Was heißt hier Ende?

Was heißt hier Ende?

Deutschland 2014/2015, Dokumentarfilm

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Then Is It the End?

A film continues even after the final credits have rolled – when people talk about it and discuss it. Critic Michael Althen, who died in May 2011, knew how to get this sort of passionate dialogue with cinema going in the most beautiful manner with the texts he wrote.

Art and fairground, documentary and fantasy, everyday life and ecstasy – it was these contrasts that drew Michael Althen into the cinema. Colleagues, friends, directors, his wife, and even Althen himself all get to have their say and it’s as if film history itself suddenly started speaking. Dominik Graf’s endearing portrait of his friend gets its message across with hardly any film clips. Recollections of Althen’s articles and quotations are enough to put images in motion in the mind’s eye. Althen once said that he writes film reviews because he’s incredibly forgetful, and that writing helped him piece together which emotions remained after viewing a film and why. He usually carried out this pleasurable reconstruction work until deep into the night. A colleague of his once said that perhaps the unconscious played a role in Althen’s writing. A wonderful notion.

Source: 65. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

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Director:Dominik Graf
Assistant director:Teresa Althen, Arthur Althen
Screenplay:Dominik Graf (Konzept)
Director of photography:Felix von Boehm, Till Vielrose
Make-up artist:Ingrid Navratil
Editing:Tobias Streck
Sound:Robert Richert
Music:Sven Rossenbach, Florian van Volxem
Participation:Michael Althen (Archivmaterial), Adolf Althen, Arthur Althen, Teresa Althen, Romuald Karmakar, Tobias Kniebe, Doris Kuhn, Caroline Link, Olaf Möller, Christian Petzold, Hans Helmut Prinzler, Claudius Seidl, Tom Tykwer, Moritz von Uslar, Wim Wenders
Voice:Dominik Graf, Jeanette Hain, Philipp Moog
Production company:Preview Production GbR (München), Studio Babelsberg (Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam)
Producer:Joachim Schroeder
Co-Producer:Christoph Fisser, Carl L. Woebcken, Henning Molfenter
Producer (TV):Andrea Hanke (WDR), Sabine Scharnagl (BR), Thomas Sessner (BR), Rolf Bergmann (RBB)
Line producer:Jürgen Kinateder
Unit production manager:Teresa Althen, Arthur Althen
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:120 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.05.2015, 152365, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Forum Special;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015

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Originaltitel (DE) Was heißt hier Ende?
Untertitel Der Filmkritiker Michael Althen

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Length:120 min
Format:DCP, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.05.2015, 152365, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 13.02.2015, Berlin, IFF - Forum Special;
Kinostart (DE): 18.06.2015
 

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