Rückkehr nach Montauk

Rückkehr nach Montauk

Deutschland / Frankreich / Irland 2016/2017, Spielfilm


Return to Montauk

Max Zorn, a writer in his early sixties, travels to New York to launch his new book. His wife Clara is expecting him; she has been working on the book’s publication for the American publisher. Zorn’s very personal novel tells the story of a great but failed love affair. Max soon meets the woman who was the target of his affections at the time, German-born Rebecca, now a successful lawyer in New York. The pair return to Montauk for one winter weekend in this small coastal town at the end of Long Island where they were once so happy together. Rebecca is distant and hurt. Max tries to get close to her. They talk about their years apart, rekindling memories of their shared past. But is there a present or a future for the feelings they once had for each other?

After his adaptation of ‘Homo Faber’, Volker Schlöndorff once again returns to the universe of his friend Max Frisch. Variations on the original story’s motifs of happiness and the pain that comes with remembering are transposed to the screen for this new, cinematic version.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)


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All Credits

Director:Volker Schlöndorff
Assistant director:Kai Siggelkow, Don Julien
Screenplay:Colm Tóibín
based on:Max Frisch (Erzählung "Montauk")
Director of photography:Jérôme Almérias
Production design:Sebastian Soukup
Costume design:Majie Pötschke
Make-up artist:Barbara Kreuzer
Editing:Hervé Schneid
Sound design:Sélim Azzazi
Sound:Jean-Paul Mugel, Olivier Dô Hùu
Casting:Cornelia von Braun, Amy Rowan, Meredith Jacobson Marciano
Music:Max Richter, Thomas Bartlett, Caoimhin O'Raghallaigh
Stellan SkarsgårdMax
Nina HossRebecca
Susanne WolffClara
Niels ArestrupWalter
Isi LabordeLindsey
Bronagh GallagherRachel
Mathias SandersMarc McDonald
Malcolm AdamsRoderick
Production company:Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin + Köln), Volksfilm GmbH (Potsdam), Pyramide Film S.a.r.l. (Paris), Savage Production (Dublin)
in co-production with:Barefoot Films GmbH (Berlin), Gaumont International S.A. (Neuilly), Senator Film Produktion GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig), Starhaus Filmproduktion GmbH (München), Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) (Köln), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), Arte France Cinéma (Paris), Arte G.E.I.E. (Straßburg)
Producer:Regina Ziegler, Volker Schlöndorff, Francis Boespflug, Stéphane Parthenay, Conor Barry
Co-Producer:Til Schweiger, Thomas Zickler, Sidonie Dumas, Marc Gabizon, Dr. Rainer Kölmel
Producer (TV):Götz Schmedes, Claudia Simionescu, Bettina Ricklefs, Andreas Schreitmüller
Executive producer:Hartmut Köhler
Line producer:Holger Reibiger
Unit production manager:Sabine Schenk
Shoot:26.04.2016-04.06.2016: New York, Berlin, Long Island
Original distributor:Wild Bunch AG (Berlin)
Funding:FFA-Minitraité (Paris), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam)
Length:106 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 11.05.2017


Originaltitel (DE) Rückkehr nach Montauk
Arbeitstitel Montauk
Weiterer Titel (DE) Return to Montauk



Length:106 min
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 11.05.2017