Unter Strom

Unter Strom

Deutschland 2008/2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Live Wire - A Day in the Life of an Innocent Kidnapper

Frankie is sentenced to fifteen years for murder: being innocent, he flips out and takes the newly divorced Daniel and Anna Trieb hostage. Needing a hideout, they end up at the Trieb's summer place. On the way, Frankie kidnaps the Economics Minister, Jan van Moellerbreit, whom he holds responsible for his plight. For reinforcements, Frankie also collects his wife Gloria and his best friend Cheesie. He needs them, too, because Anna Trieb's new lover has already made himself comfortable at the house - with champagne and Viagra! Before Frankie can get the group under control, Detective Kaminski and his men already have the place surrounded. Frankie's situation would be hopeless, if Kaminski hadn't sneaked in to rescue his secret lover, van Moellerbreit; if Daniel and Anna wouldn't fight so much; if it didn't come out that Cheesie has got Gloria pregnant; if Anna's lover didn't have a painfully permanent erection, and if Sigrid, Kaminski's right hand, who is hopelessly in love with her boss, didn't have to discover that Kaminski has no interest in women! It all comes to a dramatic showdown in which events spin totally out of control!

For anyone who likes fast-paced, well-constructed comedy with a sense of the absurd, "Live Wire" promises to be a treat. And for everyone else, it's still got to be as much fun as a barrel of monkeys!

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Zoltan Paul
Screenplay:Uli Brée, Zoltan Paul
Director of photography:Christopher Rowe
Lighting design:Andreas Schwab
Set design:Helen Kraiczy (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Jana Schulze
Costume design:Ines Burisch
Editing:Ben von Grafenstein, Sebastian Thümler
Sound:Johannes Doberenz
Audio mixing:Tom Korr
Music:Julian Pajzs, Thomas Mehlhorn
  
Cast: 
Hanno KofflerFrankie
Manfred ZapatkaJan van Möllenbreit
Robert StadloberCheesie
Harald KrassnitzerDaniel Trieb
Catrin StriebeckAnna Trieb
Anna FischerGloria
Franz Xaver ZachReuter
Sunnyi Melles
Ralph Herforth
  
Participation:Edgar Mannheimer
Production company:Next Film Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin)
in co-production with:Cineplus Media Service (Ludwigsburg), Atoll Film (Polling)
Producer:Clementina Hegewisch
Co-Producer:Zoltan Paul, Frank Evers
Unit production manager:René Löw
Shoot:05.02.2008-06.03.2008: Jena und Umgebung, Dresden [24 Drehtage]
Distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:90 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.09.2009, 119870, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 10.12.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Unter Strom

Versions

Original

Length:90 min
Format:HD - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.09.2009, 119870, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 30.06.2009, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 10.12.2009