Gnade

Deutschland Norwegen 2011/2012 Spielfilm

Summary

Mercy

Hammerfest is a Norwegian town on the edge of the Arctic Ocean at the country’s most north westerly tip. Between 22 November and 21 January the sun doesn’t even make it over the horizon. This small town caught in an icy reverie somewhere between black night and permanent twilight is now home to a German couple and their son. Niels is an engineer working at a natural gas liquefying plant based on a tiny island opposite Hammerfest. Maria, a nurse at a hospice for the fatally ill, has decided to join her husband here to support this important career move. The couple seems to have adapted well to this shadowy and sometimes surreal nocturnal world. But one day on her way home from work Maria is involved in an accident; she appears to have run over someone or something. Unable to face up to the situation, she panics and rushes back home. As events take their course this throws up some fundamental questions: is it possible to live your life without mercy or the ability to forgive? An intimate melodrama, told in stunningly cinematic images.

Source: 62. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

 

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Credits

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Colour grading

Lighting design

Production design

Make-up artist

Costume design

Editing

Audio mixing

Line producer

Unit production manager

Location manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 18.01.2011 - 11.03.2011: Hammerfest (Norwegen) und Umgebung, Hamburg, Schleswig-Holstein
    • 23.06.2011: Mittsommernacht
Duration:
132 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134468, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2012

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Gnade

Versions

Original

Duration:
132 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 28.08.2012, 134468, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 16.02.2012, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2012

Awards

Bayerischer Filmpreis 2013
  • Beste Bildgestaltung
Filmfest Hamburg 2012
  • Montblanc Drehbuch Preis
FBW 2012
  • Prädikat: besonders wertvoll