Jonathan

Jonathan

Deutschland 2015/2016, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Jonathan is 23; he and his aunt, Martha, work on their farm. Jonathan also devotes himself to looking after his father Burghardt, who has cancer. But, railing against his own decrepitude that prevents him from a dignified end, his father stubbornly sabotages all of his son's efforts. Jonathan finds it increasingly difficult to cope until they hire a young carer, Anka, to help. Jonathan and Anka fall in love; her experience of working at a hospice helps Jonathan to gain a new inroad into his father's situation. When Burghardt's long-lost boyhood friend Ron appears on the scene his health visibly improves and, although the family sees Ron as an intruder and is against it, Ron continues to stay on to be with Burghardt. Jonathan discovers that, many years ago, his father and Ron were deeply in love. All at once, the façade of cherished family beliefs crumbles and long-repressed secrets come to light – but Jonathan also learns how to let go of his father and to accept his death as something that will open up the path towards a self-determined life.

Source: 66. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Piotr Lewandowski
Assistant director:Jakob Reinhart
Screenplay:Piotr Lewandowski
Director of photography:Jeremy Rouse, Michael Rathgeber (Splinter Unit I B-Kamera Operator)
Assistant camera:Christian Clarenz
Steadycam operator:Niv Abootalebi
Key grip:Kai Mischka Finnigan
Production design:Erwin Prib
Production design:Eva Weymann
Property master:Daniel Chun
Make-up artist:Dörte Dobkowitz, Sonja Fischer
Costume design:Patricia Walczak
Editing:Daniel Olteanu
Sound design:Chris Groneberg (Festival PreMix), Oliver Achatz (Festival PreMix)
Sound:Petra Gregorzewski
Audio mixing:Oliver Achatz
Stunts:Alexander Mack
Casting:Nina Haun
Music:Lenny Mockridge
  
Cast: 
Jannis NiewöhnerJonathan
André M. HennickeBurghardt
Julia KoschitzAnka
Thomas SarbacherRon
Barbara AuerMartha
Max MauffLasse
Leon SeidelMaik
Carsten StrauchBernd
Ella-Maria GollmerChristina
Robert Alexander BaerVaddi
Romina KüperVera
  
Production company:Kordes & Kordes Film GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Südwestrundfunk (SWR) (Baden-Baden), Hessischer Rundfunk (HR) (Frankfurt am Main), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln)
in association with:CinePostproduction GmbH (Berlin/München/Köln/Halle/Hamburg), Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden), FunDeMental Studios (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Alexandra Kordes, Meike Kordes
Co-Producer:Georg Steinert, Stefanie Groß (SWR), Barbara Buhl (WDR), Georg Steinert (Arte), Lili Kobbe (HR)
Producer (TV):Stefanie Groß (SWR), Lili Kobbe (HR), Georg Steinert (Arte)
Producer:Piotr Lewandowski, Carsten Strauch, Julia Terrey (Junior Producer), Katharina Stumm (Junior Producer), Christina Voss-Michalke
Unit production manager:Darko Lovrinic
Location manager:Peter Merz, Johannes Eppinger (Motive Baden-Württemberg), Julien Prévost (Motive Hessen)
Shoot:06.07.2015-12.08.2015: Baden-Württemberg, Hessen, Nordsee, St. Peter-Ording
Original distributor:Farbfilm Verleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:HessenFilm und Medien (Frankfurt am Main), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:99 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.06.2016, 160307, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.10.2016

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Jonathan

Versions

Original

Length:99 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,39 (CinemaScope)
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 14.06.2016, 160307, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 12.02.2016, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.10.2016
 

Awards

Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigsburg 2016
Besondere Auszeichnung (ex aequo >Der Äthiopier<)
 
FBW 2016
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Filmfest Emden Norderney 2014
Emder Drehbuchpreis
 
Hessischer Drehbuchpreis 2013