5 Jahre Leben

5 Jahre Leben

Deutschland 2011/2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

5 Years

What would you prefer? Solitary confinement with non-stop glar ing neon lights, American pop tunes at full blast, and sudden, senseless beatings? Or to be locked up next to a fellow prisoner who’ll rat on you for a Big Mac? Perhaps the worst is having to kill your only friend, even if it is only a lizard …

Based on the true story of the German Turk Murat Kurnaz, who spent a total of five years as a U.S. prisoner in Afghanistan and Guantánamo, "5 Years" is an unflinching chronicle of unimaginable abuse and a duel between two iron-willed personalities.

The accused: Kurnaz, who wanted to give meaning to his life by turning to the Islamic faith and going on a pilgrimage to Pakistan right after 9/11. The accuser: U.S. government interrogation specialist Holford, who pulls all the stops of manipulation and fear, and whose main goal is to obtain a confession from Kurnaz. But Kurnaz can’t confess; he’s innocent.

And after many months elapse – months of physical and mental torture – Kurnaz realizes that Holford needs his confession, whether true or false, to win this battle and solve a diplomatic problem between America and Germany. Kurnaz knows that by refusing to sign, he is using the only power left to him. As Kurnaz settles into an indefinite, perhaps endless, prison term, he denies his captors the satisfaction of breaking his soul. Kurnaz chooses life, in spite of everything.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Stefan Schaller
Assistant director:Lars Gmehling, Ben Bischof (2. Regie-Assistenz), Özkan Arslan (3. Regie-Assistenz)
Script supervisor:Simone Catharina Gaul
Screenplay:Stefan Schaller, David Finck
based on:Murat Kurnaz
Director of photography:Armin Franzen
Assistant camera:Florian Ritter, Gregor Grieshaber
Steadycam operator:Dirk Eichler
Optical effects:Martin Grözinger, Martin Backhaus
Visual effects:Bernhard Näther
Still photography:Stephanie Kulbach
Lighting design:Richard Nitsche
Key grip:Thorsten Klein
Production design:Julian R. Wagner
Art director:Sarah Horton
Set design:Melanie Raab (Set Decorator)
Property master:Sandra Zimmerle
Stand-by props:Nancy Müller
Make-up artist:Dörte Dobkowitz, Irina Tübbecke-Bechem
Special make-up effects:Stefan von Essen
Costume design:Diana Dean
Costumes:Dörte Dobkowitz
Editing:Simon Blasi
Sound design:Dominik Leube, David Rädler
Sound:Christoph Schilling
Sound assistant:Dörg Schambach
Audio mixing:Dominik Leube, David Rädler
Special effects:Daniel Helbig
Stunt co-ordinator:Rainer Werner
Music:Enik
  
Cast: 
Sascha Alexander GeršakMurat Kurnaz
Ben MilesGail Holford
Trystan PütterCollins
John KeoghSmith
Timur IsikAkhmal
Kerem CanSerdal
Şiir EloğluMutter von Murat Kurnaz
Tayfun BademsoyVater von Murat Kurnaz
Aaron HildebrandSebastian
Eray EgilmezIssa
Nikola KastnerDani
Pinar ErincinFathima
Ulas KiliçAli
David Ali HamadeYousuf
Kida Khodr RamadanCem
Burak YigitOktay
Marc HodappPv2. Malone
Jeff GielkensPV2. Iverson
Michael S. RuscheinskyPFC Eaton
Torsten MichaelisPolizist
Patriq PinheiroStackhouse
Sinan Al-KuriElyas
  
Production company:TeamWorxX Television & Film GmbH (Berlin / Potsdam / München / Ludwigsburg)
in co-production with:Cine+ Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin), Studio Babelsberg GmbH (Potsdam-Babelsberg), Radio Bremen (RB) (Bremen), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Stuttgart), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Saarländischer Rundfunk (SR) (Saarbrücken)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Jochen Laube
Co-Producer:Christoph Fisser, Sonja B. Zimmer, Jörg Schulze
Producer (TV):Christian Bauer (SR), Georg Steinert (Arte), Jörg Himstedt (HR), Stefanie Groß (SWR), Natalie Lambsdorff (BR), Annette Strelow (Radio Bremen)
Producer:Fabian Maubach, Joseph M'Barek
Line producer:Michael Jungfleisch
Unit production manager:Andreas Jupe
Location manager:Johannes Schuchardt, Kay Schellack (Motiv), Stefan Wolf (Set)
Production coordinator:Hi-Sun Bae
Post-production:Susanne Hahn, Stephan Losinski
Shoot:27.09.2011-16.12.2011: Bremen, Berlin, Potsdam
Original distributor:Zorro Filmverleih GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), nordmedia Fonds GmbH Niedersachsen und Bremen (Hannover + Bremen)
Length:96 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.04.2013, 138398, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.01.2013, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.05.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) 5 Jahre Leben
Schreibvariante (DE) 5 Jahre
Schreibvariante (DE) Fünf Jahre Leben
Arbeitstitel (DE) Fünf Jahre
Weiterer Titel Kurnaz - Fünf Jahre Leben

Versions

Original

Length:96 min
Format:HD, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 26.04.2013, 138398, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 23.01.2013, Saarbrücken, Max Ophüls Preis - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 23.05.2013
 

Awards

Max Ophüls Preis 2013
Interfilm-Preis
Preis der Jugendjury