmutter Beate Heinle
Otto KuklaAdoptivvater Lars Heinle
Katrin SassBeamtin beim Jugendamt Frau Jendrasko
Joelle LudwigAida / Kristina
Miranda LeonhardtMarija
Heinrich SchmiederToni
Zdenko JelčićSchlepper Dzigera
Milena ZupančičMunira
Milenko GoranovićRedzć
Isolde FischerMarlies
Robert KoroknjaiLeibwächter
Marija CulumGroßmutter Slava
Serge N. NyandaGuillaume
Christoph FrankenDöner-Isi
Lucija SerbedzijaNatasa
Zlatko MaltarBasecap
Milenko VidovićBootsmann
Stephanie KämmerSachbearbeiterin beim Jugendamt
Davor JanjićMomir
Tom Weber
  
Production company:Christian Wagner Filmproduktion (München)
Producer:Christian Wagner

All Credits

Director:Christian Wagner
Assistant director:Stefan Hornung, Boban Dedejić
Screenplay:Edin Hinrichs-Hadžimahović
Script editor:Stefan Dähnert
Director of photography:Thomas Mauch
Set design:Otto Kinzer (Szenenbild - Deutschland), Duško Milaveć (Szenenbild - Slowenien)
Make-up artist:Tina Šubić, Silke Schöpfer
Costume design:Gudrun Schretzmeier
Editing:Jens Klüber
Sound:Tom Weber, Marc Parisotto
Audio mixing:Anton Vetter
Consultant:Margarete Deiseroth-Gores (Rechtsberatung)
Casting:Nina Haun
Music:Konstantia Gourzi, Xaver Naudascher, Ferran Cruixent (Arrangements)
  
Cast: 
Labina MitevskaSenada
Senad BašićSamir
Crescentia DünßerAdoptivmutter Beate Heinle
Otto KuklaAdoptivvater Lars Heinle
Katrin SassBeamtin beim Jugendamt Frau Jendrasko
Joelle LudwigAida / Kristina
Miranda LeonhardtMarija
Heinrich SchmiederToni
Zdenko JelčićSchlepper Dzigera
Milena ZupančičMunira
Milenko GoranovićRedzć
Isolde FischerMarlies
Robert KoroknjaiLeibwächter
Marija CulumGroßmutter Slava
Serge N. NyandaGuillaume
Christoph FrankenDöner-Isi
Lucija SerbedzijaNatasa
Zlatko MaltarBasecap
Milenko VidovićBootsmann
Stephanie KämmerSachbearbeiterin beim Jugendamt
Davor JanjićMomir
Tom Weber
  
Production company:Christian Wagner Filmproduktion (München)
in co-production with:Studio Maj d.o.o. (Ljubljana), Viba Film (Ljubljana), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Christian Wagner
Co-Producer:Dunja Klemenć
Producer (TV):Carl Bergengruen (SWR), Ulrich Hermann (SWR), Bettina Reitz (BR), Bettina Ricklefs (BR), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Patricia Seutin-Bardou (Arte)
Producer:Nermin Gladers
Line producer:Thomas Wommer
Unit production manager:Darko Lovrinic, Frenk Celarc
Location manager:Robin Seiser
Production coordinator:Amra Bakšić Ĉamo
Shoot:06.11.2004-09.02.2005: Sarajevo, Brcko, Piran, Koper, Slowenische Adriaküste, Ulm, Neu-Ulm, Schwabische Alb,Aalen, Allgä
Original distributor:Movienet Film GmbH (München)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Media Desk Deutschland (Hamburg), Slowenischer Filmfond (Ljubljana), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2860 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 15.09.2005, 103707, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 31.08.2006, Montréal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 09.07.2008, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (SI) Izginuli
Originaltitel (DE) Stille Sehnsucht - Warchild
Arbeitstitel (DE) Warchild - Die Vermissten
Weiterer Titel (DE) Warchild

Versions

Original

Length:2860 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 15.09.2005, 103707, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CA): 31.08.2006, Montréal, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 09.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 09.07.2008, Arte
 

Awards

, Spezialpreis der Jury
IFF Montréal 2006
Drehbuchpreis
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2006