Gundermann

Deutschland 2017/2018 Spielfilm

Summary

Biopic about East-German singer-songwriter Gerhard Gundermann (1955–1998). During the day, he worked as a digger operator in a coal mine. Yet after his shift, he successfully performed as a singer who reached the masses. In his songs, he pondered existential questions of life and death, but also didn't shy away from addressing current political and social issues. His very personal lyrics and authentic performances made him a cultural icon in the German Democratic Republic of the Eighties. At the same time, he frequently got into trouble with the authorities. After the fall of the wall, Gundermann's popularity not only remained, it even grew bigger. Even when it was revealed in 1995 that Gundermann used to be an informant for the notorious secret state police Stasi, the news didn't really tarnish his success – and though his musical career garnered him a good income, he continued to work as a digger operator. In 1998, Gerhard Gundermann passed away after suffering from a brain seizure.

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Music

Cast

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Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Lighting design

Production design

Costume design

Editing

Casting

Music

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Production assistant

Production coordinator

Shoot

    • Oktober 2017 - Dezember 2017: Nordrhein-Westfalen, Sachsen, Sachsen-Anhalt, Berlin
Duration:
127 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.07.2018, 180376, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 23.08.2018

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Gundermann

Versions

Original

Duration:
127 min
Format:
DCP
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 02.07.2018, 180376, ohne Altersbeschränkung / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 23.08.2018

Awards

Deutscher Schauspielpreis 2019
  • Deutscher Schauspielpreis, Schauspielerin Nebenrolle
Deutscher Filmpreis 2019
  • Lola, Bester Spielfilm
  • Lola, Bestes Kostümbild
  • Lola, Beste männliche Hauptrolle
  • Lola, Beste Regie
  • Lola, Bestes Szenenbild
  • Lola, Bestes Drehbuch
Bayerischer Filmpreis 2019
  • Bester Darsteller
Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis 2018
  • Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis, Bester Darsteller
Gilde Filmpreis 2018
  • Gilde Filmpreis, Bester Film (National)