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16 November 2006 (Germany) See more »
One day. One night. A group of teenagers struggles to find their way in a world that offers them few choices... See more » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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  (in credits order)

John Diehl ... Mr. Garson

Melissa Leo ... Mrs. Miller

Julianne Michelle ... Terry

Robin Lord Taylor ... Phil (as Robin Taylor)
Harley Adams ... Steve Garson

Nicole Vicius ... Valerie
Joe Petrilla ... Mike Miller

Carson Grant ... The Preacher
David Tennent ... Jason

Emily Meade ... Anne

Robert Scorrano ... Army Recruiter
Jeff Green ... Army Officer
Samantha Ressler ... Stella Miller

Karen DiConcetto ... Sharon
Polly Chung ... Bank Officer

Bernadette Quigley ... Mrs. Garson

Bettina Bilger ... Bank Employee

Eleonore Hendricks ... Liz

Erik Jensen ... Carl
Shayna Levine ... Sarah

Tim Dowlin ... Party Guest

Adam LaVorgna ... Party Guest

Brett Fleisher ... Party Guest

Frank Deal ... Insurane Man

Gurdeep Singh ... Taxi Driver
Edloe Blackwell ... Receptionist
Stephen William Clarke ... Doctor
Marjorie Johnson ... Nurse
George R. Sheffey ... Parademic

Neal Jones ... Sheriff
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nathaniel Alexander ... Police #2
Ecks ... Dog

Jeff Greene ... Army Officer
Erik Jensen ... Carl
John McWilliams ... Paramedic #2

Roddy Murphy ... Police
Tony Vozzo ... Cashier

Directed by
Holger Ernst 
Writing credits
Holger Ernst (story)

Holger Ernst (written by)

Allan Dorr (translator)

Produced by
Alex Gibney .... producer
Kendall McCarthy .... line producer
Peter Schwartzkopff .... producer
Katja Siegel .... co-producer
Wim Wenders .... executive producer
Original Music by
Markus Glunz 
Cinematography by
Stefan Grandinetti 
Mathias Schöningh 
Film Editing by
Silke Botsch 
Mathias Schöningh 
Casting by
Caroline Sinclair 
Production Design by
Amanda Ford 
Art Direction by
Paul Hudson 
Costume Design by
Amanda Ford 
Nikia Nelson 
Joelle Troisi 
Makeup Department
Lindsay Hymson .... hair stylist intern
Lindsay Hymson .... makeup intern
James Thomas .... custom color and hair design
Joelle Troisi .... key hair stylist
Joelle Troisi .... makeup department head
Joelle Troisi .... special makeup effects artist
Production Management
Fran Giblin .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Kit Bland .... second assistant director
Chris Carroll .... first assistant director
Art Department
George Allison .... props scenic artist
Andrew Lewitin .... art department intern
Clint Litton .... art department intern
Melissa White .... additional props
Sound Department
Tammy Douglas .... sound mixer
Martin Frühmorgen .... sound editor
Alexander Heinze .... sound editor
Holger Lehmann .... re-recording mixer
Guillermo Pena-Tapia .... boom operator
Immo Trümpelmann .... sound editor
Dominik Oppon .... dubbing mixer assistant (uncredited)
Ralph Thiekötter .... sound dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Drew Jiritano .... special effects coordinator
Neil Ruddy .... special effects lead
Visual Effects by
Wolf Bosse .... digital intermediate producer
Frieda Oberlin .... digital intermediate supervisor
Ralf Wacker .... digital intermediate supervisor
Mike Burke .... stunts
Roy Farfel .... stunt coordinator
John Patrick McLaughlin .... stunts
Janet Paparazzo .... stunts
Kevin Rogers .... stunts
Derrick Simmons .... stunt coordinator
Manny Siverio .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bill Dixon .... additional swing
Philipp Gerhardt .... gaffer
Bart Grieb .... electrician
Derek Gross .... best boy electric
Sarah L. Hendrick .... first assistant camera
Nick Hiller .... additional swing
Richard Ledley .... camera intern
Marcus Lehmann .... additional grip
Daniel Luebke .... additional swing
Joe Mandeville .... best boy grip
Liz Sales .... additional first assistant camera
Mathias Schöningh .... camera operator
John Vendetti .... key grip
Yueni Zander .... second assistant camera
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evelyn Mejia .... wardrobe supervisor
Nikia Nelson .... product placement: wardrobe
Patricia Yague .... wardrobe production assistant
Editorial Department
Scott A. Burgess .... editorial production assistant
Kiersten Harter .... associate editor
Location Management
Brian Buttray .... assistant location manager
Taylor Cherry .... location manager
Scott Ferlisi .... location manager
Other crew
Fernando Alvarado .... production assistant
Polly Chung .... production coordinator
Christian Flores .... set intern
Roger Kass .... legal services
Caitlin Pickall .... office intern
Emma Pildes .... archival intern
Marissa Price .... assistant production coordinator
Jill A. Samuels .... acting coach
Phillip Saxton .... key set production assistant
Howard Steeves .... script supervisor
Joice Stewart .... production accountant
Chris Tomeo .... production assistant
Paola Vengoechea .... production assistant
Crystal Whelan .... corporate office liaison
Tanja Meding .... thanks

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The movie was invited and world-premiered at Cannes Film festival Official Selection 2006See more »
The Preacher:"Behold, I am coming soon. My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone, according to what he has done."
The Preacher:"The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make his face shine upon you, and be gracious to you. The Lord turns his face towards you, and gives you peace."
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The house is definitely burning!!, 22 September 2009
Author: amit agarwal from singapore

I think seeing this film 1 year after collapse of wall street makes for a very interesting experience.The decay in American society, the sheer rudderlessness of its youth and their despondency is captured brilliantly.They are literally abandoned by their parents generation and lead hollow desperate lives.Well Obama is is office now but my guess is the lower sections of American society are not much better off and if will not change very fast either.Seeing the greatest nation on earth being reduced to such hopelessness was very unnerving. The movie manages to achieve its objective of portraying a burning house and the acting is top notch from the very young cast.I cared very deeply about each and every character of the film and by the end filled with anger against the system which has reduced a whole generation to such a sorry state.But yes there is always hope..

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