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This very Moment

GER 2002, 94 min

A woman abandons her two stepchildren in Poland. A modern adaption of the fairy tale “Hänsel and Gretel”.

Synopsis

As a variation on “Hänsel and Gretel”, THIS VERY MOMENT tells the story of a flustered stepmother who dumps her husbands children on the side of the road during a shopping trip to Poland. Afraid of repurcussions, she does not tell him what happened and returns home pretending everything is fine. However, when the father discovers his children are missing, he starts a desperate search and is willing to give up everything to find them. Sylvia tries to help him and comfort him. While the children are trying their best to get home and the police are no help, the father and stepmother go out on their own to find the children.

Awards and Festivals

- Berlinale Forum 2003
- International Festival of Films on Art, Montréal 2003
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2003
- Chicago International Film Festival 2003
- Max Festival Hong Kong 2003
- Festival des deutschen Films Paris 2003
- Sithengi Filmfestival, Kapstadt 2003
- Filmfest Mannheim / Heidelberg 2003
- Boston Independent Film Festival 2003
- Berlin & Beyond San Francisco

Credits

Director
Christoph Hochhäusler
Screenplay
Benjamin Heisenberg, Christoph Hochhäusler
With
Judith Engel, Horst-Günter Marx, Miroslaw Baka, Sophie Charlotte Conrad und Leonard Bruckmann
Director of Photography
Ali Olcay Gözkaya
Editor
Gisela Zick
Music
Benedikt Schiefer
Production Design
Maximilian Lange
Make-up Artist 
Anke Elsner
Costume
Birgitt Kilian
Sound
Thorsten Bolzé
Producers
Clarens Grollmann, Mario Stefan
Produced by
fieber.film München, ZDF (Burkhard Althoff), Colonia Media Filmproduktions, Schmidtz Katze Filmkollektiv, Cine Image, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)
In Cooperation with
Filmcontract
Founded by 
FilmFernsehFonds Bayern (FFFB), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung (MDM)
World Premiere
11.02.2003, Berlin, IFF - Forum
German Theatrical Release
11.11.2004

DVD-Details

Extras
Interview with Christoph Hochhäusler, Original Trailer
Language
German
Subtitles
English, French
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
87 min + Extras
Aspect Ratio
1:1,66
Sound Format
DD 2.0
Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release Date
22.11.2004
Rating
From 12 Years

Distribution Details

Screening Format
35mm (Dolby SR)
Aspect Ratio
35mm, 1:1,66
Language
German
Subtitles
English, French
Promotion Material
Poster, Trailer
Licensearea
Germany, Austria, Switzerland
Rating
From 12 Years