SuperTex - Eine Stunde im Paradies

SuperTex - Eine Stunde im Paradies

Deutschland / Niederlande 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

SuperTex

Max Breslauer, attractive, vital and in his mid-thirties, is living as a business consultant in Amsterdam.

He is the elder of Simon Breslauer′s two sons, who as the only one of a family of poor East European Jews survived the war and established a textile empire in the Netherlands. Simon is an experienced businessman, rough, yet clumsy - and full of sentimentality. Strict and loving at the same time, he values traditions such as the obligatory family dinner on Shabbat, which he uses for suffocating his two sons and his wife with his Jewish worldly wisdoms.
It is difficult for Max to find his own way in life, always being overshadowed by the figure of his omnipresent father. As future heir of SuperTex, he chooses to ignore all of it, including his family and his entire Jewish background. Frustrated with his father′s permanent disregard for his professional qualities, he unexpectedly leaves the family business.
Then one morning Max accidentally hits a young boy with his car - and finds himself forced to question his own identity. His girlfriend Esther leaves for Israel in search of a purer life. When his father then falls into a coma and his brother messes up a business deal for the family company in Casablanca, it seems as though all the people important to Max have left him. At this point, he finally seems to find his orientation in life in the philosophy of his father Simon: "An hour in paradise is well worthwhile." Max has finally grown up and is ready to accept his father′s legacy.

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Credits

Director:Jan Schütte
Screenplay:Richard Reitinger, Andrew Kazamia, Jan Schütte
Director of photography:Edward Kłosinski
Editing:Renate Merck
Music:Zbigniew Preisner
  
Cast: 
Stephen ManganMax Breslauer
Jan DecleirSimon Breslauer
Maureen LipmanDora Breslauer
Elliot LeveyBenjamin "Boy" Breslauer
Tracy-Ann ObermanLea van Gelder
Anna GeislerováMaria
Meital BerdahEsther
Victor LöwRobbie Goldschmith
Lisa KayProstituierte
Leon VoorbergEnrst Cohen
Ella van DrumptYvonne
Otto TausigHerr van Gelder
Lettie OosthoekFrau van Gelder
Wigbolt KruyverMoshe van Dam
Abdelmalek AksmissJean-Pierre Mohammed
Nabil AkhmissLouis Mohammed
Alaheddine BenmoussaDavid Tedesco
Omar ChenbodSisaac Tedesco
Melek KarasuSulamith
  
Production company:HaleBob Film GmbH (Emmerich)
Producer:Haig Balian

All Credits

Director:Jan Schütte
Dialogue editor:Mina Kindl
Screenplay:Richard Reitinger, Andrew Kazamia, Jan Schütte
German dialogue:Mina Kindl
based on:Leon de Winter (Roman "SuperTex")
Director of photography:Edward Kłosinski
Production design:Benedict Schillemans
Make-up artist:Botilla Bergschmidt, Katharina Gütter
Costume design:Mariëlla Kallenberg
Editing:Renate Merck
Editing (other):Christian Conrad (Dialog-Schnitt)
Sound design:Kirsten Kunhardt
Sound:Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker, Matthias Lempert
Casting:Michelle Guish
Music:Zbigniew Preisner
  
Cast: 
Stephen ManganMax Breslauer
Jan DecleirSimon Breslauer
Maureen LipmanDora Breslauer
Elliot LeveyBenjamin "Boy" Breslauer
Tracy-Ann ObermanLea van Gelder
Anna GeislerováMaria
Meital BerdahEsther
Victor LöwRobbie Goldschmith
Lisa KayProstituierte
Leon VoorbergEnrst Cohen
Ella van DrumptYvonne
Otto TausigHerr van Gelder
Lettie OosthoekFrau van Gelder
Wigbolt KruyverMoshe van Dam
Abdelmalek AksmissJean-Pierre Mohammed
Nabil AkhmissLouis Mohammed
Alaheddine BenmoussaDavid Tedesco
Omar ChenbodSisaac Tedesco
Melek KarasuSulamith
  
Production company:HaleBob Film GmbH (Emmerich)
in co-production with:Novoskop Film Jan Schütte (Berlin), Tobis StudioCanal GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR)/Arte (Köln), Minerva Film AB (Amsterdam), Covimages
in association with:Arte France Cinéma (Paris)
Producer:Haig Balian
Co-Producer:Wiebke Toppel
Line producer:Arnold Heslenfeld
Post-production:Axel Vogelmann
Shoot:15.10.2002-15.12.2002: Amsterdam, , Nordrhein-Westfalen, Marokko
Original distributor:Solo Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Subsequent distributor:Tobis-Filmverleih GmbH, Berlin
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Nederlands Fonds voor de Film (Amsterdam)
Length:2603 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.02.2004, 96875, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 07.09.2003, San Sebastian, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 11.03.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 13.03.2006, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (NL) SuperTex
Originaltitel (DE) SuperTex - Eine Stunde im Paradies

Versions

Original

Length:2603 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.02.2004, 96875, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 07.09.2003, San Sebastian, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 11.03.2004;
TV-Erstsendung: 13.03.2006, Arte