Die schwarzen Brüder

Die schwarzen Brüder

Deutschland / Schweiz / Italien 2012/2013, Spielfilm

Inhalt

The Black Brothers

Switzerland, 19th century. In a remote mountain village, Giorgio, 14, leads a harsh but happy life –until the day his mother has a serious accident. The only way his father can pay the doctor is ... by selling Giorgio. 40 francs is what Giorgio’s father gets from the "Man with the Scar", who resells the boys he buys in Switzerland to prosperous chimney-sweep agents in Milan. There, Giorgio and his friend Alfredo become "spazzacamini", forced to work in narrow, soot-filled chimneys. For the boys, it's an exciting adventure: the big city, the secret crypt beneath a church, the pretty, but gravely ill Angeletta, the master’s daughter... Giorgio is in luck, for he is treated well by his master Battista, even though Battista's wife and son enjoy tormenting him. But Alfredo is driven to his physical limits. To ward off attacks by street gangs like the "Wolves", Alfredo founds the "Black Brothers" gang and makes Giorgio their first blood brother. Enjoying the support of his new friends, Giorgio devises a clever scheme to put the Wolves in their places. Then Alfredo dies of lung poisoning. Surprisingly, the Wolves accept Giorgio's proposal to band together with the Black Brothers and make the Man with the Scar pay for selling the boys into captivity... It is the beginning of a new, daring – and dangerous – adventure.

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Credits

Director:Xavier J. Koller
Screenplay:Fritjof Hohagen, Klaus Richter
Director of photography:Felix von Muralt
Editing:Gion-Reto Killias
Music:Balz Bachmann
  
Cast: 
Fynn HenkelGiorgio
Ruby O. FeeAngeletta
Moritz BleibtreuDer Mann mit der Narbe/Antonio Luini
Richy MüllerPater Roberto
Waldemar KobusBattista Rossi
Catrin StriebeckFrau Rossi
Dominique HorwitzMeister Zitrone
Leonardo NigroGiorgios Vater
Sabine TimoteoGiorgios Mutter
Can SchneiderDante
Jasper SmetsRotkopf
Andreas WarmbrunnAnselmo
Ciro de ChiaraMeister Spitzbart
Javidan ImaniAntonio
Marcus JakovljevicTonino
Jürgen RißmannBäckermeister
Nicolai WellerMeister mit Zylinder
Leni Wesselmanjunge Dame
Oliver EwyAlfredo
  
Production company:Enigma Film (Grünwald), Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG (Zürich), Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
Producer:Fritjof Hohagen, Clarens Grollmann

All Credits

Director:Xavier J. Koller
Assistant director:Robert Spika
Screenplay:Fritjof Hohagen, Klaus Richter
based on:Kurt Held (Kinderbuch), Lisa Tetzner (Kinderbuch)
Translation:Corinne Le Hong
Director of photography:Felix von Muralt
Assistant camera:Christian Kitscha
2nd Camera unit:Vladimir Müller
Steadycam operator:Vladimir Müller
Visual effects:Boris T. Duepré, Juri Stanossek
Still photography:Martin Menke
Lighting design:Ernst Brunner
Production design:Frank Bollinger
Art director:Jo Hattenhauer, Bettina Lessnig, Pierre Pfundt
Set design:Gernot Thöndel (Set Decorator)
Property master:Rolf Dietrich
Stand-by props:Ulrike Gojowczyk
Make-up artist:Barbara Grundmann, Marc Hollenstein
Special make-up effects:Robert Schmermer
Costume design:Birgit Hutter
Costumes:Vanessa Horsmann
Editing:Gion-Reto Killias
Sound:Andreas Wölki
Sound assistant:Oliver Held, Georg Müller
Synch sound:Uwe Zillner (Geräusche)
Special effects:Sven Kühn
Stunt co-ordinator:Katja Bernet, Torsten Jerabek, Marcel Stefanski
Casting:Jacqueline Rietz, Anja Dihrberg
Music:Balz Bachmann
  
Cast: 
Fynn HenkelGiorgio
Ruby O. FeeAngeletta
Moritz BleibtreuDer Mann mit der Narbe/Antonio Luini
Richy MüllerPater Roberto
Waldemar KobusBattista Rossi
Catrin StriebeckFrau Rossi
Dominique HorwitzMeister Zitrone
Leonardo NigroGiorgios Vater
Sabine TimoteoGiorgios Mutter
Can SchneiderDante
Jasper SmetsRotkopf
Andreas WarmbrunnAnselmo
Ciro de ChiaraMeister Spitzbart
Javidan ImaniAntonio
Marcus JakovljevicTonino
Jürgen RißmannBäckermeister
Nicolai WellerMeister mit Zylinder
Leni Wesselmanjunge Dame
Oliver EwyAlfredo
  
Production company:Enigma Film (Grünwald), Dschoint Ventschr Filmproduktion AG (Zürich), Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München)
in co-production with:Herold Productions GmbH (Frankfurt/Main), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Fritjof Hohagen, Clarens Grollmann
Co-Producer:Karin Koch, Wasiliki Bleser, Dr. Rainer Kölmel, Wolfgang Herold, Stephan O. Hansch, Alexander Loskant
Producer (TV):Cornelius Conrad (BR), Nadia Dumouchel, Roman Klink, Ole Kampovski, Brigita Mühlenbeck
Line producer:Simon Happ, Clarens Grollmann
Unit production manager:Thomas Rohde, Michela Pini, Bruno Keller (Tirol)
Location manager:Anja Gießing, Lilian Scharnhorst, Levke Palm (Set), Tiziano Piscazzi (Set)
Production assistant:Claudia Laux, Ann-Kathrin Weddige
Shoot:14.06.2012-15.08.2012: Tessin, Köln, Hanau (AEON Studios), Südtirol
Original distributor:StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Hessen Invest (Frankfurt am Main), Business Location Südtirol · Alto Adige (Bozen), Zürcher Filmstiftung (Zürich), Bundesamt für Kultur der Schweiz (Zürich)
Length:103 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe , Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.10.2013, 140594, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.10.2013, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Die schwarzen Brüder

Versions

Original

Length:103 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe , Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.10.2013, 140594, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 05.10.2013, Hamburg, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 17.04.2014
 

Awards

Deutsche Kinder-Medien-Festival Goldener Spatz 2014
Goldener Spatz, Beste Darstellerin
Goldener Spatz, Bester Kino-/Fernsehfilm