The Stratosphere Girl

The Stratosphere Girl

Deutschland / Italien / Großbritannien / Schweiz / Frankreich / Niederlande 2002-2004, Spielfilm

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The Stratosphere Girl

Drawing manga-style comics is Angela′s passion, but it won′t get the dreamy, 18-year-old blonde out of her European hometown. Hungry for adventure, Angela spontaneously takes up the idea of Japanese DJ Yamamoto, whom she meets at her graduation party, and flies to Tokyo to work as a hostess.

Tokyo instantly casts its spell on the impressionable youth, and her comics soon turn into animes - threatening, violent action comics that unreel before her eyes with terrifying vividness. Angela plunges into a dark story of cruelty and murder, of naïve young European women swallowed up into the brightly lit nights of downtown Tokyo, of men so powerful that even the police steer clear of them. Aware that she is - and must be - the heroine of her epic, Angela the Stratosphere Girl feverishly sketches the story that will reveal the truth. As she lives out the comic she is drawing, each stroke of her pencil brings her closer to triumph - or doom.

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Credits

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Director:M. X. Oberg
Assistant director:Jon Older, Jon Older
Script supervisor:Anne Lensing (Continuity)
Screenplay:M. X. Oberg
Director of photography:Michael Mieke
Assistant camera:Claudia Schnoor
Still photography:Tom Trambow
Lighting design:Björn Susen
Production design:Petra Barchi
Production design:Klaus Rudat
Set dresser:Sonja Mazurek
Set design:Tim Pannen (Art Director)
Drawings:Ann-Kathrin Otto (Comics)
Property master:Uli Tegetmeier, Christiane Schmid (Assistenz)
Construction manager:Klaus Witt
Make-up artist:Laura Schiavo-Loz
Costume design:Sandra Fuhr
Editing:Peter Alderliesten
Assistant editor:Barbara Hoffmann
Sound design:Herman Pieete
Sound:Maurice Hillier
Sound assistant:Graham Smith
Audio mixing:Bruno Tarrière
Casting:Pia Marais
Music:Nils Petter Molvaer
  
Cast: 
Chloé WinkelAngela
Jon YangYamamoto
Rebecca PalmerRachel
Tuva NovotnyMonika
Tara EldersPolly
Linda SteinhoffElla
Filip PeetersKrullmann
Togo IgawaOshima
Peggy-Jane de SchepperLarissa
Alan WestawayScotty
Burt KwoukPapa-San
Mette-Louise HollandIngrid
Monika StrzelczykTanya
Oona SpenglerRussisches Mädchen
Akemi OtaniMama-San
Manuela ServaisAngelas Mutter
Gisela BerkNachbarin
  
Production company:Pandora Filmproduktion GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Palomar Films S.p.A. (Rom), Clubdeal (London), Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG (Zürich), Paradis Films S.a.r.l. (Paris), Motel Films (Amsterdam), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Schweizer Fernsehen für die deutsche und rätoromanische Schweiz (SF DRS) (Zürich)
Producer:Christoph Friedel, Karl Baumgartner
Co-Producer:Carlo Degli Esposti, Pierre Spengler, Samir, Marc Sillam, Jeroen Beker
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke
Line producer:Claudia Steffen
Associate producer:Kenzo Horikoshi
Location manager:Olaf Lehmann
Shoot:01.09.2002-31.10.2002: Köln, Tokio
Original distributor:R.E.M. Rapid Eye Movies (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2321 m, 85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.07.2004, 98796, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2004, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 09.09.2004

Titles

Originaltitel (DE IT GB CH FR NL) The Stratosphere Girl

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Original

Length:2321 m, 85 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 16.07.2004, 98796, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 07.02.2004, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 09.09.2004