Über Barbarossaplatz

TV-Movie | DE 2015 | 89‘ | German OV

Psychiatrist Greta can’t get over her husband Rainer’s suicide and her own feelings of guilt. Since they shared an office, she is confronted with his patients – especially with the young and desperate Stefanie who obviously has had an affair with Rainer. Greta is seeking counseling with her old colleague Benjamin – but the path to closure is long and arduous, and there are many inconvenient questions along the way. Screenwriter Hannah Hollinger provides some brilliant dialogue to master actors Bibiana Beglau, Joachim Król, and Franziska Hartmann, who are all outstanding here. And with Jan Bonny, there is one of Germany’s most intriguing and iconoclastic young filmmakers on the director’s chair, who supplements the subject of broken social and private taboos with some cinematic ones, too: hectic background noise and music, frantic jump cuts, explicit sexuality and a free-ranging hand-held camerawork make this pilot one of the most daring and innovative projects in years.

In Cooperation with WDR – Westdeutscher Rundfunk Köln

Director
Jan Bonny
Cast
Bibiana Beglau, Joachim Król, Franziska Hartmann, Shenja Lacher
Script
Hannah Hollinger
Producer
Christina Voss-Michalke
Photography
Hubert Schick
Editor
Olaf Strecker
Sound
Matthias Fuchs
Music
Caroline Kox, Antonio de Luca, Lucas Croon
Production Design
Ina Timmerberg
Costume
Ulrike Scharfschwerdt

Selected filmography Jan Bonny

GEGENÜBER (2007), ICH, RINGO UND DAS TOR ZUR WELT (2010), POLIZEIRUF 110 – DER TOD MACHT ENGEL AUS UNS ALLEN (2013), SINGLE (2015), RHEINGOLD (2016)