Alles auf Zucker!

Alles auf Zucker!

Deutschland 2004/2005, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Go For Zucker – An Unorthodox Comedy

"I'm in deep shit," muses Jaeckie Zucker about the current state of his life, "but at least the view′s good." Actually, Jaeckie was born as Jakob Zuckermann in 1947, but since 1961 he wants nothing to do with the Jewish "club".That was when his mother fled to the West with her first-born son Samuel as the Wall was built, leaving Jaeckie to fend for himself. He became a celebrity sports reporter, but has been down on his luck since the fall of the Wall. He barely makes ends meet by playing billiards and gambling. Jaeckie owes the bank a huge sum of money, which the branch manager – his son Thomas – is trying to collect, and his wife wants a divorce. His only hope is to win the 100,000 euro jackpot at the European Pool Tournament, but just before it starts his mother dies. Her will provides that her two sons will only inherit her fortune if they reconcile their differences and stay indoors during shivah, the seven-day period of mourning – just when the tournament is taking place.

For Woody Allen, Roberto Benigni or Mel Brooks it's the most natural thing in the world, but till now in Germany almost unthinkable: an audacious, politically incorrect, self-ironical Jewish comedy. With this unorthodox family tale of two brothers separated by the Wall, politics and belief, Dani Levy has succeeded in painting a deeply human, sympathetic picture of Jewry in present-day Germany.

Source: 55. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Dani Levy
Screenplay:Dani Levy, Holger Franke
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick
Editing:Elena Bromund
Music:Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Henry HübchenJakob "Jaeckie" Zucker
Hannelore ElsnerMarlene Zucker
Udo SamelSamuel Zuckermann
Anja FrankeJana
Sebastian BlombergJoshua
Steffen GrothThomas Zucker
Elena UhligLilly
Rolf HoppeRabbi Ginsberg
Golda TencerGolda Zuckermann
Inga BuschIrene
Antonia AdamikSarah
Axel WernerEddy Dürr
Renate KrößnerLinda
Bernd StegemannGerichtsvollzieher
Ghada HammoudaJanice
Tatjana BlacherTatjana
Juri RosstalnjiUkrainer
Tino LauHüne
Ulrich VossBetrunkener Gast
Andreas HerderKrankenpfleger
Dani LevyPool-Spieler
Klaus WowereitRegierender Bürgermeister
Andreas Herder1. Krankenpfleger
Marc Bischoff2. Krankenpfleger
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Köln)
Producer:Manuela Stehr

All Credits

Director:Dani Levy
Assistant director:Arndt Wiegering
Script supervisor:Anja Poller
Screenplay:Dani Levy, Holger Franke
Director of photography:Carl-F. Koschnick
Assistant camera:Nina Scheele
Still photography:Nadja Klier
Titles / Opticals:Darius Ghanai
Lighting design:Tommy Schulz
Production design:Christian Martin Goldbeck
Set design:Stefan Claus Hauck, Monica Suarez (Assistenz)
Property master:Johannes Pfaller
Stand-by props:Claudia Schölzel
Costume design:Lucie Bates
Make-up artist:Sabine Lidl, Sabine Hehnen-Wild
Editing:Elena Bromund
Assistant editor:Thorben Zoeger
Sound:Arno Wilms, Elmar Wilms
Audio mixing:Hubert Bartholomae
Special effects:Björn Friese
Casting:Risa Kes
Music:Niki Reiser
  
Cast: 
Henry HübchenJakob "Jaeckie" Zucker
Hannelore ElsnerMarlene Zucker
Udo SamelSamuel Zuckermann
Anja FrankeJana
Sebastian BlombergJoshua
Steffen GrothThomas Zucker
Elena UhligLilly
Rolf HoppeRabbi Ginsberg
Golda TencerGolda Zuckermann
Inga BuschIrene
Antonia AdamikSarah
Axel WernerEddy Dürr
Renate KrößnerLinda
Bernd StegemannGerichtsvollzieher
Ghada HammoudaJanice
Tatjana BlacherTatjana
Juri RosstalnjiUkrainer
Tino LauHüne
Ulrich VossBetrunkener Gast
Andreas HerderKrankenpfleger
Dani LevyPool-Spieler
Klaus WowereitRegierender Bürgermeister
Andreas Herder1. Krankenpfleger
Marc Bischoff2. Krankenpfleger
  
Production company:X Filme Creative Pool GmbH (Köln)
in co-production with:Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Manuela Stehr
Producer (TV):Barbara Buhl, Bettina Ricklefs, Andreas Schreitmüller
Line producer:Marcos Kantis
Unit production manager:Sonja B. Zimmer, Uwe Herpich
Location manager:Mark Nolting, Christopher Doll
Production coordinator:Regine Otto
Post-production:Boris Mang
Shoot:01.02.2004-:
Original distributor:X Verleih AG (Berlin)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2613 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.10.2004, 100137
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 06.01.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 23.09.2005, Arte

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Alles auf Zucker!
Arbeitstitel Zucker

Versions

Original

Length:2613 m, 95 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.10.2004, 100137
Screening:Uraufführung / Kinostart: 06.01.2005;
TV-Erstsendung: 23.09.2005, Arte
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2005
Lola, Beste Musik
Lola in Gold, Bester Spielfilm
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller
Lola, Bestes Kostümbild
Lola, Bestes Drehbuch
Lola, Beste Regie
 
Festival des Deutschen Films, Madrid 2005
Publikumspreis
 
Verband der Deutschen Filmkritik 2005
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik, Bestes Drehbuch
 
Club der Berliner Filmjournalisten 2005
Ernst-Lubitsch-Preis, Beste komödiantische Leistung
 
European Film Smiles Festival, Mladá Boleslav (Tschechien) 2005
Hauptpreis, Bester europäischer Film