Das Mädchen Wadjda

Das Mädchen Wadjda

Saudi-Arabien / Deutschland 2012, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Wadjda is a 10-year-old girl living in a suburb of Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. Although she lives in a conservative world, Wadjda is fun loving, entrepreneurial and always pushing the boundaries of what she can get away with. After a fight with her friend Abdullah, a neighborhood boy she shouldn't be playing with, Wadjda sees a beautiful green bicycle for sale. She wants the bicycle desperately so that she can beat Abdullah in a race. But Wadjda's mother won't allow it, fearing repercussions from a society that sees bicycles as dangerous to a girl's virtue. So Wadjda decides to try and raise the money herself.

At first, Wadjda's mother is too preoccupied with convincing her husband not to take a second wife to realize what's going on. And soon enough Wadjda's plans are thwarted when she is caught running various schemes at school. Just as she is losing hope of raising enough money, she hears of a cash prize for a Koran recitation competition at her school. She devotes herself to the memorization and recitation of Koranic verses, and her teachers begin to see Wadjda as a model pious girl. The competition isn't going to be easy, especially for a troublemaker like Wadjda, but she refuses to give in. She is determined to continue fighting for her dreams …

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Credits

Director:Haifaa Al Mansour
Screenplay:Haifaa Al Mansour
Director of photography:Lutz Reitemeier
Editing:Andreas Wodraschke
Music:Max Richter
  
Cast: 
Reem AbdullahMutter
Waad MohammedWadjda
Abdullrahman AlgohaniAbdullah
Ahd KamelDirektorin Hussa
Sultan Al AssafVater
  
Production company:Razor Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
Producer:Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul

All Credits

Director:Haifaa Al Mansour
Assistant director:Manuel Siebert
Script supervisor:Conrad Schmidt
Screenplay:Haifaa Al Mansour
Director of photography:Lutz Reitemeier
Assistant camera:Tobias Sebastian Kownatzki
Colour grading:Claudia Gittel
Lighting design:Mathias Beier
Key grip:Erik Sens
Production design:Thomas Molt
Stand-by props:Benjamin Seumel
Costume design:Peter Pohl
Make-up artist:Olivier Ziem-Schwerdt
Editing:Andreas Wodraschke
Sound design:Sebastian Schmidt
Sound:Marc Meusinger
Audio mixing:Olaf Mehl
Music:Max Richter
  
Cast: 
Reem AbdullahMutter
Waad MohammedWadjda
Abdullrahman AlgohaniAbdullah
Ahd KamelDirektorin Hussa
Sultan Al AssafVater
  
Production company:Razor Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR) (Hamburg), Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR) (München), High Look Group (SA)
Producer:Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Co-Producer:Amr Alkhatani
Producer (TV):Christian Granderath (NDR), Bettina Ricklefs (BR)
Unit production manager:Ole Nicolaisen
Original distributor:Koch Media Deutschland GmbH (Planegg)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmfonds Babelsberg (ILB) (Potsdam-Babelsberg)
Length:97 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.06.2013, 139479, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (GB): 11.10.2012, London, BFI IFF, Vue West End;
Erstaufführung (DE): 30.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Spotlight;
Kinostart (DE): 05.09.2013

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Das Mädchen Wadjda
Arbeitstitel (DE) Wadjda

Versions

Original

Length:97 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.06.2013, 139479, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Aufführung (GB): 11.10.2012, London, BFI IFF, Vue West End;
Erstaufführung (DE): 30.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Spotlight;
Kinostart (DE): 05.09.2013
 

Awards

Filmkunstmesse Leipzig 2013
Gilde Filmpreis, Bester Film international
 
BUSTER Copenhagen International Film Festival 2013
Lobende Erwähnung
 
Filmfest Freiburg 2013
Publikumspreis
 
IFF Cannes 2013
Prix France Culture Cinéma avec Libération
 
Gulf Film Festival 2013
Bester Film
 
FBW 2013
Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
 
Filmfestival Göteborg 2013
Publikumspreis
 
Filmfestival Tromsö 2013
Norwegian Peace Film Award
 
Filmfestival Rotterdam 2013
Hubert Bals Fund Dioraphte Award
 
Filmfestival Dubai 2012
Bester Film
Beste Darstellerin
 
Ale Kino, Polen 2012
Puplikumspreis
 
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2012
Don Quixote Award
Netpac Award
 
IFF Venedig 2012
Cinema Avenire Award, Bester Film
CICAE Award
Interfilm Award