Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Deutschland 1998/1999, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Tuvalu is a poetic fairy-tale told without dialogue. Anton is locked by his blind father Karl into their old grand swimming pool. To please Karl, Anton maintains the illusion that the bath is intact and constantly busy. But the only guest to come is Eva, looking for Imperial, the old steam machine in the cellar. When Karl dies, the old empty pool dies with him. Anton and Eva take Imperial and sail away on Eva′s tugboat to the island of Tuvalu.
The film was shot in b&w and colored afterwards in the laboratory.

Source: German films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Veit Helmer
Assistant director:Soriana Dermendijeva
Script supervisor:Ljudmila Merdjansaja
Screenplay:Michaela Beck, Veit Helmer
Director of photography:Emil Christov
Assistant camera:Anton Nakov
Clapper loader:Christos Arvanitidis
Optical effects camera:Stephan Todorov (Unterwasser-Kamera), Ivan Hubenov (Unterwasser-Kamera)
Still photography:Temelko Ternelkov
Lighting design:Todor Shigunov
Set design:Alexander Manasse, Prolet Georgieva
Construction manager:Nebialko Georgiev
Make-up artist:Sophie Nyurleva
Costume design:Boriana Mintcheva
Editing:Araksi Mouhibian
Assistant editor:Julian Minkov
Sound design:Jörg Theil
Sound:Svetlosar Georgiev
Sound assistant:Valeri Metobiev
Audio mixing:Robert Jäger
Music:Jürgen Knieper, Goran Bregović (Zusätzliche Musik)
  
Cast: 
Denis LavantAnton
Chulpan KhamatovaEva
Philippe ClayKarl
E. J. CallahanInspektor
Catalina MurgeaMartha
Terrence GillespieGregor
Georgi RositschGustav
Todor GeorgievPolizist
  
Production company:Veit Helmer Filmproduktion (Berlin)
in association with:Borough Film (Sofia), Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig)
Producer:Veit Helmer
Executive producer:Vladimir Andreev, Georgi Balkanski
Line producer:Vladimir Andreev
Unit production manager:Rossi Lutzenov
Location manager:Lubomir Anev, Vladimir Vladimirov
Shoot:1998: Sofia, Moskau, Los Angeles, Bukarest [Sommer]
Original distributor:Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2749 m, 100 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.08.1999, 82780, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 23.09.1999, San Sebastian, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 22.06.2000;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 13.06.2002, Süd 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Tuvalu

Versions

Original

Length:2749 m, 100 min
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.08.1999, 82780, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (ES): 23.09.1999, San Sebastian, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 29.10.1999, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 22.06.2000;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 13.06.2002, Süd 3
 

Awards

Hofer Filmtage 1999
Eastman Förderpreis