Unknown Identity

Unknown Identity

USA / Frankreich / Deutschland 2009-2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

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Dr Martin Harris has come to rain-soaked Berlin for a biotechnology conference. But no sooner does he step into a taxi than he is involved in a bad accident. The taxi driver, Gina, succeeds in saving the unconscious Harris from drowning but because she lives illegally in Germany, she runs off before the police arrive.

When Dr Harris wakes up from his coma he finds himself all bandaged up in a hospital bed. "Identity unknown" says the sign at the foot of his bed. For Harris this marks the beginning of a nightmare: his wife Liz no longer recognises him and another man has taken his place – claiming to be not just her husband but also the renowned scientist who is to hold an important lecture at the conference. As if that weren’t bad enough, Harris is also being pursued by a hit man. He even begins to doubt his own sanity. What on earth has happened to him?

In order to try to get back his old life, he sets off in search of Gina; through her he meets former Stasi agent Jürgen who has come across the surprising information that Dr Harris "is not the person he believes himself to be". But, before he can discuss this with Martin, he is murdered. Once again, Harris and Gina find themselves completely alone in their bid to save his identity – moreover, they are up against some powerful adversaries.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Jaume Collet-Serra
Screenplay:Stephen Cornwell, Oliver Butcher
Director of photography:Flavio Martínez Labiano
Editing:Timothy Alverson
Music:John Ottman, Alexander Rudd
  
Cast: 
Liam NeesonDr. Martin Harris
January JonesElizabeth Harris
Diane KrugerGina
Michael BaralPeter
Aidan QuinnDer andere Dr. Martin Harris
Frank LangellaRodney Cole
Bruno GanzErnst Jürgen
Sebastian KochProfessor Bressler
Karl MarkovicsDr. Farge
Stipe ErcegJones
Oliver SchneiderSmith
Rainer BockHerr Strauss
Mido HamadaPrinz Shada
Eva LöbauKrankenschwester Gretchen
Wolfgang StegemannSicherheitsbediensteter
Heike Hanold-LynchFrau im Fundbüro
Janina FliegerUniversitätsrezeptionistin
Rainer Sellienälterer Detektiv
Petra Schmidt-SchallerImmigrations Beamtin
Annabelle MandengTV-Moderatorin
Torsten MichaelisTaxifahrer
Katharina BlaschkeFrau Brunner
Joachim SchönfeldPasskontroleur
Herbert OlschokCaptain Brant
Petra HartungDetektivin
  
Production company:Dark Castle Entertainment (US), Le _Studio Canal + (Paris), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Zwölfte)
Producer:Andrew Rona, Leonard Goldberg, Joel Silver

All Credits

Director:Jaume Collet-Serra
2nd Unit director:Marc Wolff
Assistant director:Richard Styles, Max Keene
Script supervisor:Zoe Simijonović
Screenplay:Stephen Cornwell, Oliver Butcher
based on:Didier van Cauwelaert
Director of photography:Flavio Martínez Labiano
Camera operator:Adrian Cranage, Christof Wahl, Leah Striker
Assistant camera:Alda Maria Rühl, Lars Richter, Alexander Sachariew, Daniel Erb
2nd Camera unit:Terence Bulley
Optical effects:Carsten Woithe
Lighting design:Helmut Prein, Ron Rakowski
Key grip:Helge Felgendreher, Ilko Petkow
Production design:Richard Bridgland
Art director:Seth Turner, Anja Müller, Cornelia Ott, Christian Pralle
Set design:Bernhard Henrich (Set Decorator)
Make-up artist:Antje Langner, Katrin Schneider, Paula Leupold (Stunt unit)
Costume design:Ruth Myers, Meike C. Schlegel
Costumes:Anna Klages, Theresa Anna Luther
Editing:Timothy Alverson
Sound editor:Mark Taylor
Sound assistant:Benjamin Dunker
Audio mixing:Colin Nicolson
Special effects:Thomas Thiele
Stunt co-ordinator:Sandra Barger
Stunts:Wolfgang Stegemann, Christian Petersson, Jan Boehme, Mike Möller
Casting:Simone Bär, Lucinda Syson, Jessika Eisenkolb (Kinder)
Music:John Ottman, Alexander Rudd
  
Cast: 
Liam NeesonDr. Martin Harris
January JonesElizabeth Harris
Diane KrugerGina
Michael BaralPeter
Aidan QuinnDer andere Dr. Martin Harris
Frank LangellaRodney Cole
Bruno GanzErnst Jürgen
Sebastian KochProfessor Bressler
Karl MarkovicsDr. Farge
Stipe ErcegJones
Oliver SchneiderSmith
Rainer BockHerr Strauss
Mido HamadaPrinz Shada
Eva LöbauKrankenschwester Gretchen
Wolfgang StegemannSicherheitsbediensteter
Heike Hanold-LynchFrau im Fundbüro
Janina FliegerUniversitätsrezeptionistin
Rainer Sellienälterer Detektiv
Petra Schmidt-SchallerImmigrations Beamtin
Annabelle MandengTV-Moderatorin
Torsten MichaelisTaxifahrer
Katharina BlaschkeFrau Brunner
Joachim SchönfeldPasskontroleur
Herbert OlschokCaptain Brant
Petra HartungDetektivin
  
Production company:Dark Castle Entertainment (US), Le _Studio Canal + (Paris), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg) (Zwölfte)
in co-production with:Télévision Française (TF1) (Paris)
in association with:Canal + (Paris), Horticus UK (London)
Producer:Andrew Rona, Leonard Goldberg, Joel Silver
Co-Producer:Christoph Fisser, Carl L. Woebcken
Executive producer:Steve Richards, Peter McAleese, Sarah Meyer, Susan Downey, Olivier Courson
Unit production manager:Michael Scheel, Klaus Spinnler
Location manager:Oliver Küper, Daniel Mattig, Philipp Klausing, Benedikt Bothe (Set), Klaus Große Darrelmann (Motiv), Henrik Greisner (Motiv), Özkan Arslan (Motiv - Assistenz)
Shoot:16.12.2009-28.03.2010: Berlin, Studio Babelsberg, Leipzig
Original distributor:Kinowelt Filmverleih GmbH (Leipzig)
Funding:Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:3106 m, 113 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.02.2011, 126678, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 03.03.2010;
Erstaufführung (DE): 18.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Unknown Identity
Weiterer Titel (US) Unknown
Weiterer Titel (FR) Sans identité
Arbeitstitel (US DE FR) Unknown White Male

Versions

Original

Length:3106 m, 113 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.02.2011, 126678, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 03.03.2010;
Erstaufführung (DE): 18.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb