Wochenendkrieger

Wochenendkrieger

Deutschland / Österreich 2011-2013, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

Documentary about the live action role-playing phenomenon, which has grown-ups dressing up in fantasy or period costumes for the weekend in order to create fictional worlds in the woods and meadows with their peers. Already about 250.000 people in Germany take active part in live role-playing games. The film follows five of them and observes them shifting between "normal" daily routines and their fantastic weekend lives. It also questions why these games are so attractive and what makes people regularly take on another identity. Each of the five protagonists sticks to his or her designated role during the gatherings, and some have created complex characters over the years. The highlight is a game event titled "Conquest of Mythodea": an epic battle with more than 12.000 participants.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Andreas Geiger
2nd Unit director:Torsten Striegnitz
Assistant director:Réka Kincses
Screenplay:Andreas Geiger
Script editor:Torsten Striegnitz
Director of photography:Axel Schneppat
Assistant camera:Davor Marinkovic, Ralf Hahmann, Sebastian Woithe
2nd Camera unit:Jan Zabeil, Gerardo José Milsztein
Steadycam operator:Richard Eckes
Still photography:Davor Marinkovic
Editing:Torsten Striegnitz
Sound design:Jürgen Funk
Sound:Oliver Stahn, Oliver Grafe (2nd Unit), Karsten Höfer (2nd Unit), Oliver Jonischkeit (2nd Unit)
Music:Uwe Schenk
Voice:Hans Werner Olm
Production company:Gebrüder Beetz Filmproduktion (Berlin/Hamburg/Köln)
in co-production with:Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) (Berlin + Potsdam), Golden Girls Filmproduktion (Wien)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Christian Beetz
Co-Producer:Michael Seeber, Arash T. Riahi, Sabine Gruber
Producer (TV):Jens Stubenrauch (RBB), Dagmar Mielke (RBB)
Producer:Georg Tschurtschenthaler
Line producer:Kathrin Isberner
Unit production manager:Nick Pastucha, Rainer Baumert (RBB)
Post-production:Philipp Weigold
Shoot:29.07.2011-31.10.2011:
Original distributor:Neue Visionen Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmfonds Wien (Wien)
Length:90 min
Format:HD, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.07.2013, 139865, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 03.05.2013, Schwerin, filmkunstfest;
Kinostart (DE): 08.08.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Wochenendkrieger
Arbeitstitel (DE) Rollenspiel

Versions

Original

Length:90 min
Format:HD, 1:1,78
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 15.07.2013, 139865, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 03.05.2013, Schwerin, filmkunstfest;
Kinostart (DE): 08.08.2013