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Berlin Stories

GER 2005, 93 min

Three episodes between stage and life – exciting young German cinema and a true Berlin film!

Synopsis

Three directors develope three astounding tales about the German capital based on rehearsals of a play by Volksbuehne-playwright René Pollesch. The film comments on the relationship between art and life in a tongue-in-cheek way: Marlon, a young acting student, has to forget the rules of acting he has just learned before he can know how to flesh out his role. He plunges into the vortex of the city for two days and nights. Lizzy constantly stages herself, but it always goes wrong: no money, no agency, no red carpet. She meets the cute callboy Julian in a bar and turns his biography into her story. Ohboy, a flâneur, is afraid of the theater rehearsals, so he does not attend them. In a long walk down Potsdamer Strasse, which unites all of Berlin’s facets, he faces his fear of the script, and above all himself.

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Irene von Alberti, Miriam Dehne, Esther Gronenborn (based on a theatre play by René Pollesch)
With
Richard Kropf, Inga Busch, David Scheller, Julia Hummer, Stipe Erceg, René Pollesch, RP Kahl, Anne Osterloh, Eve Natthawat- Kritsanayut, Elisabeth Rolli, Tatiani Katrantzi, Tina Pfurr
Director of Photopraphy
Dirk Heuer, Felix Leiberg, Patrick Waldmann
Assistant Camera
Wini Sulzbach, Jens Köppelmann
Editor
Robert Kummer, Daniela Kinateder
Music
Don Philippe, und Songs von Kissogram, Naked Lunch, Boy from Brazil, Dead Meadow, Sitcom Warrior, Navel, Jeans Team und Julia Hummer
Production Design
Anette Kuhn, Irina Kromayer, Anne Gumbrecht
Assistant Production Design 
Inga Damberg, Jörn Lachmann
Costume
Gina Krauß, Lidia Visconti
Sound
Wolfgang Widmer
Sound Assistant
Felix Karrenbauer, Susanne Elgeti
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek
Sound Mix
Matthias Schwab
Assistant Director
Kathrin Krottenthaler, Viviana Kammel, Meike Sieveking
Set Manager
Bernd Gaul
Production Manager
Christoph Amshoff
Producer
Frieder Schlaich
Produced by
Filmgalerie 451
In Coproduction with
ZDF (Claudia Tronnier), Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Founded by 
Filmförderung Baden-Württemberg, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Royal Produktion
World Premiere
15.02.2005, Berlin, IFF – Forum
German Theatrical Release
23.06.2005

DVD-Details

Extras
Making-of (25 min), Interview with René Pollesch (10 min), Trailer, Premiere Report Berlinale 2005, Kissogram-Clip
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
93 min + 35 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 2.0 +  5.1
Set Content
Softbox (Set Inhalt: 1), 12-pages booklet
Release Date
16.12.2005
Rating
From 12 Years

Distribution Details

Screening Format
DVD
35mm (16mm Blow Up, Dolby SR, contact Deutsche Kinemathek)
Aspect Ratio 
35mm, 1:1,85
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Promotion Material
A1 poster
License Area
Worldwide
Rating
From 12 years