Warheads

Warheads

Deutschland / Frankreich 1989-1992, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Romuald Karmakar’s documentary film is a portrait of both a German ex-Foreign Legionaire and an English mercenary. The 53 year old Günter Aschenbrenner was trained in the French Foreign Legion, where he set up rocket bases in Libya and in Congo as well as later becoming himself a trainer for the Foreign Legion in Guyana. He speaks openly, in great detail and not without some pride about his fighting experience in Africa. The younger British mercenary Karl on the other hand talks about the daily grind of war in disintegrated Yugoslavia – nervous, run down both psychologically and physically, he is unable to endure his daily life without drugs. Avoiding unduly overt commentary, the film montage brings out connections as well as reveals, highlighting the different perspectives regarding the handicraft of war.

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Director:Romuald Karmakar
Screenplay:Romuald Karmakar
Interviews:Romuald Karmakar
Director of photography:Michael Teutsch (Mississippi), Klaus Merkel (Französisch-Guayana), Reiner Lauter (München), Bruno Affret (Kroatien)
Assistant camera:Roland Bode (Mississippi), Jörg Schulz (Französisch-Guayana)
2nd Camera unit:Romuald Karmakar (Videokamera - Kroatien)
Editing:Katja Dringenberg
Assistant editor:Roland Kretschmer
Negative cutter:Elke Granke
Editing (other):Margarete Rose (Schnitt-Vorbereitung)
Sound:Klaus Peter Kaiser (Mississippi), Norbert Werner (Französisch-Guayana), Eckhard W. Kuchenbecker (München), Istvan Kerenyi (Kroatien)
Audio mixing:Alexander Goebel
Production company:Max Film Wolfgang Pfeiffer Filmproduktion (Berlin), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Eurocréation Productions (Paris)
Producer:Wolfgang Pfeiffer, Anne-Marie Autissier
Producer (TV):Werner Dütsch
Production assistant:Bettina Zielke, Helga Wilkerling
Shoot:1989-01.1992: Mississippi, Französisch Guayana, München, Kroatien
Original distributor:Ambush Entertainment (München)
Funding:Filmbüro Hamburg (Hamburg), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Berliner Filmförderung (Berlin)
Length:182 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 14.08.1992, Locarno, IFF, West 3;
Erstaufführung (DE): 16.02.1993, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 06.05.1993;
TV-Erstsendung: 08.04.1994, West 3 [1. Teil];
TV-Erstsendung: 11.04.1994, West 3 [2. Teil]

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Warheads
Arbeitstitel 9. Commando

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Original

Length:182 min
Format:16mm, 1:1,33
Picture/Sound:Eastmancolor, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 14.08.1992, Locarno, IFF, West 3;
Erstaufführung (DE): 16.02.1993, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 06.05.1993;
TV-Erstsendung: 08.04.1994, West 3 [1. Teil];
TV-Erstsendung: 11.04.1994, West 3 [2. Teil]
 

Awards

Jury der evangelischen Filmarbeit 1993
Film des Monats Juli 1993
 

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