Wholetrain

Wholetrain

Deutschland 2004-2006, TV-Spielfilm

Inhalt

Florian Gaag’s debut feature takes a look at individual respect and recognition within a very special group. Made on a shoestring in order to capture the graffiti scene as authentically as possible, the film tells the story of a crew of four young graffitists dedicated to creating their own special values, rules and codes. A story about friendship and a passion that transcends all reason, it begins when another crew appears on the scene. Before long, a struggle for honour and style ensues that reaches the limit when David, Elyas and Achim decide to spray a ‘wholetrain’ – an entire city train. Their decision will change the lives of these four forever. 

Writer-director Florian Gaag was himself a member of Munich’s graffiti scene for many years. He later took up studies at Tisch School of the Arts in New York, also contributing to the Hip Hop magazine, “Juice”. Gaag persuaded well-known international graffiti artists Won, Cemnoz, Pure, Ciel and Neon to create both the graffiti and graffiti pieces for his film. Filmed in Munich and Warsaw, most of the young cast and crew working either in front of the camera or behind it were doing so for the first time.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Florian Gaag
Screenplay:Florian Gaag
Director of photography:Christian Rein
Set design:Heike Lange
Editing:Kai Schröter
Sound design:Jörg Elsner
Sound:Christian Bischoff, Marc Parisotto
Casting:Rita Serra-Roll
Music:Florian Gaag
  
Cast: 
Mike AdlerDavid
Florian RennerTino
Elyas M'BarekElyas
Jacob MatschenzAchim
Vincenzo RossoMüller
Naomi KnopfTamara
Kristina KarstDina
Karina FallensteinMaria
David MayongaDon
Talin LopezStitch
Sergej LubicInk
Alexander HeldPolizist Steinbauer
Patrick von BlumePolizist Gruber
Thomas DarchingerKranz
  
Production company:Goldkind Filmproduktion GmbH & Co. KG (München)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz)
in association with:Megaherz TV Fernsehproduktion GmbH (Unterföhring), Aerodynamic Films (München), Yeti Films (Warschau)
Producer:Christoph Müller, Sven Burgemeister, Silke Bacher
Co-Producer:Franz X. Gernstl, Fidelis Mager, Piotr Mularuk, Magdalena Napieracz, Florian Gaag
Producer (TV):Christian Cloos
Line producer:Dieter Horres
Unit production manager:Patricia Saffeels
Shoot:23.08.2004-09.10.2004: München, Warschau
Original distributor:Movienet Film GmbH (München)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2442 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.02.2006, 105131, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2006

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Wholetrain

Versions

Original

Length:2442 m, 89 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 06.02.2006, 105131, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2006
 

Awards

2009
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Schnitt
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Regie
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Drehbuch
Adolf-Grimme-Preis, Kamera
 
International Film Festival Molodist, Kiev 2009
Bester Spielfilm & Audience Award
 
Urban World Vibe Film Festival, New York 2009
Bester Spielfilm
 
Deutscher Kamerapreis 2007
Förderpreis, Schnitt
 
Exground Filmfest Wiesbaden 2006
Preis der Jugendjury
 
Spectrum Junger Film 2006
Bester Film
 
Berlinale, Berlin 2006
Lobende Erwähnung - Dialogue En Perspective
 
FBW 2006
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll