Das Meer am Morgen

Das Meer am Morgen

Deutschland / Frankreich 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Calm at Sea

October 1941. Eighteen months into France’s occupation by German troops, young Communist members of the Resistance shoot dead an officer of the German Army. In retaliation, Hitler demands the deaths of 150 Frenchmen, as 'retribution'. The targets are to be mostly young men believed to share the assassins’ political convictions. Most of these men are taken from an internment camp for opponents of the occupation; a 35-year-old French rural administrator is ordered to select the victims. Although the parish priest appeals to their conscience and moral sensibilities, both the German military and their French helpers slavishly follow their orders …

Volker Schlöndorff’s meticulous reconstruction of events is based on a secret military report written by poet Ernst Jünger, who was an officer in the German Army at the time, as well as the farewell letters of the 150 men. Events are told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Communist Guy Môquet – who was one of the victims of this act of retribution and was posthumously celebrated in France – as well as the eyes of a German soldier of almost the same age who was a member of the firing squad.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay:Volker Schlöndorff
Director of photography:Lubomir Bakchev
Editing:Susanne Hartmann
Music:Bruno Coulais
  
Cast: 
Léo Paul SalmainGuy Môquet
Ulrich MatthesErnst Jünger
Martin LoizillonClaude Lalet
Marc BarbéTimbaut
André JungGeneral Stülpnagel
Gilles ArbonaDr Maurice Ténine
Arnaud SimonMarc Bourhis
Philippe RésimontDésiré
Mario IrrekFranz
Arielle DombasleCharmille
Charlie NelsonVictor Renelle
Thomas ArnoldBotschafter Otto Abetz
Harald SchrottColonel Speidel
Christopher BuchholzKristucat
Konstantin FrolovLieutenant Campement
Jean-Marc RoulotTouya
Luc FlorianChassange
Sébastien AccartLecornu
Jean-Pierre DaroussinAbbé Moyon
Cyrille HenrySpartaco
  
Production company:Provobis Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbH (Berlin)
Producer:Bruno Petit

All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Screenplay:Volker Schlöndorff
based on:Ernst Jünger (nach einem Bericht von), Heinrich Böll (nach einer Erzählung von)
Director of photography:Lubomir Bakchev
Assistant camera:Matthieu Normand
Set design:Stéphane Makedonsky (Szenenbild)
Costume design:Agnès Noden
Make-up artist:Amélie Bouilly
Editing:Susanne Hartmann
Assistant editor:Anette Sölch
Sound design:Eric Bonnard
Sound:Philippe Garnier
Audio mixing:Eric Bonnard
Casting:Sabine Schroth
Music:Bruno Coulais
  
Cast: 
Léo Paul SalmainGuy Môquet
Ulrich MatthesErnst Jünger
Martin LoizillonClaude Lalet
Marc BarbéTimbaut
André JungGeneral Stülpnagel
Gilles ArbonaDr Maurice Ténine
Arnaud SimonMarc Bourhis
Philippe RésimontDésiré
Mario IrrekFranz
Arielle DombasleCharmille
Charlie NelsonVictor Renelle
Thomas ArnoldBotschafter Otto Abetz
Harald SchrottColonel Speidel
Christopher BuchholzKristucat
Konstantin FrolovLieutenant Campement
Jean-Marc RoulotTouya
Luc FlorianChassange
Sébastien AccartLecornu
Jean-Pierre DaroussinAbbé Moyon
Cyrille HenrySpartaco
  
Production company:Provobis Gesellschaft für Film und Fernsehen mbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Les Canards Sauvages (Paris), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte France (Issy Les Moulineaux), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
Producer:Bruno Petit
Co-Producer:Thomas Teubner, Martin Choroba
Producer (TV):Claudia Simionescu (Bayerischer Rundfunk [BR]), Christine Strobl, Patricia Schlesinger (Norddeutscher Rundfunk [NDR])
Unit production manager:Marcus Boehnke, Olivier Sarfati
Production coordinator:Cornelia Schacht
Shoot:26.04.2011-03.06.2011: Paris, Nântes
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München)
Length:89 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Voraufführung (DE): 14.10.2011, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Buchmesse - ARD Forum;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Panorama

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Meer am Morgen
Weiterer Titel (FR) La mer à l'aube
Weiterer Titel Calm At Sea

Versions

Original

Length:89 min
Format:16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Voraufführung (DE): 14.10.2011, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Buchmesse - ARD Forum;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Panorama
 

Awards

Fernsehfilm-Festival Baden-Baden 2012
Fernsehfilmpreis 2012
Preis der Studenten der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
 

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