GERMAN RELEASE 2013
Juliane Köhler, Liv Ullmann, Sven Nordin, Ken Duken, Julia Bache-Wiig, Rainer Bock, Thomas Lawinky, Klara Manzel, Vicky Krieps, a.o
Directed by Georg Maas, German-Norwegian Co-production with Zinnober Film, Helgeland Film, supported by Degeto ARD, World Sales Beta Cinema.
Adaptation of the novel ‘Eiszeiten’ by Hannelore Hippe, Screenplay Georg Maas, Christoph Tölle, Georg Maas, Cinematographer Judith Kaufmann, Editor Hansjörg Weißbrich, Productionsdesign Bader El Hindi, Costume design Ute Paffendorf, Makeup artist Susana Sanchez Nunez, Soundtrack & Compostion Christoph M. Kaiser & Julian Maas, Sound Design Dirk Jacob, Soundmix Martin Steyer.
• IN CINEMAS IN GERMANY SINCE SEPT 19th, 2013
• Theatrical Release Norway: Oct 17th, 2012
• Theatrical release Austria: Dec 26th, 2013,
• Theatrical release USA: Feb 28th, 2014
• Theatrical release France: May 7th, 2014
• Theatrical realease The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxemburg: May 22nd, 2014
• Theatrical release Spain: Sept 2014
Sold to more than 70 territories worldwide
• Winner German Film award 2014, LOLA in Bronze, best feature film
• Winner German Film Award 2014, Hansjörg Weissbrich, best editor
• Shortlist 86th Academy Award, ‘best foreign language film’
• Nomination ‘best feature film’ Metroplois Film Award 2014
• Nomination German Filmaward 2014 ‘best female lead’ for Juliane Köhler
• Shortlist ‘best German film’ Jupiter Award 2014
• Shortlist German film critics award ‘best screenplay’ 2014
International Filmfestival Bangalore, India; International Filmfestival Chennai, India; 2nd festival of German films in China; Valenciennes Filmfestival, France, Audience award, best Film; Dublin Int. Film Festival, Best Screenplay award by the Dublin Film Critics Circle Jury; La Mayenne Filmfestival, France; Santa Barbara int. Filmfestival, US; Mill Valley Filmfestival, US; Berlin and Beyond Filmfestival, San Francisco, US, opening film, Audience Award best dramatic feature film ; International Palm Springs Filmfestival, Best of the fest; 2013: Festival of young directors, St. Jean de Luz, France, Audience award, best Film and best female lead award for Juliane Köhler; 24. int. Filmfestival Pessac, France, Ausience award, best Film; Festival of German Films, St. Petersburg, Russia, opening film; 18. Festival du Cinéma allemand in Paris, closing film; Stony Brook Filmfestival, New York, US, closing film; Four lakes filmfestival, best screenplay award; Int. Shanghai Filmfestival; International Filmfestival Emden, NDR Audience award; Seattle Int. Filmfest, official selection; Audi Festival of German Films in Australia, Audience award, best film, opening film in Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Brisbane; Göteburg Int. Film Festival; Palm Springs Int. Film Festival; Filmfestival Würzburg, runner-up award; 2012: Biberach Filmfestival, best film award; Int. Filmfestival Bergen, opening film; Kinofest Lünen, opening film; Nordic film days, Lübeck; Filmfestival Braunschweig.
With the Berlin Wall breaking down and the emerging new political order in Europe, Katrines life in Norway all of a sudden gets out of balance. Suddenly, everything is different, her family, her love – her perfectly happy life is in danger. In order to prevent her secret coming out into the open, Katrine has to return into her former life as an east German spy. Who is she really?Katrine obliterates traces of her past, but becomes entangled in a net of lies and contradictions, until finally, her secret gets unveiled. She is victim and culprit at the same time in this family thriller that is based on true events. It is a story about thuth and lies, life or death.When the past catches up with you, what counts the most?
The truth? Or love?