Der Lebensversicherer

Deutschland 2005/2006 Spielfilm

Summary

Running On Empty

He knew it would take a long time – but this long? Insurance salesman Burkhard Wagner left his family promising them a better life on his return. All he has to do is sell enough policies. But time drags on and Burkhard turns into the Flying Dutchman of Germany’s motorways. His contact with his family now boils down to him leaving the odd report on the answering machine. Nevertheless, Burkhard sticks resolutely to his plan. But then, shortly before he has sold all his policies, he runs out of steam – mentally and spiritually.

 


He meets luckless Carolin at a motorway service station. Business at Carolin’s small hotel by the motorway has been in the doldrums for years but here, after years of restless perigrinating, Burkhard at last finds a bit of peace and happiness. The pair share a love of French chansons and are both lonely – in spite of being together.

But somebody like Burkhard isn’t the type who sticks around. Carolin seems to realise this more than anyone. And this is why she accompanies him, like a guardian angel, on his last and most difficult journey – back to real life.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Music

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Steadycam operator

Lighting design

Key grip

Make-up artist

Costume design

Assistant editor

Sound assistant

Music

Cast

Producer (TV)

Line producer

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Shoot

    • 12.04.2005 - 30.05.2005: Berlin und Umgebung
Duration:
95 min
Format:
Super16mm -Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 17.11.2006, 108179, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 07.12.2006;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.07.2007, ZDF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Der Lebensversicherer

Versions

Original

Duration:
95 min
Format:
Super16mm -Blow-Up 35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby Digital
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 17.11.2006, 108179, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 14.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Perspektive Deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 07.12.2006;
TV-Erstsendung: 09.07.2007, ZDF

Awards

IFF Moskau 2006
  • Silberner St. Georg, Bester Darsteller
  • Diplom der russischen Gilde für Filmkritik MFFI
IFF Berlin 2006
  • Dialogue en Perspective