Pinguin-Film

Blutsbrüder – teilen alles

Blutsbrüder – teilen alles

Cinema – 90 min. (WT „Unsere große Zeit“)

Cast: Lorenz Willkomm, Johannes Nussbaum, Udo Samel, Benedikt Hösl, Susanne Lothar

Writer / Director: Wolfram Paulus
Camera: Tudor Mircea
Producer: Josef Koschier, Tudor Giurgiu, Rolf Wappenschmitt
Commissioning Editor: Cornelius Conrad (BR)

Production year: 2011

In co-production with SK Film and Libra Film  
Funded by: Österreichisches Filminstitut, Filmfonds Wien, Filmstandort Österreich, BR, ORF

At the end of world war II in the chaos of the bomb attacks the two thirteen-year-old-blood brothers Alex and Ferry fight daily for their lives in their war-torn hometown Vienna. To protect her son from the allied attacks Ferrys mother sends him to the countryside where Alex follows him to even though it is against his parents’ wishes. There on their own their friendship is put to a crucial test due to violence, politics and their first great love.

Alle Zeit der Welt

Alle Zeit der Welt

TV-Film – 90 min.

Cast: Katja Weizenböck, Johannes Herschmann, Heiko Deutschmann Diana Körner

Writer: Martin Kluger, Maureen Herzfeld
Director: Andrea Katzenberger
Camera: Marco Uggiano
Creative Producer: Frank Kaminski
Producer: Claudia Rittig, Rolf Wappenschmitt
Commissioning Editor: Astrid Ruppert (ARD Degeto)

Production year: 2009
Broadcasted: October 21 2011  

By order of ARD Degeto

Rudolf Wohlgemuth (Johannes Herrschmann) lives a stoic solitary life in his clockmaker shop. In the past the small manufactory was a well-known family business with several employees but now the shy Karina (Katja Weitzenböck) is Rudolfs only co-worker. The two never exchange more than a few words every day however during their work they intertwine as smooth as gears of clockwork. But their small convenient world threatens to collapse as Rudolf’s younger brother Klaus (Heikko Deutschmann) who sells low-cost clocks in Hong Kong demands a share of the business as his part of the inheritance of their parents. As a white lie Rudolf claims to be unable to reimburse his brother for his share due to the fact that he just started a family. Glad about the positive change in his demure brother’s life Klaus invites himself spontaneously to get to know his new sister-in-law. In his need Rudolf asks the single mother Karina and her daughter Julia (Minna Markert) to move in and to pretend to be a happy family with him.

Wenn wir uns begegnen

Wenn wir uns begegnen

TV-Film – 90 min.

Cast: Uwe Kockisch, Muriel Baumeister, Stephan Kampwirth, Esther Zimmering, Rosemarie Fendel, Michael Gwisdek

Writer: Martin Kluger, Maureen Herzfeld
Director: Sigi Rothemund
Camera: Dragan Rogulj
Creative Producer: Claudia Rittig
Producer: Prof. Kurt Rittig, Claudia Rittig, Rolf Wappenschmitt
Commissioning Editor: Astrid Ruppert (ARD Degeto)

Production year: 2007
Broadcasted: December 12 2008

In co-production with RossPointFilm by order of ARD Degeto. 

Wenn wir uns begegnen is an extraordinary Christmas story about people who meet, upset, touch, break up, fall in love and anew find – each other and themselves on Christmas Day and Eve. The main place of the events is an hospital in a provincial town where hope, fears, solitude, despair, love and gratefulness is the common souls tradeoff. This December 24th destiny unites a group of people who will spend a life-altering Christmas Eve together in the hospital.

Finnischer Tango

Finnischer Tango

Cinema – 90 min.

Cast: Christoph Bach, Mira Bartuschek, Michael Schumacher, Nele Winkler, Fabian Busch, Daniel Zillmann, Frank Grabski 

Writer: Marcus Hertneck, Jan Berger
Director: Buket Alakus
Camera: Daniela Knapp
Creative Producer: Claudia Rittig
Producer: Eike Besuden, Rolf Wappenschmitt
Commissioning Editor: Jeanette Würl (NDR)

Production year: 2007
Cinema Release: August 28 2008

In co-production with Geisberg Studios by order of NDR and Radio Bremen, supported by Nordmedia, Filmstiftung NRW and DFFF.

 

“Finnischer Tango” tells the story of a guy who sets out to make it easy for himself and learns thereby what it means to be human. Alex is a passionate but unsuccessful musician and besides that – actually not much more. He is not a nice guy, not a good friend, not a reliable partner or a responsible person. As he is looking for a job that does not require too much effort on his part he hears about a disabled theater group who looks for a handicapped actor for their stage production of “The three musketry”. Unscrupulous he steals a passport and makes up a disability for himself. With that he gets the theater part and moves in a living community together with other disabled young people. The group is looked after by the unconventional and cute Lotta. At first Alex finds quite easy an advantage for himself and can especially win everybody over with his heartbreaking tango melodies. Only one person sees through his act – the highly intelligent, suicidal and fatally ill misanthrope Rudolpf. In him Alex has an opponent at eye level. Due to the experiences in this world and the encounters with those wonderful weird open and loveable people who we just conveniently write off as disabled Alex begins to slowly change. However only as he hits rock bottom, they all start working together and are truly “One for all, all for one!”