Zum Geburtstag

Zum Geburtstag

Deutschland / Frankreich 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A Pact

Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years pass. Anna and Paul are successful, married, with two children. Then Georg appears – and he hasn't forgotten the pact.

Toplined by a cast consisting of some of Germany’s leading screen stars, the psycho-thriller "A Pact" unfolds a dense web of deceit and suspense that threatens to swallow up all who come into contact with the mysterious figures at the heart of the plot. Masterminding this gritty, nail-biting thriller is director Denis Dercourt, who has been hailed as a specialist of suspense since his feature film "The page turner, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, just as his feature "Demain, dès l'aube" at the 2009 festival.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

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Director:Denis Dercourt
Assistant director:Sandra Krauß
Screenplay:Denis Dercourt
Director of photography:Matteo Cocco
Assistant camera:Andreas Steffan
Still photography:Peter Hartwig
Production design:Petra Barchi
Property master:Federica Bologna
Make-up artist:Jana Schulze
Costume design:Susanne Sasserath
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Sound:Jörg Kidrowski, Felix Andriessens
Audio mixing:Olivier Dô Hùu
Casting:Anja Dihrberg, Jacqueline Rietz
Music:Jerome Lemonnier
  
Cast: 
Mark WaschkePaul
Marie BäumerAnna
Sylvester GrothGeorg
Sophie RoisYvonne
Saskia RosendahlEmelie
Johannes ZeilerDaniel
Markus QuentinLukas
Annette LoberSabine
  
Production company:Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion (Düsseldorf)
in co-production with:Cité Films S.A. (Paris), MACT Productions S.A. (Paris)
in association with:kineo Filmproduktion Peter Hartwig (Potsdam Babelsberg), Farbkult (Köln), COFINOVA 9 (Paris)
Producer:Marcelo Busse, Markus Halberschmidt
Associate producer:Peter Hartwig
Unit production manager:Sophie Stäglich
Location manager:Ines Frederich, Kathrin Stolze (Set)
Production assistant:Theresa Bölke
Shoot:28.08.2012-04.10.2012: Osterburg, Krefeld, Düsseldorf, Köln, Görlitz
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Deutsch-Französisches Filmabkommen (DE FR), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:82 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.07.2013, 139673, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 19.09.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Zum Geburtstag
Weiterer Titel A Pact

Versions

Original

Length:82 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby DTS
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.07.2013, 139673, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 19.09.2013