Sturm

Sturm

Deutschland / Dänemark / Niederlande 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Storm

Hannah Maynard, prosecutor at the International Criminal Tribunal in The Hague, is leading a trial against Goran Duric, a former commander of the Yugoslavian National Army. He is accused of the deportation and later killing of Bosnian-Muslim civilians in Kasmaj, a small town in what is now the Republika Srpska.

When a key witness is ensnared in the contradictions of his testimony, the tribunal sends a delegation to Bosnia to get a definitive picture of the events on site. Doubts as to the witness′ credibility are confirmed; to all appearances he has not told the truth. Shortly afterwards his body is found; he has committed suicide in his hotel room.

For Hannah the case is not yet lost. Hoping to uncover new findings, she travels to the witness′ burial in Sarajevo and meets his sister Mira there. Hannah soon senses that Mira has much more to say about the defendant than she is willing to admit.

Even though Mira is afraid to face up to the past and hence endanger her unsuspecting family, with whom she has made a new life in Germany after the war, she finally delivers the key piece of evidence for Duric′s crimes and agrees to testify at the tribunal in The Hague.

Shortly before the critical hearing, Duric′s defence tries to have Mira′s testimony disallowed – and finds unexpected support from the judiciary. Hannah realises that her opponents are not only to be found in the dock – but also among her own ranks.

Source: 59. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Hans-Christian Schmid
Screenplay:Bernd Lange, Hans-Christian Schmid
Director of photography:Bogumil Godfrejow
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Music:The Notwist
  
Cast: 
Kerry FoxHannah Maynard
Anamaria MarincaMira Arendt
Stephen DillaneKeith Haywood
Rolf LassgårdJonas Dahlberg
Alexander FehlingPatrick Färber
Tarik FilipovicMladen Blanovic
Krešimir MikićAlen Hajdarevic
Steven ScharfJan Arendt
Joel EisenblätterSimon Arendt
Bent MejdingRichter Anderson
Wine DierickxJule Svensson
Reinout BussemakerCarl Mathijsen
Alexis ZegermannDaliah Sofer
Arturo VenegasArnold Michaelis
Drazen KühnGoran Duric
Nadezda Perisic NolaBiljana Duric
Leon LučevMilorad Alic
Marinko PrgaFotograf
Emina MuftićHotelangestellte
Izudin BajrovicBranco Stanic
Jesper ChristensenAnthony Weber
  
Production company:23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid

All Credits

Director:Hans-Christian Schmid
Assistant director:Scott Kirby, Tobias Asam
Screenplay:Bernd Lange, Hans-Christian Schmid
Director of photography:Bogumil Godfrejow
Assistant camera:Johnny Feurer
2nd Camera unit:Fabian Rösler
Optical effects:Björn Friese
Still photography:Gerald von Foris
Lighting design:Georg Nonnenmacher
Key grip:Robert Wedemeyer
Production design:Christian Martin Goldbeck
Art director:Frances Kiko Soeder
Set design:Frances Kiko Soeder
Stand-by props:Ulrike Gojowczyk
Make-up artist:Henny Zimmer, Heike Merker
Costume design:Steffi Bruhn
Costumes:Daniela Backes
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Assistant editor:Bernd Hantke, Bianca Dienermann-Mehlitz
Sound design:Hans Møller
Sound:Patrick Veigel
Sound assistant:Hadon Install
Stunts:Michael Mohr, Rainer Werner, Jürgen Klein
Casting:Shaheen Baig, Oriana Kunčić
Music:The Notwist
  
Cast: 
Kerry FoxHannah Maynard
Anamaria MarincaMira Arendt
Stephen DillaneKeith Haywood
Rolf LassgårdJonas Dahlberg
Alexander FehlingPatrick Färber
Tarik FilipovicMladen Blanovic
Krešimir MikićAlen Hajdarevic
Steven ScharfJan Arendt
Joel EisenblätterSimon Arendt
Bent MejdingRichter Anderson
Wine DierickxJule Svensson
Reinout BussemakerCarl Mathijsen
Alexis ZegermannDaliah Sofer
Arturo VenegasArnold Michaelis
Drazen KühnGoran Duric
Nadezda Perisic NolaBiljana Duric
Leon LučevMilorad Alic
Marinko PrgaFotograf
Emina MuftićHotelangestellte
Izudin BajrovicBranco Stanic
Jesper ChristensenAnthony Weber
  
Production company:23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zentropa International (Köln), Zentropa Entertainment GmbH (Berlin), Zentropa Entertainments ApS (Hvidovre), IDTV Films B.V. (Amsterdam)
in association with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Film i Väst AB (Trollhättan)
Producer:Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
Co-Producer:Maria Köpf, Marie Cecilie Gade, Bettina Brokemper, Jeroen Beker, Frans van Gestel
Producer (TV):Ulli Herrmann (SWR), Wolf-Dietrich Brücker (WDR), Georg Steinert (Arte), Bettina Ricklefs (BR)
Executive producer:Peter Aalbæk Jensen, Peter Garde
Line producer:Ralph Brosche
Unit production manager:Jamila Wenske
Location manager:Ricarda Goray
Production coordinator:Gabriele Roß
Post-production:Ralph Brosche
Shoot:29.07.2008-07.10.2008: Berlin, Sarajevo, Den Haag, Köln, Spanien
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Danske Filminstitutet (Kopenhagen), Rotterdam Film Fund (Rotterdam), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2818 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2009, 118995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Aufführung (DE): 02.07.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 10.09.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Sturm
Weiterer Titel (DK) Hannahs valg
Weiterer Titel (NL) Storm

Versions

Original

Length:2818 m, 103 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 30.07.2009, 118995, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.02.2009, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Aufführung (DE): 02.07.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 10.09.2009
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2010
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
Lola, Beste Musik
Lola, Bester Schnitt
 
FBW 2009
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
2009
Amnesty International Film Prize
Preis der Gilde deutscher Filmkunsttheater
Verlag der Autoren Preis
 
Filmfest München 2009
Bernhard-Wicki-Filmpreis, Friedenspreis des Deutschen Films
 

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