Lapislazuli - im Auge des Bären

Lapislazuli - im Auge des Bären

Österreich / Deutschland / Luxemburg 2005/2006, Spielfilm

Inhalt

A blazing meteorite crashes into a glacier in the midst of an alpine wilderness, bringing back to life a frozen Neanderthal boy. The boy, whose name is Bataa, meets Sophie, a girl who has run away from a holiday chalet in the mountains. At first their communication is hampered by the divisions of language and time, but, before long, they discover that they have a number of things in common – for Sophie has lost her mother and can’t get along with her new patchwork family, and Bataa feels very lonely and longs for his own family. Both in need of each other, a special friendship soon evolves that is jeopardised when they are discovered by scientists determined to track down and capture Bataa as if he were a wild animal.


Sophie helps him escape. The two children hide in an ancient, secret cave that was once a holy site for Neanderthals. Here, Bataa dies his hair with "lapislazuli" according to a mysterious ritual. When Bataa falls ill Sophie persuades her friend to go down into the valley. But the closer they get to modern civilisation, the more Bataa’s condition deteriorates. Sophie realises that Bataa cannot survive in today’s world, and a race against time begins…

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Wolfgang Murnberger
Assistant director:Hanuš Polak jr.
Screenplay:Volker Krappen, Wolfgang Murnberger
Director of photography:Fabian Eder
Camera operator:Adi Essl
Assistant camera:Richard Wagner
Still photography:Petro Domenigg
Lighting design:Martin Winna
Set design:Christoph Kanter
Construction manager:Adi Essl
Make-up artist:Michaela Oppl, Ronaldo Cosmo, Birger Laube
Costume design:Martina List
Editing:Britta Nahler
Assistant editor:Linda Reif
Sound:Frank Heidbrink
Sound assistant:Christopher Horn, Hadon Install
Audio mixing:Frank Heidbrink, Alfonso Raposo
Casting:Markus Schleinzer, Faith Martin
Music:Mischa Krausz
  
Cast: 
Clarence John RyanBataa
Julia KrombachSophie
Paula NockerLizzy
Hans-Werner MeyerTom
Lena StolzeChristine
Christoph WaltzCzerny
Gregor BloébHeckl
Vadim GlownaEinsiedler
Johannes NikolussiBergpolizist
Barbara WeberHüttenwirtin
Erich SchröckTaxifahrer
Martin Strele1. Polizist
Thomas Kamper2. Polizist
Walter LudlRettungsfahrer
Malik LarcherBataas Double
  
Production company:DOR Film Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (Wien)
in co-production with:DOR Film-West Produktionsgesellschaft mbH (München), Krebs & Krappen Film (Hamburg), Samsa Film S.a.r.l. (Bertrange)
Producer:Danny Krausz, Kurt Stocker
Co-Producer:Claudia Krebs, Volker Krappen, Gerd Huber, Jani Thiltges
Line producer:Manfred Fritsch, Gerd Huber
Unit production manager:Alfred Deutsch
Location manager:Ulrich Schiefer
Shoot:20.06.2005-13.08.2005: Zillertal (Tuxertal, Schlegeis, Floiten, Mayrhofen), Insbruck und Umgebung, Wien
Original distributor:Twentieth Century Fox of Germany GmbH (Frankfurt am Main)
Funding:FilmFörderung Hamburg GmbH (Hamburg), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), MFG Medien- und Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg mbH (Stuttgart), Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film (Wiesbaden), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Österreichisches Filminstitut (ÖFI) (Wien), Filmfonds Wien (Wien), Cine Tirol (AT), Film Fund Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Eurimages der EU (Strasbourg)
Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 23.03.2006, 105694, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Kinderfilmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2006

Titles

Originaltitel (AT DE) Lapislazuli - im Auge des Bären
Arbeitstitel (AT DE) Lapislazuli

Versions

Original

Length:106 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung: 23.03.2006, 105694, ohne Altersbeschränkung, feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Kinderfilmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2006
 

Awards

FBW 2006
Prädikat: wertvoll