Montag kommen die Fenster

Deutschland 2004-2006 Spielfilm

Summary

Windows on Monday

A new house in a new town could mean the beginning of a phase of domestic bliss for a small family. Nina, a doctor, has taken a few days off. Her husband Frieder is busy laying tiles, while their daughter Charlotte plays in her new room. But Nina is having her doubts; she stands about in the halfempty rooms, feeling thoroughly alienated. Suddenly, without saying a word, she decides to leave.

 


Paying a visit at first to her brother who is staying in their parents’ holiday home, Nina wanders aimlessly about the surreally mountainous landscape. She winds up with an ageing tennis star at a hotel for sports enthusiasts – an alien-looking concrete structure from another age. Nina’s attempt to break out of her existence isn’t some kind of existential revolt. It’s simply a brief encounter between two people who don’t seem to fit in. Nevertheless, step by step, a somnambulant Nina makes her way back to her own family.

The windows that arrive on Monday turn out to be the wrong ones – but it’s no tragedy. In fact, there’s nothing at all tragic about Nina and Frieder’s life together. Not even Frieder’s desperate attempt to seek refuge in an exgirlfriend’s bed. The real tragedy is that, although Nina realises all of this, like a fish out of water, she is utterly incapable of doing anything about it.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Cast

All Credits

Director

Assistant director

Screenplay

Director of photography

Lighting design

Prop master

Costume design

Sound design

Audio mixing

Casting

Cast

Producer (TV)

Line producer

Unit production manager

Shoot

    • 11.10.2004 - 03.12.2004: Kassel, Braunlage
Duration:
2514 m, 92 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 06.09.2005, 103610, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 10.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.09.2007, ZDF

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Montag kommen die Fenster
  • Arbeitstitel (DE) Am Montag kommen die Fenster

Versions

Original

Duration:
2514 m, 92 min
Format:
35mm, 1:1,85
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung: 06.09.2005, 103610, ab 12 Jahre, feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Uraufführung: 10.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 26.10.2006;
TV-Erstsendung (DE): 24.09.2007, ZDF

Awards

Hessischer Film- und Kinopreis 2006
  • Bester Spielfilm