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Das Meer am Morgen

Deutschland Frankreich 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

Calm at Sea

October 1941. Eighteen months into France’s occupation by German troops, young Communist members of the Resistance shoot dead an officer of the German Army. In retaliation, Hitler demands the deaths of 150 Frenchmen, as 'retribution'. The targets are to be mostly young men believed to share the assassins’ political convictions. Most of these men are taken from an internment camp for opponents of the occupation; a 35-year-old French rural administrator is ordered to select the victims. Although the parish priest appeals to their conscience and moral sensibilities, both the German military and their French helpers slavishly follow their orders …

Volker Schlöndorff’s meticulous reconstruction of events is based on a secret military report written by poet Ernst Jünger, who was an officer in the German Army at the time, as well as the farewell letters of the 150 men. Events are told through the eyes of seventeen-year-old Communist Guy Môquet – who was one of the victims of this act of retribution and was posthumously celebrated in France – as well as the eyes of a German soldier of almost the same age who was a member of the firing squad.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

Screenplay

Director of photography

Cast

Producer

All Credits

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Make-up artist

Costume design

Assistant editor

Sound design

Audio mixing

Casting

Cast

Producer

Unit production manager

Production coordinator

Shoot

    • 26.04.2011 - 03.06.2011: Paris, Nântes
Duration:
89 min
Format:
16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

Voraufführung (DE): 14.10.2011, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Buchmesse - ARD Forum;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Panorama

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Das Meer am Morgen
  • Weiterer Titel (FR) La mer à l'aube
  • Weiterer Titel Calm At Sea

Versions

Original

Duration:
89 min
Format:
16:9
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Screening:

Voraufführung (DE): 14.10.2011, Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurter Buchmesse - ARD Forum;
Erstaufführung (DE): 14.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Panorama

Awards

Fernsehfilm-Festival Baden-Baden 2012
  • Preis der Studenten der Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Fernsehfilmpreis 2012