Toter Mann

Toter Mann

Deutschland 2001, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Something to Remind Me

Toter Mann ("dead man" in English and the German expression describing the position of a swimmer floating on its back, legs together with arms stretched out to the side) opens in a thermal spa where a young woman is floating in that very same position. Her name is Leyla. A man observes her. He meets her again and falls in love with her. His name is Thomas and he′s a lawyer. But after their first night together, Leyla vanishes. She later re-surfaces in another city, gets a job in a factory canteen and meets another man. His name is Blum and he has spent the last fourteen years in prison and undergoing psychiatric treatment. But now, given another chance in life, he is taking part in a re-socialization program.

Thomas, meanwhile, is looking for Leyla and finds a clue. He pursues it and is led to Blum, who also happens to be his client. As he realizes the connection it is almost too late. Leyla and Blum have disappeared.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Director:Christian Petzold
Assistant director:Ires Jung
Screenplay:Christian Petzold, Jean-Baptiste Filleau
Script editor:Harun Farocki (Beratung)
Director of photography:Hans Fromm
Assistant camera:Kerstin Kosinarova
Lighting design:Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh (Oberbeleuchter), Dirk Domke, Josh Duell
Set design:Kade Gruber
Prop master:Ariane Steubl
Property master:Harry Rischmüller
Make-up artist:Monika Münnich
Costume design:Lisy Christl, Anke Wahnbaeck (Assistenz)
Editing:Bettina Böhler
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound assistant:Martin Ehlers
Music:Stefan Will
  
Cast: 
Nina HossLeyla
André M. HennickeThomas
Sven PippigBlum
Heinrich SchmiederRichard
Kathrin AngererSophie
Henning PekerOtt
Michael GerberAgent
Franziska TroegnerPeggy
Johannes HitzblechSeifert
Hilmar BaumannHausmeister
Rainer LaupichlerPolizeibeamter
Ingeborg SchillingMutter
Larissa RimkusKind
Kai SchuhmannKellner
  
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Commissioned by:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Bettina Reitz
Producer (TV):Caroline von Senden
Executive producer:Christian Rohde
Line producer:Mathias Schwerbrock
Unit production manager:Dorissa Berninger
Location manager:Ivan Ruppeldt
Production assistant:Karsten Aurich
Shoot:: Berlin, Brandenburg, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg
Length:88 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.2001, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 31.05.2002, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Toter Mann

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Original

Length:88 min
Format:16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 26.10.2001, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 31.05.2002, Arte
 

Awards

Adolf-Grimme-Preis 2003
Preis in Gold in der Kategorie Fiction & Unterhaltung
Preis in Gold für Darstellung
 

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