Zwiebelfische – Jimmy Ernst, Glückstadt-New York

Zwiebelfische – Jimmy Ernst, Glückstadt-New York

Deutschland 2010, Dokumentarfilm


In the Boondocks – Jimmy Ernst, Glueckstadt / New York
The documentary film links the fate of the New York artist Jimmy Ernst and his parents Max Ernst and Louise Straus on several narrative levels with the story of the print shop Augustin in Glueckstadt. 1935 – Jimmy′s parents had to flee to Paris – the Augustin family take in the 15 year-old as an apprentice typesetter. He learns how to set foreign languages such as Chinese or Arabic as well as Runic characters and cuneiform script. Inspired by his work he develops a fascination for symbols, that will influence his entire oeuvre. With the help of the Augustin family Jimmy finally manages to escape to New York in 1938. His father later follows him to the United States, his mother is deported to Auschwitz where she is murdered.


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All Credits

Director:Christian Bau, Artur Dieckhoff
Screenplay:Christian Bau, Artur Dieckhoff
Director of photography:Barbara Metzlaff, Jörn Staeger
Assistant camera:Paul Spengemann
Optical effects:Ronney Afortu (Colorgrading), Herbert Müller
Still photography:Claudia Höfer
Editing:Maria Hemmleb
Sound:Jonny Müller-Goldenstedt
Audio mixing:Pierre Brand
Music:Ulrike Haage
Arrangement:Philipp Reitberger (Schnitt)
Participation:Prof. Dr. Bernd Eberstein, Walter Prueß, Dallas Ernst, Helmut Bohlmann
Voice:Verena Reichhardt, Burghart Klaußner
Production company:die thede (Hamburg)
Producer:Christian Bau
Production manager:Andreas Porschke
Original distributor:die thede (Hamburg)
Funding:Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg)
Length:60 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.09.2010


Originaltitel (DE) Zwiebelfische – Jimmy Ernst, Glückstadt-New York
Weiterer Titel (DE) Zwiebelfisch
Weiterer Titel (DE) Zwiebelfisch - Jimmy Ernst in Glückstadt



Length:60 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.09.2010


Nordische Filmtage Lübeck 2010
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