Women without men

Women without men

Deutschland / Österreich / Frankreich 2009, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Iran in the summer of 1953: The country is experiencing one of the most devastating moments in its history as the government of Mohammed Mossadegh, the first democratically elected prime minister, is overthrown by forces backed by the US and Great Britain, thus putting the Shah back into office. At the same time, four women from very different walks of life experience a short period of previously unknown freedom: In an enchanted garden outside of Teheran, the free-spirited art connaisseur Fakhri, young prostitute Zarin, political activist Munis and her friend Faezeh congregate. While the hope for a just society is fading in the violent chaos on the streets of Teheran, their shared attempt to escape fate and to search for a future have brought them together by chance.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Shirin Neshat
Co-Director:Shoja Azari
Assistant director:Scott Kirby, Sabina Franke
Screenplay:Shirin Neshat, Shoja Azari
based on:Shahrnush Parsipur (Roman)
Director of photography:Martin Gschlacht
Lighting design:Ole Ki Bun Wedemann
Set design:Katharina Wöppermann (Szenenbild), Shahram Karimi (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Heiko Schmidt, Mina Gorashi-Plenker
Costume design:Thomas Oláh
Editing:George Cragg, Jay Rabinowitz, Julia Wiedwald, Patrick Lambertz, Christof Schertenleib, Sam Neave
Sound editor:Sebastian Tesch, Felix Andriessens
Foley editor:Roman Volkholz
Sound:Uve Haußig
Sound assistant:Stefan Bangert
Audio mixing:Ansgar Frerich
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Casting:Lisa Oláh
Music:Ryuichi Sakamoto
  
Cast: 
Pegah FerydoniFaezeh
Orsolya TóthZarin
Mehdi MoinzadehSarhang
Shabnam ToloueiMunis
Arita ShahrzadFakhri
  
Production company:Coproduction Office (Berlin), Coop99 Filmproduktion GmbH (Wien), Coproduction Office (Paris)
in association with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), Schweizer Brandung Filmproduktion (München), Schönheitsfarm Postproduction GmbH & Co. KG (Hamburg)
Producer:Susanne Marian, Martin Gschlacht, Philippe Bober
Producer (TV):Holger Stern (ZDF), Manfred Zurhorst (ZDF), Heinrich Mis (ORF), Barbara Häbe (Arte), Andreas Schreitmüller (Arte)
Executive producer:Barbara Gladstone, Jerôme de Noirmont, Oleg Kokhan
Line producer:Peter Hermann, Bruno Wagner, Bruno Wagner, Erwin M. Schmidt, Isabell Wiegand
Associate producer:Shoja Azari, Joerg E. Schweizer
Production manager:Ursula Gaida
Shoot:30.04.2007-24.06.2007: Casablanca / Marokko
Original distributor:NFP Marketing & Distribution (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:2744 m, 100 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.06.2010, 123022, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DK): 01.03.2009, Aros, Kunstmuseum;
Kinostart (DE): 01.07.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (IR) Zanan-e bedun-e mardan
Originaltitel (DE AT FR) Women without men

Versions

Original

Length:2744 m, 100 min
Format:35mm
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.06.2010, 123022, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DK): 01.03.2009, Aros, Kunstmuseum;
Kinostart (DE): 01.07.2010
 

Awards

Filmfest München 2010
Bernhard Wicki Filmpreis "Die Brücke"
 
FBW 2010
Prädiakt: besonders wertvoll
 
ICFF Bitola 2010
Hauptpreis, Beste Kamera
 
IFF Venedig 2009
Silberner Löwe
 
Hessischer Filmpreis 2009
Cinema for Peace Award