Weltstadt

Weltstadt

Deutschland 2006-2008, Spielfilm

Inhalt

City of the World

In the night of June 16th 2004, in a picturesque East German town, two drunken teenage boys attacked a homeless man in the streets. When they realized that he had no valuables, they bashed him and set him on fire.

City of the World portrays five characters, 24 hours prior to the crime: the drunken teenagers Karsten and Till, Till’s girlfriend Steffi, the policeman Guenter, and the snack bar owner Heinrich. Based on a true story, the film depicts an aspect of German society that is often overlooked. The media only treats it with lurid headlines and fake contempt. But what is really going on?

Karsten, Till, Steffi, Guenter and Heinrich are average Germans, living a small-town life, in a state of mediocrity and apathy. But sometimes indifference turns into aggression, boredom into violence. The film shows an aspect of small-town banalities, social brutalization and a deeply aggressive youth sub culture.
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Credits

Director:Christian Klandt
Screenplay:Christian Klandt
Director of photography:René Gorski
Editing:Jörg Schreyer
Music:Paul Rischer
  
Cast: 
Florian BartholomäiTill
Gerdy ZintKarsten
Karoline SchuchSteffi
Franziska KrumwiedeKarstens Mutter
Justus CarrièreGünter
Jürgen VerchJargo
Henrike von KuickNadine
Hendrik ArnstHeinrich
Veit LowackTills Chef
Ellen F. ReichardtKundin im Solarium
Heinz KreitzenMann im Obdachlosenheim
Wilk MüllerChef des Kosmetikstudios
  
Production company:Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen »Konrad Wolf« (Potsdam-Babelsberg)

All Credits

Director:Christian Klandt
Creative supervisor:Rosa von Praunheim
Assistant director:Inga Köhler
Screenplay:Christian Klandt
Script editor:Catrin Lüth, Frank Grützbach
Director of photography:René Gorski
Titles / Opticals:Nicole Ernst
Lighting design:Daniel Schellhase
Set design:Tanja Baumgartner (Szenenbild), Lydia Dykier (Assistenz), Liliana Frevel (Assistenz)
Make-up artist:Nadine Albitz, Elisabeth Bigalke
Costume design:Nicole Hutmacher, Nicole Hutmacher
Editing:Jörg Schreyer
Sound design:Paul Rischer
Sound:Marko Weichler
Sound assistant:Ilko Klyszcz, Gernot Steubing
Audio mixing:Silvio Naumann
Stunts:Christoph Genesis, Thomas Köppen
Casting:Ulrike Müller
Music:Paul Rischer
  
Cast: 
Florian BartholomäiTill
Gerdy ZintKarsten
Karoline SchuchSteffi
Franziska KrumwiedeKarstens Mutter
Justus CarrièreGünter
Jürgen VerchJargo
Henrike von KuickNadine
Hendrik ArnstHeinrich
Veit LowackTills Chef
Ellen F. ReichardtKundin im Solarium
Heinz KreitzenMann im Obdachlosenheim
Wilk MüllerChef des Kosmetikstudios
  
Production company:Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen »Konrad Wolf« (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Commissioned by:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer (TV):Barbara Häbe (Arte)
Producer:Martin Lischke
Line producer:Holger Lochau
Location manager:Christine Rau
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Length:2978 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.09.2009, 119234, ab 12 Jahre
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.04.2008, Berlin, Achtung Berlin, new berlin film award, Babylon;
Aufführung (CA): 26.08.2008, Montréal, Palmarès du Festival des Films du monde, Cinema Quartier Latin 10;
Kinostart (DE): 05.11.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Weltstadt
Weiterer Titel (DE) Neue Heimat

Versions

Original

Length:2978 m, 104 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.09.2009, 119234, ab 12 Jahre
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.04.2008, Berlin, Achtung Berlin, new berlin film award, Babylon;
Aufführung (CA): 26.08.2008, Montréal, Palmarès du Festival des Films du monde, Cinema Quartier Latin 10;
Kinostart (DE): 05.11.2009
 

Awards

Achtung Berlin, new berlin film award 2008
Bester Spielfilm
 
Palmarès du Festival des Films du monde, Montréal 2008
Bester Schnitt