Vier Tage im Mai

Vier Tage im Mai

Deutschland / Russland / Ukraine 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

4 Days in May

"4 Days in May" tells the story of a Soviet captain and a young 13-year-old German boy in the final days of WWII. The two meet as enemies, but there is something that unites them: the war has claimed the lives of both the captain’s son and the boy’s father. These four days in May, during which time the world holds its breath; four days, which will change the 13-year-old forever. The boy wants to be a soldier and prove himself a hero, but instead, he ends up in the captivity of the captain and his 7-man reconnaissance patrol. They take up their observation post in the orphanage on the coast where the young boy lives. Weary from fighting and in an attempt to avoid any further conflict with German troops on a nearby beach, the captain and his men are all waiting for an end of the war – and start dreaming of life again. But the boy tries to instigate the hostile troops against each other. What he doesn’t suspect, however, is that the real enemy comes from an unexpected side: a Russian major, who has long had it in for the captain. Now the war, which almost seemed to finally be over, moves into the orphanage for one last battle; one which turns brothers into enemies and enemies into brothers.
The end of the war is the end of childhood. A film by Achim von Borries, based on a true story.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Director:Achim von Borries
Screenplay:Achim von Borries
Director of photography:Bernd Fischer
Editing:Antje Zynga
Music:Thomas Feiner
  
Cast: 
Pavel WenzelPeter
Aleksei GuskovKalmykov
Grigoriy DobryginFedjunin
Angelina HäntschDas Mädchen Anna
Gertrud RollBaronin Maria von Lewenov
Petra KellingKöchin Luise
Merab NinidzeMajor
Martin BrambachOberleutnant Wendt
Alexander HeldOberstleutnant
Veit StübnerKapitän
Sylke LangenbeckKindermädchen
Julius NitschkoffJunger Soldat
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Stefan Arndt

All Credits

Director:Achim von Borries
Assistant director:Mike Brown
Script supervisor:Ulrich Sack
Screenplay:Achim von Borries
Director of photography:Bernd Fischer
Assistant camera:Christof Assing, Matthias Mertsch
2nd Camera unit:Timo Moritz
Steadycam operator:Michael Ole Nielsen
Still photography:Gordon A. Timpen
Lighting design:Marc Lubosch
Gaffer:Miklos Endres
Key grip:Hans Hellner
Set dresser:Sabine Dotzauer
Set design:Ariunsaikhan Davaakhuu (Szenenbild), Björn Nowak (Art Director)
Property master:Andreas Horstmann
Stand-by props:Karola Soós
Construction manager:Michael Timmermann
Make-up artist:Kerstin Gaecklein, Heiko Schmidt, Tini Sager, Britt Schaefer
Costume design:Nicole Fischnaller
Costumes:Michaela Rinker
Editing:Antje Zynga
Sound design:Thomas Knop, Stephan Konken
Sound:Martin Müller
Audio mixing:Thomas Knop, Stephan Konken
Special effects:Norbert Skodock
Casting:Suse Marquardt, Jessika Eisenkolb
Music:Thomas Feiner
  
Cast: 
Pavel WenzelPeter
Aleksei GuskovKalmykov
Grigoriy DobryginFedjunin
Angelina HäntschDas Mädchen Anna
Gertrud RollBaronin Maria von Lewenov
Petra KellingKöchin Luise
Merab NinidzeMajor
Martin BrambachOberleutnant Wendt
Alexander HeldOberstleutnant
Veit StübnerKapitän
Sylke LangenbeckKindermädchen
Julius NitschkoffJunger Soldat
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:ZAO Studia F.A.F. (Moskau), LLC Aurora Production (Kiev), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Stefan Arndt
Co-Producer:Aleksei Guskov, Evgeni Chanin, Oleg Stepanenko, Achim von Borries
Producer (TV):Jörg Himstedt (HR), Birgit Kämper (Arte), Jeanette Würl (NDR)
Producer:Andrea Schütte, Elena Duffort
Unit production manager:Patrick Brandt
Location manager:Christoph Heitmann, Ingo Stroot (Set)
Shoot:27.07.2010-13.09.2010: Schleswig-Holstein, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Wirtschaftliche Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (Schwerin), Kultusministerium der Russischen Förderation, Staatliche Filmförderung der Ukraine (UA), Media Programm der EU (Brüssel)
Length:2676 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.08.2011, 128949, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 09.08.2011, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.09.2011, Lüneburg, Scala;
Kinostart (DE): 29.09.2011

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Vier Tage im Mai
Schreibvariante (DE) 4 Tage im Mai

Versions

Original

Length:2676 m, 98 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.08.2011, 128949, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 09.08.2011, Locarno, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 23.09.2011, Lüneburg, Scala;
Kinostart (DE): 29.09.2011
 

Awards

FBW 2011
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll