This is Love

This is Love

Deutschland 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Since her husband disappeared from her life without a trace sixteen years ago, police inspector Maggie has lost all faith in love. The years of uncertainty have left her isolated. She doesn′t get along with her grown-up daughter Nina and tends to drink too much. Between nightly drinking bouts with her boyfriend Jörg and hung-over mornings with her colleague Roland, Maggie stumbles into a new, unusual case when she takes over the interrogation of tight-lipped Chris. Chris, who with his friend Holger buys children out of brothels in Vietnam in order to sell them to "parents" ready to adopt them in Germany, has returned to Germany with nine-year-old Jenjira.

So as not to attract attention, he has passed her off as his daughter. In her new surroundings, the traumatized girl has blossomed out, and a feeling of mutual trust develops between Jenjira and Chris. A feeling, however, that becomes a dilemma for Chris, because the girl awakens emotions in him that he would never wish to acknowledge he could have. But now Jenjira has disappeared, and Chris apparently knows more about it than he admits. During the interrogation a special relationship evolves between Chris and Maggie. Their talks wash up painful memories in both of them.

Film director Matthias Glasner: "I wanted to make a film about the pain and suffering that love can inflict on the lovers and how it can sometimes destroy lives. […] Love – above all the desire for ‘eternal love′ – can also be a curse."

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Matthias Glasner
Assistant director:Rick Ostermann
Script supervisor:Maria Wolf (Continuity)
Screenplay:Matthias Glasner
Director of photography:Sonja Rom
Assistant camera:Sven Ole Renneke
Steadycam operator:Benjamin Treplin
Optical effects:Sven Pannicke (VFX)
Still photography:Mathias Bothor
Lighting design:Thomas Schulz
Key grip:Carsten Eisenach
Set design:Frank Prümmer (Szenenbild), Oliver Klein (Szenenbild - Assistenz)
Property master:Endres Löber
Stand-by props:Nicole Schmitt
Make-up artist:Uta Spikermann, Jekaterina Oertel
Costume design:Sabine Keller, Ulli Wachsmuth (Assistenz)
Editing:Mona Bräuer, Heike Gnida
Sound design:Björn Wiese
Sound:Stefan Soltau
Sound assistant:Tini Tüllmann
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Stunt co-ordinator:Volkhart Buff
Casting:Simone Bär
Music:Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser
  
Cast: 
Jens AlbinusChris
Corinna HarfouchMaggie
Duyen PhamJenjira
Herbert KnaupDominik
Jürgen VogelHolger
Jördis TriebelHalina
Margarita BroichFrau Teichmann
Knut BergerHerr Teichmann
Valerie KochNina
Rosa EnskatWinnie
Hannes WegenerSven
Marita BreuerSimone
Ernst StötznerJörg
Devid StriesowRoland
Tatja SeibtEmma
Jesper ChristensenKoller
Richard SammelChef
Jürgen RißmannPolizeibeamter
Ill-Young KimDer Asiate
Matthias GlasnerVerkäufer in der Tankstelle
Marie Anne FliegelÄltere Frau
Marina BourasDänische Sekretärin
Felix VörtlerHausmeister
Ursula DollViola
  
Production company:Badlands Film (München)
in co-production with:Schwarzweiss Filmproduktion (Berlin), cine plus Leipzig GmbH (Leipzig)
in association with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Jürgen Vogel, Matthias Glasner, Lars Kraume, Frank Döhmann
Co-Producer:Jörg Schulze, Frank Evers
Producer (TV):Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte), Andrea Hanke (WDR), Gebhard Henke (WDR)
Unit production manager:Markus Brinkmann
Location manager:Jörg-Christian Engels, Sven Keller (Set)
Production manager:Katharina Beck
Shoot:15.07.2008-31.08.2008: Berlin, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Vietnam
Original distributor:Kinowelt Filmverleih GmbH (München)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin)
Length:3037 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.09.2009, 119588, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 20.09.2009, San Sebastian, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 17.11.2009, Essen, Lichtburg-Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 19.11.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) This is Love

Versions

Original

Length:3037 m, 111 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.09.2009, 119588, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 20.09.2009, San Sebastian, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 17.11.2009, Essen, Lichtburg-Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 19.11.2009
 

Awards

FBW 2009
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