Vater und Sohn

Vater und Sohn

Deutschland / Russland / Frankreich / Italien / Niederlande 2002/2003, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Father and Son

A father and his son have lived together for years in an old apartment in the center of St. Petersburg. The mother has been dead a long time; nothing evokes her memory. The apartment is decorated in a Spartan fashion. A set of weights and a soccer ball are the only luxuries lying around.

The father is around 45 years old. His son is in his 20s. After all these years, they have built their own private world around them, full of memories, rituals and co-dependency. But their paths are slowly separating because both men hold on to a secret.
The father hides the story of a friend who disappeared in vengeance against an absurd war. The son is afraid to come to terms emotionally with his girlfriend. Each man wants to help the other, but they end up only hurting each other more. The events climax to a point where a decision must be made – either continue their lives together or start separate lives apart.
As in his other films, Aleksandr Sokurov reduces the action of Father and Son to the essential. In several concentrated scenes, he tells the story of a hermetic life that protects its inhabitants as much as it imprisons them.

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Credits

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Director:Aleksandr Sokurov
Assistant director:Tamara Agadzhanyan
Screenplay:Sergej Potepalov
Director of photography:Alexander Burow
2nd Camera unit:Igor Berson
Set design:Natalya Kochergina
Make-up artist:Zhanna Rodionova
Costume design:Bernadette Corstens
Editing:Sergej Ivanov
Sound:Sergei Moshkov
Special effects:Yuriy Epstein
Music:Andrej Sigle (Motive von P. Tschaikovskij)
  
Cast: 
Andrej SchtschetininVater
Alexej NejmyschevSohn
Alexander RozbaschSascha
Fedor LavrovFedor
Marina ZasukhinaMädchen
  
Production company:Zero Fiction Film GmbH (Berlin), Nikola Film Studio (St. Petersburg), Fora Film M (Moskau), Lumen Films (Paris), Mikado Cinematografica S.r.l. (Rom), Isabella Films B.V. (Amsterdam), Rosa Filmes (Lissabon)
in co-production with:zero one film GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Thomas Kufus
Co-Producer:Els Vandevorst
Producer (TV):Sabine Rollberg
Line producer:Claudia Spiller
Unit production manager:Eduard Artsikhovsky, Joana Synek
Location manager:Dmitry Komkov
Shoot:: Lissabon, Berlin; Atelier: Lenfilm Studio St. Petersburg
Original distributor:Piffl Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Centre National de la Cinématographie (C.N.C.) (Paris), Nederlands Fonds voor de Film (Amsterdam), Kultusministerium der Russischen Förderation
Length:2353 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.07.2004, 98702, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 24.05.2003, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.08.2004

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Vater und Sohn
Weiterer Titel (RU) Otec i syn
Weiterer Titel (FR) Père et fils
Weiterer Titel (IT NL) Father and Son

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Original

Length:2353 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,66
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 09.07.2004, 98702, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (FR): 24.05.2003, Cannes, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 12.08.2004
 

Awards

Jury der evangelischen Filmarbeit 2004
Film des Monats August 2004
 
IFF Cannes 2003
FIPRESCI-Preis
 

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