Jonas

BR Deutschland 1956/1957 Spielfilm

Summary

Ottomar Domnick′s experimental feature film is a portrait of the print shop employee Jonas who lives in a large city and suffers from feelings of guilt and fear for his existence. When he finds a hat that bears the initials of a friend that he left during the war when he fled from a detention camp, his sense of guilt becomes a severe paranoia. Beset with inner voices, Jonas strays around the city feeling cornered by the city′s high-rises. Even his girlfriend Nanni cannot free him from the agonizing conflict between his past and the present. In his review in "Filmkritik", Ulrich Gregor remarked that this film "offers more arguments for discussion then all other movie productions of that year in total."

 

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Director of photography

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Shoot

    • 1956: Stuttgart
Duration:
2375 m, 87 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
s/w, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.03.1957, 14019, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 26.06.1957, Berlin, IFF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Jonas

Versions

Original

Duration:
2375 m, 87 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
s/w, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.03.1957, 14019, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung (DE): 26.06.1957, Berlin, IFF

Prüffassung

Duration:
2291 m, 84 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,37
Video/Audio:
s/w, Ton
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 21.08.1957, 14019, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Kinostart (DE): 10.10.1957, Stuttgart, Bali

Awards

Bambi 1958
  • Künstlerisch wertvollster deutscher Film 1957 (ex aequo >Nachts, wenn der Teufel kam<)
Jury der Evangelischen Filmgilde 1957
  • Bester Film des Monats Oktober 1957
Deutscher Filmpreis 1957
  • Filmband in Silber, Beste Musik
  • Filmband in Silber, Beste Kamera
Preis der deutschen Filmkritik 1957
  • Beste Bildgestaltung