Boxhagener Platz

Deutschland 2009 Spielfilm

Summary

Berlin, Boxhagener Platz

1968. Student revolts and the sexual revolution are in full swing in the West, and Soviet tanks have rolled into in Prague. Life at Boxhagener Platz in East Berlin is in turmoil too for Grandma Otti and her grandson, Holger – albeit for different reasons. A cheerful, passionate cemetery-goer, Grandma Otti has already buried five husbands. Now that her sixth husband Rudi is also on the brink of passing on, two new admirers are already making advances to her. One of them is a charming and articulate widow and pensioner named Karl Wegner, an ex-revolutionary from the Spartacus League and a commuter between East and West. The other is a smarmy ex-Nazi known as "Fish-Winkler". Unlike Grandma Otti, her grandson Holger hasn't had much luck as yet with the opposite sex. Holger's a shy misfit who, as the son of a party-line-toeing community policeman, isn't exactly very popular with the older lads of Boxhagener Platz – or with the girls. To cap it all, his parents' quarrels are getting worse, and so he’s been spending more time than usual at his beloved Grandma Otti's place of late.

But then, one day, Fish-Winkler is found dead in his shop. As the area's community policeman, Holger's father takes charge of the case, which – initially at least – turns about to be a great fillip for Holger_s status. But the investigations soon grind to a halt and, before long, Holger_s father no longer has any more interesting pieces of information to offer. And so Holger decides to take on the case – if only to earn a bit of respect on Boxhagener Platz.

Source: Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Shoot

    • 19.03.2009 - 17.05.2009: Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin, Halle, Dessau, Eilsleben
Duration:
2805 m, 102 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.01.2010, 121102, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Boxhagener Platz

Versions

Original

Duration:
2805 m, 102 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby SRD
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.01.2010, 121102, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Berlinale Spezial;
Kinostart (DE): 04.03.2010

Awards

FBW 2010
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll