Ob ihr wollt oder nicht

Ob ihr wollt oder nicht

Deutschland / Niederlande 2008/2009, Spielfilm

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Like it or not!


So far, it′s been a good life for Laura. In her late 20s, she′s always been the sunniest of four sisters, and the only one to lead a happy marriage. But now she has cancer. She′s given up chemo. And she knows she can either spend her last weeks with her husband Peter and make him sick with care and worry – or spend them with her family and drive them crazy. While her father accepts Laura′s decision, her mother quickly rounds up Laura′s sisters Susa and Coco to convince her to continue her treatment. But it′s Toni, the black sheep of the family, whom Laura wants most badly next to her. And Toni comes, as rebellious as ever, ready to take her entire family head-on.

Laura watches as her visibly uncomfortable sisters – together again for the first time in six years – grapple with their emotions. Susa, the eldest, plays the successful career woman who′s got everything under control and is single-handedly planning to save Laura with a new experimental treatment. Coco is the classical wife and mother, who′s trying to emulate her own "perfect" mother but is cracking under the pressure. And Toni continues to provoke, frittering away her life in one-night stands and poisoning her heart with recriminations toward her sisters and painful, unsolved issues with her mother. A houseful of emotions that flare up in sudden flashes of scorn or erupt into boisterous laughter, that open up many long-locked doors and let fresh air into lives that have lost their bearings.



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Credits

Director:Ben Verbong
Screenplay:Katja Kittendorf, Karin Howard
Director of photography:Theo Bierkens
  
Cast: 
Katharina Marie SchubertLaura Karstens
Julia-Maria KöhlerAntonia Brühl
Senta BergerMutter Dorothea Brühl
Jan DecleirVater Henning Brühl
Christiane PaulSusanne Brühl
Anna BögerCorinna Henkel
Jan-Gregor KrempPeter Karstens
Mark WaschkePaul
  
Production company:3L Filmproduktion GmbH (Dortmund), Elsani Film (Köln)
Producer:Anita Elsani, Ulf Israel

All Credits

Director:Ben Verbong
Screenplay:Katja Kittendorf, Karin Howard
Director of photography:Theo Bierkens
Set design:Benedikt Herforth (Szenenbild)
Make-up artist:Birger Laube, Elke Lebender
Costume design:Ute Paffendorf
Sound:Bernd Hackmann
Casting:Anja Dihrberg
  
Cast: 
Katharina Marie SchubertLaura Karstens
Julia-Maria KöhlerAntonia Brühl
Senta BergerMutter Dorothea Brühl
Jan DecleirVater Henning Brühl
Christiane PaulSusanne Brühl
Anna BögerCorinna Henkel
Jan-Gregor KrempPeter Karstens
Mark WaschkePaul
  
Production company:3L Filmproduktion GmbH (Dortmund), Elsani Film (Köln)
in co-production with:MMC Independent GmbH (Köln), CTM / borderline Pictures (Amsterdam), CTM / borderline Pictures (Amsterdam)
Producer:Anita Elsani, Ulf Israel
Co-Producer:Werner Wirsing, Denis Wigman, Frank Pardaan, Bastie Griese, Eric Benz
Line producer:Stefaan Schieder
Shoot:25.05.2008-26.06.2008: Laboe, Heikendorf, Schöneberger Strand, Arnis; MCC Studios Köln
Original distributor:3L Filmverleih GmbH & Co. KG (Dortmund)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin), Nederlands Fonds voor de Film (Amsterdam)
Length:3003 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.01.2009, 116811, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 30.04.2009

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Ob ihr wollt oder nicht
Arbeitstitel (DE) Laura
Weiterer Titel Like It Or Not

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Length:3003 m, 100 min
Format:35mm, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.01.2009, 116811, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 30.04.2009
 

Awards

FBW 2009
Prädikat: Besonders wertvoll
 

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