Top Girl oder la déformation professionnelle

Top Girl oder la déformation professionnelle

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm

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Top Girl or la déformation professionnelle

Helena, 30, a single mother with an 11-year-old daughter, is a moderately successful actress who earns a living as an escort in the sex industry. Her relationship with her own mother, a singing teacher, is tense, and she’s also increasingly annoyed with her job. Meeting David offers her an opportunity.

Snapshots from the brittle contemporary biography of a working woman, part 2: Helena at work, decked out in latex, leather and fishnet stockings, batting her eyelashes and brandishing sex toys. Male clients with various sexual predilections. A casting call where she’s supposed to play an ‘uncontrollably horny’ woman. A post-feminist lecture on the body, getting old and cosmetic surgery. And again and again, sex as a performance, relationships of a purely economic status. Body discourses. The mother stands for a time in which ‘female self-actualisation’ meant something very different. The little daughter recites a poem by Heinrich Heine. Helena finally comes up with a new sexual service; when the hunt is over, the women have been brought down and the men crow in triumph, there she stands, beautiful, severe and implacable. Like an absolute ruler.

Source: 64. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Tatjana Turanskyj
Screenplay:Tatjana Turanskyj
Director of photography:Lotta Kilian
Editing:Stephanie Kloss, Ricarda Zinke
Music:Niels Lorenz
  
Cast: 
Julia HummerHelena/Jacky
Rolf Peter KahlDavid
Simon WillFreddy
Susanne BredehöftLotte
Jojo PohlXenia
Franziska DickCastingchefin
Andina WeilerCastingassitentin
Mira ParteckeBordellchefin Suse
Thorsten HeidelGesangsschüler John
Mario PokatzkyHansi
Florian FeiglStefan
Ludmila SkripkinaStaubsaugerverkäuferin Anja
Nina KronjägerSchönheitschirurgin Dr. Nina Schreiber
Anna EgerHolly, eine Aussteigerin
Susanne StrachLoreley
Stefan MehrenBoss
Karim CherifBilly Bully
Daniel KraussWolf
Sven SeegerRolf
Ilil Land-BossSexarbeiterin Louise
Samia DauenhauerMaria
Janina RudenskaEva
Niels BormannHeiner
Katharina BellenaMutter
  
Production company:Turanskyj & Ahlrichs GbR (Berlin)
Producer:Tatjana Turanskyj, Jan Ahlrichs

All Credits

Director:Tatjana Turanskyj
Assistant director:Anna Schmidt
Screenplay:Tatjana Turanskyj
Director of photography:Lotta Kilian
Assistant camera:Waya Shirkhan, Konstantin Sayatz
Colour grading:Matthias Behrens, Marc Lontzek
Lighting design:Nicolai Mehring
Production design:Karin Betzler
Set design:Jutta Südbeck
Make-up artist:Liu Pei Min, Daniela Blaschke
Costume design:Ingken Benesch
Editing:Stephanie Kloss, Ricarda Zinke
Sound design:Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier
Sound:Matthias Gauerke
Audio mixing:Jochen Jezussek
Consultant:Claudia Zweifel (Künstlerische Beratung), Stephanie Kloss (Dramaturgischer Schnitt)
Casting:Anna Schmidt, Tatjana Turanskyj
Music:Niels Lorenz
  
Cast: 
Julia HummerHelena/Jacky
Rolf Peter KahlDavid
Simon WillFreddy
Susanne BredehöftLotte
Jojo PohlXenia
Franziska DickCastingchefin
Andina WeilerCastingassitentin
Mira ParteckeBordellchefin Suse
Thorsten HeidelGesangsschüler John
Mario PokatzkyHansi
Florian FeiglStefan
Ludmila SkripkinaStaubsaugerverkäuferin Anja
Nina KronjägerSchönheitschirurgin Dr. Nina Schreiber
Anna EgerHolly, eine Aussteigerin
Susanne StrachLoreley
Stefan MehrenBoss
Karim CherifBilly Bully
Daniel KraussWolf
Sven SeegerRolf
Ilil Land-BossSexarbeiterin Louise
Samia DauenhauerMaria
Janina RudenskaEva
Niels BormannHeiner
Katharina BellenaMutter
  
Production company:Turanskyj & Ahlrichs GbR (Berlin)
Producer:Tatjana Turanskyj, Jan Ahlrichs
Unit production manager:Corinna Volkmann
Location manager:Anna Schmidt
Original distributor:Drop-Out Cinema eG (Mannheim)
Funding:Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.04.2014, 144523, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 15.01.2015

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Originaltitel (DE) Top Girl oder la déformation professionnelle
Arbeitstitel (DE) La déformation professionnelle

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Length:94 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 11.04.2014, 144523, ab 16 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2014, Berlin, IFF - Forum;
Kinostart (DE): 15.01.2015
 

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