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Werk ohne Autor

Venezia 75 Competition

Director:
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Production:
Pergamon Film (Jan Mojto, Florian e Christiane Henckel von Donnersmarck), Wiedemann&Berg Film (Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann)
Running Time:
188’
Language:
German
Country:
Germany
Main Cast:
Tom Schilling, Paula Beer, Sebastian Koch, Saskia Rosendahl, Oliver Masucci
Screenplay:
Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
Cinematographer:
Caleb Deschanel
Editor:
Patricia Rommel, Patrick Sanchez-Smith
Production Designer:
Silke Buhr
Costume Designer:
Gabriele Binder
Music:
Max Richter
Sound:
Matthias Richter
Special Effects:
Simon Giles

Synopsis

Inspired by real events and spanning three eras of German history, Werk ohne Autor tells the story of Kurt, a young art student who falls in love with fellow student, Ellie. Ellie’s father, Professor Seeband, a famous doctor, is dismayed at his daughter’s choice of boyfriend, and vows to destroy the relationship. What neither of them knows is that their lives are already connected through a terrible crime Seeband committed decades ago.

Director’s Statement

When writing about Tenessee Williams and Marlon Brando, the director Elia Kazan said that the talent of geniuses was merely the scab on the wounds they had been dealt in their early childhoods. This would mean that humans have an almost alchemistic ability to turn trauma into something glorious. Werk ohne Autor is a look into that alchemy. Through the prism of the historical traumas of my own country, Germany.

Producers/Distributors

PRODUCTION 1: Pergamon Film
Grünwalder Weg 28d
82041 – Munich, Germany
Tel. + 49 8967346910

PRODUCTION 2: Wiedemann & Berg Film
Akademiestraße 7
80799 – Munich, Germany
Tel. +49 8945232370
f.kurra@w-b.film

WORLD SALES: Dirk Schürhoff - Beta Cinema
Gruenwalder Weg 28d
82041 – Oberhaching, Germany
Tel. +4989673469 - 14
beta@betacinema.com

PRESS OFFICE: claudiatomassini associates
Saarbrücker Str. 24, Haus B, 2. Etage
10405 – Berlin, Germany
Claudia Tomassini - claudia@claudiatomassini.com - Cell. +49 1732055794 // Cell: + 39 334 3075056

Dorothee Stoewahse -
Beta Cinema
dorothee.stoewahse@betafilm.com

ITALIAN PRESS OFFICE: claudiatomassini associates
Saarbrücker Str. 24, Haus B, 2. Etage
10405 – Berlin, Germany
Claudia Tomassini - claudia@claudiatomassini.com - Cell. +49 1732055794 // Cell: + 39 334 3075056
Federica Ceraolo - federica.ceraolo@gmail.com - Cell. +39 3409172947


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