Was lebst du?

Was lebst du?

Deutschland 2004, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Whatz up?

I spent more than two years documenting the lives of Ali, Kais, Ertan and Alban on camera. During this time, their world was full of disappointments and conflict, but it also yielded incredible successes. It all began with a visit to the Youth Centre "Klingelputz" – a well-known meeting place for young migrants in the heart of Cologne.

From our very first meeting I was impressed by the boys’ directness and their amazing presence. I was also fascinated by the way their behaviour seemed to be informed by their contradictory nature as well as their cliché-ridden machismo perceptions. And yet, even if the tone is often rough and direct, loyalty and mutual respect are always present in their treatment of each other.
These four friends are from Moroccan, Tunisian, Turkish and Albanian families. In order to portray their lives and their thoughts it was also necessary for me to scrutinise my own attitudes. In fact, the deeper I became submerged in the world of these young men, the more my perspective on the world came under the influence of their own worldview. They too began to take an increasing interest in my life, and so, when I fell pregnant, the bond of trust that existed both in front of and behind the camera seemed to grow with my pregnancy and continued into my early motherhood.
This film is a journey into an unknown aspect of everyday life in Germany, portraying a group of young men on the cusp between the children they were and the adults they are about to become. (Bettina Braun)

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Bettina Braun
Screenplay:Bettina Braun
Director of photography:Bettina Braun
Editing:Gesa Marten, Bettina Braun
Production company:Icon Film (Köln)
Producer:Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk

All Credits

Director:Bettina Braun
Screenplay:Bettina Braun
Director of photography:Bettina Braun
Title:Uta Kopp
Editing:Gesa Marten, Bettina Braun
Sound:Bettina Braun
Audio mixing:Olaf Dettinger
Participation:Ali El. Mkllaki, Kais Setti, Ertan Dinç, Alban Kadiri, Bettina Braun
Production company:Icon Film (Köln)
Commissioned by:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
Producer:Herbert Schwering, Christine Kiauk
Producer (TV):Christian Cloos
Shoot:: Köln
Original distributor:Real Fiction Filmverleih (Köln)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf)
Length:2385 m, 87 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.08.2005, 103463, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.2004, Duisburg, Filmwoche;
Kinostart (DE): 13.10.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 14.11.2005, ZDF

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Was lebst du?
Arbeitstitel Rap und Ramadab

Versions

Original

Length:2385 m, 87 min
Format:DV - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Ton
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 25.08.2005, 103463, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.2004, Duisburg, Filmwoche;
Kinostart (DE): 13.10.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 14.11.2005, ZDF
 

Awards

, Kategorie Dokumentarfilm
2013
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Spezial
 
Schnitt-Preis 2005
 

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