Schuld sind immer die Anderen

Schuld sind immer die Anderen

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Shifting the Blame

Ben has gone down the wrong path. He repeatedly attacks people, robs them and doesn’t stop at physical violence. His deeds soon bear consequences: he lands in juvenile prison. But he shows no remorse. Social worker Niklas offers him the chance of a fresh start. Ben must prove himself outside the prison walls. He turns the offer down fiercely, but then consents.Ben becomes the freshman in the Waldhaus. There are neither fences nor walls, but a strict daily routine, never ending rules and evaluations that enable a rise in hierarchy. Ben rebels in the familiar community, disregards rules and stirs up the group. When one member of the group is sent back to prison after an aggressive outbreak, Ben realizes that he has to watch out.

Ben begins to engage in the project and enters the community step by step. But when Niklas’ wife Eva returns from a retreat, he is shocked. She is a former victim of his assaults, the one that was never resolved. A game of hide and seek starts for him, where he is permanently on the edge of being found out by Eva. For Eva, every day becomes a harder challenge. The more she tries to forget the past, the more she is overwhelmed by it. Niklas’ worry for his wife grows, while Ben fights to keep his secret safe.

But then Eva’s suspicion is aroused and Ben’s situation seems hopeless. For him as for Eva, a world falls apart. Ben experiences the pain of guilt for the first time, a conscience, and Eva feels the weakness of a victim that wants to forgive but cannot. What she held to be true suddenly loses its value. And the fact that they live together evolves into a crucial test and nobody knows how it will end.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Lars-Gunnar Lotz
Assistant director:Janina Hüttenrauch
Script supervisor:Martina Kasper
Screenplay:Anna Maria Praßler
Director of photography:Jan Prahl
Camera operator:Tobias Meik, Alex Traumann
Assistant camera:Florian Partikel
Steadycam operator:Tobias Meik, Alex Traumann
Still photography:Laura Schleicher
Lighting design:Jonathan Rinn
Stand-by props:Anika Lotz
Make-up artist:Nicole Durovic
Costume design:Tanja Gierich, Ulé Barcelos
Costumes:Julia Braun
Editing:Julia Böhm
Assistant editor:Felix Rudek
Sound editor:Andrew Mottl (Dialoge)
Sound design:Christian Heck
Sound:Benjamin E.G. Gruber
Sound assistant:Varlik Gökdemir
Audio mixing:Christian Heck
Stunt co-ordinator:Armin Sauer
Stunts:Armin Sauer
Casting:Karen Wendland
  
Cast: 
Edin HasanovicBenjamin
Julia BrendlerEva
Natalia RudziewiczMariana
Pit BukowskiTobias
Marc-Benjamin PuchNiklas
Aram AramiEmre
Alexander BechtSteffen
Joachim FoersterIvo
Oliver KonietznyAlex
Kais SettiSamir
Attila BorlanWärter Schmidt
  
Production company:FFL Film-und Fernseh-Labor Ludwigsburg GmbH & Co. KG (Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Manuel Challal, Sebastian Sawetzki, Philipp Knauss, Matthias Drescher
Producer (TV):Brigitte Dithard (SWR), Nadia Dumouchel (Arte)
Unit production manager:Darko Lovrinic
Location manager:Katja Roesch, Simon Rühlemann, Maximilian Fenner (Set)
Shoot:17.02.2011-28.03.2011: Münsingen, Stuttgart, Wiesloch
Original distributor:Alpha Medienkontor GmbH (Weimar)
Funding:MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart)
Length:93 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.02.2013, 137494, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2012, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Schuld sind immer die Anderen
Weiterer Titel (FR) L'irréparable
Arbeitstitel (DE) Zweites Leben

Versions

Original

Length:93 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 27.02.2013, 137494, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 19.01.2012, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 28.02.2013
 

Awards

Günter-Rohrbach-Filmpreis 2013
Darstellerpreis
 
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2013
Günter-Strack-Fernsehpreis
 
Festivals des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2012
Publikumspreis
 
Filmfest Emden-Norderney 2012
NDR Filmpreis
DGB Filmpreis
Bernhard Wicki Preis
 
Studio Hamburg Nachwuchspreis 2012
Regine Sixt Preis, Beste Regie
 
Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2012
Baden-Württembergischer Filmpreis, Bester Spielfilm
 
São Paulo International Film Festival 2012
Bester Hauptdarsteller
 
Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2012
Schülerbiber
 
Filmfestival Cottbus 2012
Bester Jugendfilm
 
FBW 2012
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