Winterreise

Winterreise

Deutschland / Österreich 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Winter Journey

Winter in Bavaria. Franz Brenninger, owner of a hardware company, is a man of good reputation and no little wealth. His two children have long since grown up and he enjoys the loyal support of his wife Martha. But Brenninger is tormented by an inner unrest. He has his phases: either boundless euphoria or deepest dejection. If he′s on a high, he loses contact with reality, picks quarrels with everyone and squanders his money inordinately. More and more "asshole mail" begins to arrive: invoices, reminders, demands. Brenninger′s company is about to go broke. 

Fortunately a letter arrives from Africa. Kenyan businessmen propose a "deal": they will "park" 15 million dollars in his account and he will earn a sizable commission. Brenninger needs money for his company and for an urgent eye operation for his wife. In one of his manic phases he throws caution to the wind and closes the deal. But instead of a commission, he has to put down 50,000 € as security. Against better judgement he invests a bank loan for his wife′s operation in the spurious deal. He loses everything. But Brenninger wouldn′t be Brenninger if he couldn′t fix it. With the young Kurdish woman Laila who translates for him he heads for Africa to get back the lost money. Yet he knows from Schubert′s lieder cycle "Winter Journey": "I must travel a road / From which no one ever returned."

Following up on "Hierankl", Hans Steinbichler continues his series of Bavarian portraits in "Winter Journey".

Source: 57. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Hans Steinbichler
Assistant director:Meno Sellschopp
Screenplay:Martin Rauhaus, Hans Steinbichler
Director of photography:Bella Halben
Production design:Johannes Sternagel, Doerthe Komnick
Make-up artist:Scharka Cechova, Marina Keckeis
Costume design:Barbara Grupp
Editing:Anne Loewer
Sound:Quirin Böhm
Sound assistant:Michael Vetter
Audio mixing:Michael Stecher
Casting:Nessie Nesslauer, Lenny Yuma
Music:Antoni Komasa-Łazarkiewicz, Martin Kälberer (Klaviereinspielung - Schubert)
  
Cast: 
Josef BierbichlerFranz Brenninger
Sibel KekilliLeyla
Hanna SchygullaMartha Brenninger
Philipp HochmairXaver Brenninger
Anna SchudtPaula Brenninger
Johann von BülowHolger Mankewski
André M. HennickeFriedländer
Brigitte HobmeierJacqueline
Aloysius ItokaTom Kanabe
Stephan BissmeierNotar
Stefan MerkiArzt
Klaus ManchenBotschafter
  
Production company:die film gmbh (München)
in co-production with:Wega Filmproduktionsgesellschaft mbH (Wien), Dresbach-Schäfer-Quabeck (München), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München)
in association with:Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Dieter Ulrich Aselmann, Robert Marciniak
Co-Producer:Veit Heiduschka, Stefanie Dresbach, Michael Schäfer, Benjamin Quabeck, Bettina Reitz (BR)
Producer (TV):Cornelia Ackers (BR), Maike Beba (BR), Barbara Häbe (Arte), Monika Lobkowicz (BR / Arte), Jochen Kölsch (BR / Arte)
Producer:Thomas Blieninger
Line producer:René Löw
Shoot:08.02.2005-31.03.2005: Wasserburg am Inn, Nairobi und Umgebung (Kenia)
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Media Plus Programm (EU)
Length:2710 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, Cinemascope
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 11.07.2006, 106763, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Voraufführung (FR): 20.05.2006, Cannes, IFF - Filmmarkt;
Uraufführung: 05.07.2006, Karlovy Vary, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 15.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 23.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 30.04.2009, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE AT) Winterreise

Versions

Original

Length:2710 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, Cinemascope
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 11.07.2006, 106763, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Voraufführung (FR): 20.05.2006, Cannes, IFF - Filmmarkt;
Uraufführung: 05.07.2006, Karlovy Vary, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 15.07.2006, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 23.11.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE FR): 30.04.2009, Arte
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2007
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller