Willenbrock

Willenbrock

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Willenbrock
Bernd Willenbrock is a second-hand car salesman. Business is good, he has a beautiful wife, a mistress, a house on a new estate and a place in the country. He has just one employee, Jurek, an experienced car mechanic from Poland, who gets the cars ready for sale. Most of his customers are from eastern Europe. One of them is Krylow, a dubious Russian businessman, who turns up every few weeks or so and always buys up several cars at once. Their regular business deals mean that the two men have developed a relationship of trust of which Jurek does not approve at all. Willenbrock is quite content with his life. But then, all at once, several cars disappear without a trace from the yard. In order to show that he is prepared to do something about the burglary he hires a night watchman. Not only does Fritz look after the yard and the cars, he also happens to have a pretty daughter. However, this young student doesn’t seem to have the slightest interest in either second-hand cars or in her father’s boss. This only serves to spur Willenbrock’s ambition – without making him forget either his wife or his mistress. Willenbrock is real skirt-chaser.

However, his life comes under serious threat when he and his wife are mugged at their holiday home by Russian burglars – who are quickly caught and deported like a shot. Things threaten to spin out of control and Jurek is the only one to offer his active support.

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Andreas Dresen
Screenplay:Laila Stieler
Director of photography:Michael Hammon
Editing:Jörg Hauschild
Music:Jens Quandt, Jörg Hauschild
  
Cast: 
Axel PrahlWillenbrock
Inka FriedrichSusanne
Anne Ratte-PolleAnna
Dagmar ManzelVera
Tilo PrücknerGebrauchtwagenhändler Fritz
Christian GrashofMaler Waldersee
Andrzej SzopaJurek
Vladimir TarasjanzKrylow
Juri Anton LevitVictor
Hans KremerStaatsanwalt
Ursula WernerKommissarin
Michael GerberHerr Friedrich
Margit BendokatFrau Friedrich
Jörg SeyerEberhard
Andrea BrosePolizistin
Marco Bahr1. Polizist
Michael Prelle2. Polizist
Horst HiemerNachbar
Florian RiedelEinbrecher
Ljubisa GruicicEinbrecherin
Sven HönigEinbrecher in die Garage
Peter PragerMakler
Tobias LehmannKollege der Kommissarin
René SchwittayJunger Mann
Andree Östen SolvikTom
Susanne SchnappJournalistin
Ulrike HaaseAstrid
Thomas-Fritz JungErrol
Kirsten SchlüterJenny
  
Production company:UFA Filmproduktion GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Producer:Norbert Sauer

All Credits

Director:Andreas Dresen
Assistant director:Sabine Weyrich
Script supervisor:Manfred Behrndt
Screenplay:Laila Stieler
based on:Christoph Hein (Roman)
Script editor:Cooky Ziesche
Director of photography:Michael Hammon
Assistant camera:Ralf Hahmann
Lighting design:Gregor Havenith
Key grip:Nicolaus Metzger
Set design:Susanne Hopf (Szenenbild), Dago Pfalzer (Assistenz)
Prop master:Sascha Strutz
Title:Thomas Diesselhorst
Make-up artist:Grit Kosse, Uta Spikermann
Costume design:Sabine Greunig
Editing:Jörg Hauschild
Sound editor:Kai-Uwe Koch
Sound:Peter Schmidt
Sound assistant:Sophie Gaedicke
Audio mixing:Ralf Krause
Casting:Doris Borkmann
Music:Jens Quandt, Jörg Hauschild
Music (other):Jens Quandt (Beratung)
  
Cast: 
Axel PrahlWillenbrock
Inka FriedrichSusanne
Anne Ratte-PolleAnna
Dagmar ManzelVera
Tilo PrücknerGebrauchtwagenhändler Fritz
Christian GrashofMaler Waldersee
Andrzej SzopaJurek
Vladimir TarasjanzKrylow
Juri Anton LevitVictor
Hans KremerStaatsanwalt
Ursula WernerKommissarin
Michael GerberHerr Friedrich
Margit BendokatFrau Friedrich
Jörg SeyerEberhard
Andrea BrosePolizistin
Marco Bahr1. Polizist
Michael Prelle2. Polizist
Horst HiemerNachbar
Florian RiedelEinbrecher
Ljubisa GruicicEinbrecherin
Sven HönigEinbrecher in die Garage
Peter PragerMakler
Tobias LehmannKollege der Kommissarin
René SchwittayJunger Mann
Andree Östen SolvikTom
Susanne SchnappJournalistin
Ulrike HaaseAstrid
Thomas-Fritz JungErrol
Kirsten SchlüterJenny
  
Production company:UFA Filmproduktion GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
in co-production with:Trebitsch Produktion Internationa GmbH (TPI)( (Hamburg), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk (MDR) (Leipzig), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Norbert Sauer
Producer (TV):Wolf-Dietrich Brücker, Wolfgang Voigt, Ulli Herrmann, Andreas Schreitmüller
Producer:Cooky Ziesche
Unit production manager:Peter Hartwig
Location manager:Ralf Biok, Sabine Weyrich
Shoot:02.2004-18.03.2004: Magdeburg, Havelberg
Original distributor:Delphi Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2943 m, 107 min
Format:35mm, 1:2.35
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.02.2005, 101612, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 17.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 18.04.2008, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Willenbrock

Versions

Original

Length:2943 m, 107 min
Format:35mm, 1:2.35
Picture/Sound:Farbe + s/w, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.02.2005, 101612, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2005, Berlin, IFF - Panorama Special;
Kinostart (DE): 17.03.2005;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 18.04.2008, Arte
 

Awards

Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2006
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik Bester Darsteller Axel Prahl