Finsterworld

Deutschland 2012/2013 Spielfilm

Summary

A journey through a surreal Germany: A police officer in a bear costume. A female documentary filmmaker who is unable to find an interesting story. A pedicurist who carefully sets aside the hard skin removed from the feet of his aged female patient. A rich couple that refuses to sit in a German-built car. A history student uninterested in a class visit to a concentration camp. A wild man training a raven in the woods.

In this anthology film, all are bound by family ties or a moment of coincidence in a country where the sun always shines and everybody is beautiful, polite, successful or happy. That is until they reveal their darker side, and we discover that the step from idyll to inferno is a short one. "Finsterworld" is an ironic antithesis of the Heimatfilm and full of malicious observations and sharp-tongued remarks. Not even the name of its director Frauke Finsterwalder remains unscathed. Rarely has German cinema produced so much black humor in one fell swoop.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

 

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Credits

Director of photography

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Production design

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Shoot

    • From 31.07.2012: Bayern
Duration:
95 min
Format:
HD, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2013, 140688, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 29.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Neues deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 17.10.2013

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Finsterworld

Versions

Original

Duration:
95 min
Format:
HD, 1:2,39
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.09.2013, 140688, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 29.06.2013, München, Filmfest - Neues deutsches Kino;
Kinostart (DE): 17.10.2013

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 2014
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste darstellerische Leistung - weibliche Nebenrolle
Verband der deutschen Filmkritik 2014
  • Bestes Drehbuch
Deutscher Schauspielerpreis 2014
  • Bester Schauspieler in einer Nebenrolle
Women in Film & Television Vancouver 2014
  • Best Feature Film
Zurich Film Festival 2013
  • Bester deutschsprachiger Spielfilm
  • Kritikerpreis des SVFJ
Montreal World Film Festival 2013
  • Bronze Zenith, Wettbewerb für Erstlingsfilme
FBW 2013
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll
Cologne Conference 2013
  • TV Spielfilm-Preis
Filmfest Lünen 2013
  • Die Perle