Swans

Swans

Deutschland / Portugal 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A man travels to Berlin because his ex-girlfriend is in a coma. He has brought their son Manuel with him. The two stay in the ailing woman′s apartment. While his father makes frequent visit to the clinic, Manuel feels out of place there. He prefers to wander through the wintry city on his skateboard. It is an immobile, mute body that serves as the focal point of the film: the body of a comatose woman. A body between life and death, which induces unease and insecurity in both father and son. They, too, function primarily as bodies. Bodies (almost) without language, which are unable to relate to one another. The son is preoccupied with the libidinous upheavals of adolescence.

The father has age-related physical complaints. Thus: there is skateboarding, masturbating and loud Berlin rap music for the one, gentle relaxation techniques and televised sports for the other. And then there is the body of their flatmate Kim, whose personal items serve as fetishes for Manuel and who awakens sexual desire in him. A somatic film. In other words: a masterfully orchestrated confrontation of diverse body images with a climate of emotional distance and the chill of the city.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Hugo Vieira da Silva
Co-Director:Heidi Wilm
Screenplay:Hugo Vieira da Silva
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Production design:Thomas Molt
Make-up artist:Ljiljana Müller
Costume design:Gabriella Ausonio
Editing:Andrea Wagner
Sound design:Daniel Iribarren, Manuel Laval
Sound:Nic Nagel
Synch sound:Christoph Oertel
Audio mixing:Matthias Schwab
Casting:Antje Missbach
  
Cast: 
Kai HillebrandManuel
Ralph HerforthVater Tarso
Maria SchusterMutter Petra
Vasupol SiriviriyapoonK.
Eva KryllÄrztin
Cornelius SchwalmHeiler
Christian SchwarzAndreas
Anne K. RathsfeldKrankenschwester
Robert LohrPolizist
  
Production company:Flying Moon Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:The Post Republic (Berlin), Contracosta Produçoes (Lissabon)
Producer:Helge Albers, Roshanak Behesht Nedjad
Co-Producer:Francisco Villa-Lobos
Line producer:Ole Nicolaisen
Shoot:: Berlin
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
DVD distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), TorinoFilmLab (Turin), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:126 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.07.2011, 128688, ab 16 Jahre [DVD]
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 14.07.2011

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Originaltitel (DE PT) Swans

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Length:126 min
Format:HD, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.07.2011, 128688, ab 16 Jahre [DVD]
Screening:Uraufführung: 12.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 14.07.2011
 

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