Westen

Deutschland 2012/2013 Spielfilm

Summary

West

Two suitcases, a schoolbag, a cuddly toy – that’s all Nelly Senff and her son Alexej take with them to start their new life. A Volkswagen stops in front of their house in East Berlin. Nelly is nervous. The year is 1978, it's summer, three years after Wassilij's death. Nelly's boyfriend and Alexej's father died in a car accident in Russia. Since he is dead, Nelly wants to leave, too. Away from the GDR, to leave the grief and the memories behind. To get a fresh start. That should be possible in the West, or so Nelly believes. When she leaves, when she gets into that car, she wears a floral dress. But over there, in the West, she doesn't know anybody. The first place of refuge for emigrants, the cramped emergency camp in West Berlin is her only shelter. And the place, where her past will catch up with her: The western secret services are asking for Wassilij. Nelly has to decide if she lets the trauma of the past destroy the future she had in mind for her and her son.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Credits

Screenplay

Director of photography

Editing

Cast

All Credits

Assistant director

Script supervisor

Screenplay

Director of photography

Assistant camera

Still photography

Lighting design

Art director

Production design

Property master

Stand-by props

Costume design

Costumes

Editing

Sound design

Sound assistant

Synch sound

Foley artist

Audio mixing

Stunt co-ordinator

Casting

Cast

Co-Producer

Line producer

Unit production manager

Original distributor

Shoot

    • 09.10.2012 - 28.11.2012: Gallwitz-Kaserne Bonn, Berlin, Mönchengladbach
Duration:
98 min
Format:
DCP, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby
Censorship/Age rating:

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.01.2014, 142704, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Aufführung (CA): August 2013, Montreal, World Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 25.10.2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2014

Titles

  • Originaltitel (DE) Westen
  • Weiterer Titel (DE) Lagerfeuer

Versions

Original

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

FSK-Prüfung (DE): 06.01.2014, 142704, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei

Screening:

Aufführung (CA): August 2013, Montreal, World Film Festival;
Erstaufführung (DE): 25.10.2013, Hof, Internationale Filmtage;
Kinostart (DE): 27.03.2014

Formatfassung

Duration:
98 min
Format:
35mm, 1:2,35
Video/Audio:
Farbe, Dolby

Awards

Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis 2014
  • Preis des Oberbürgermeisters, Beste Darstellerin
Festival des deutschen Films, Ludwigshafen 2014
  • Besondere Auszeichnung, Ensemble
Deutscher Filmpreis 2014
  • Lola - Filmpreis in Gold, Beste darstellerische Leistung - weibliche Hauptrolle
Montreal World Film Festival 2013
  • Beste Schauspielerin
  • FIPRESCI Preis, World Competition