Unter dem Eis

Unter dem Eis

Deutschland 2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Under The Ice

Jenny’s idyllic life on the edge of the city begins to fall apart when she comes home one afternoon from her friend Sandra and finds her son Tim completely upset. Tim leads her into the woods where Sandra’s seven-year old daughter Luzi is lying dead in the snow. Everything seems to indicate that Tim is directly involved in Luzi’s death.

In panic and in an attempt to protect her son, Jenny urgently warns him not to tell anyone the truth. Nobody should connect Tim to this tragic event, not even Michael, her husband and his own father, who as the responsible police detective is working like mad to solve the case.


Jenny doesn’t realize that her son is breaking down under the secret. He oversteps limits and rebels, makes up strange stories, can’t sleep and is plagued by nightmares. When his teacher and even his father notice his changed behaviour, Jenny entangles herself and Tim ever deeper in a web of lies. She, too, is about to collapse under the burden of her guilt. In her desperation, she turns to her mother, who wants nothing to do with the truth. Jenny has to try and live with the lie.

Through the commitment of Tim’s teacher, Michael finally understands that his son needs professional help. After a sleepless night, Michael makes a portentous decision. In the end, the nightmare has only begun…

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Aelrun Goette
Screenplay:Thomas Stiller
Director of photography:Jens Harant
Editing:Andreas Zitzmann
Music:Martin Todsharow
  
Cast: 
Bibiana BeglauJenny Niemeyer
Adrian WahlenTim Niemeyer
Dirk BorchardtMichael Niemeyer
Sandra BorgmannSandra Kornatz
Susanne LotharFrau Pötter
Barbara FockeHildegard Bohn
Mercedes MüllerLuzi Kornatz
Thorsten MertenGünther Kornatz
Bruno F. ApitzPfarrer
Inka PabstInka Clausener
Eva MendeMaria Schneider
Susanna KrausKatharina von Sewczeck-Beyer
  
Production company:Eikon Media GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Ernst Ludwig Ganzert

All Credits

Director:Aelrun Goette
Assistant director:Stefan Kornatz
Script supervisor:Ricarda Brand
Screenplay:Thomas Stiller
Story:Holger Badura
Director of photography:Jens Harant
Assistant camera:Andreas Birkle
Set design:Heidrun Reshöft (Szenenbild), Katrin Schier (Assistenz)
Prop master:Marco Rädke
Property master:Harry Rischmüller
Make-up artist:Sabine Schumann, Dörte Dobkowitz, Annett Schulze
Costume design:Natascha Curtius-Noss, Olivia Vossenkuhl (Assistenz)
Editing:Andreas Zitzmann
Sound design:Christian Lutz
Sound:Bernd von Bassewitz
Sound assistant:Bernd von Bassewitz
Audio mixing:Jörg Höhne
Casting:Wiltrud Goericke, Nina Haun
Music:Martin Todsharow
  
Cast: 
Bibiana BeglauJenny Niemeyer
Adrian WahlenTim Niemeyer
Dirk BorchardtMichael Niemeyer
Sandra BorgmannSandra Kornatz
Susanne LotharFrau Pötter
Barbara FockeHildegard Bohn
Mercedes MüllerLuzi Kornatz
Thorsten MertenGünther Kornatz
Bruno F. ApitzPfarrer
Inka PabstInka Clausener
Eva MendeMaria Schneider
Susanna KrausKatharina von Sewczeck-Beyer
  
Production company:Eikon Media GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Producer:Ernst Ludwig Ganzert
Producer (TV):Sabine Holtgreve (Südwestrundfunk [SWR]), Justus Boehnke
Producer:Milena Maitz
Unit production manager:Dorissa Berninger
Location manager:Matthias Ruppelt
Shoot:22.01.2005-: Berlin
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:91 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.10.2005, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung: 28.08.2006, Südwest 3

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Unter dem Eis
Arbeitstitel (DE) Schattenspiele

Versions

Original

Length:91 min
Format:Super16mm - Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Screening:Uraufführung: 27.10.2005, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
TV-Erstsendung: 28.08.2006, Südwest 3
 

Awards

2007
Adolf-Grimme-Preis
 

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