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Helen -- A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression.

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Director:
Writer:
Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay)
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Release Date:
26 November 2009 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Sanity comes when you least expect it. See more »
Plot:
A talented professor is forced to come to terms with her clinical depression. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
1 win & 5 nominations See more »
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Too long, too dark See more (17 total) »

Cast

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Directed by
Sandra Nettelbeck 
 
Writing credits
Sandra Nettelbeck (screenplay)

Produced by
Kim Arnott .... associate producer
Mark Brooke .... executive producer (as Mark A. Brooke)
Chris Curling .... executive producer
Oliver De Caigny .... associate producer
Simon Fawcett .... executive producer
Christine Haebler .... producer
Frank Lehmann .... associate producer
Robert Little .... executive producer
Doug Mankoff .... executive producer
Jens Meurer .... executive producer
Kirk Shaw .... executive producer
Andrew Spaulding .... executive producer
Larry Sugar .... executive producer
Judy Tossell .... producer
Marc Wächter .... line producer
 
Original Music by
James Edward Barker (supervising composer)
Tim Despic 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Bertl 
 
Film Editing by
Barry Egan 
 
Casting by
Pam Dixon 
Jennifer Page 
 
Production Design by
Linda Del Rosario 
 
Art Direction by
Brian Kane 
 
Set Decoration by
Brian Kane 
 
Costume Design by
Bettina Helmi 
 
Makeup Department
Gitte Axen .... makeup artist: Ashley Judd
Sarah Bergeest .... makeup artist
Leeann Charette .... first assistant makeup artist
Susanne Woerle-Jiritano .... key makeup artist
 
Production Management
Tia Buhl .... production manager
Todd Giroux .... post-production manager
Crawford Hawkins .... post-production supervisor: Canada
Tina Mersmann .... post-production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steven A. Adelson .... second unit director (as S.A. Adelson)
Karin Behrenz .... third assistant director
Bonnie Benwick .... first assistant director
Gabriel Correa .... third assistant director
Gabriel Correa .... trainee assistant director
Debra Herst .... second assistant director
Haylee Hubscher .... trainee assistant director
Rachel Leiterman .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Peter Bien .... art department coordinator
Jean Brophey .... on-set dresser
Dylan Dowd .... lead greens person
Moni El Batrik .... on-set dresser
Joshua Gauthier .... scenic painter
Margo Kaczynska McKenzie .... paint coordinator
Maxx McKenzie .... painter
Dominika Nasilowski .... art department assistant
Megan Poss .... set designer
Patricia Schwaertzel .... first assistant props
Elizabeth Shelton .... assistant art director
John Wilcox .... co-paint coordinator
Miho Yamamoto .... set dresser
 
Sound Department
Alexander Buck .... dialogue editor
Amy Giammarco .... post audio coordinator
Tilman Hahn .... sound editor
Chris Howland .... additional boom operator
Robert Hunter .... walla mixer
Stefan Korte .... sound re-recording mixer
David Livingstone .... adr boom operator
Brent Morrison .... boom operator
Christoph Oertel .... foley mixer
Elda Pinckney .... post audio administrative assistant
Laura Plock .... foley editor
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Gordon Sproule .... adr mixer
Alexander Vitt .... adr editor
Guido Zettier .... sound designer
Guido Zettier .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Brant McIlroy .... special effects coordinator
Scott McKay .... special effects assistant
Martin Testa .... special effects first assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Matthias Albrecht .... digital film editor
Christoph Benden .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Markus Bäuerle .... digital lab supervisor
Markus Degen .... visual effects supervisor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Andreas Helm .... film scanning
Andrea Jacob .... film scanning
Claudia Lechen .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Thomas Lehmann .... flame artist
Krista Lomax .... digital effects artist
Brian Moylan .... visual effects supervisor
Sandor Nagy .... digital colourist
Sven Pannicke .... visual effects producer: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Maik Strauch .... color timer
Robert Tucker .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
Niklaas Warda .... title designer
Jonathan Weber .... digital compositor: RISE Visual Effects Berlin
 
Stunts
Janene Carleton .... stunt double: Ashley Judd
Owen Walstrom .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Ed Araquel .... still photographer
Adam Bunz .... best boy grip
Damon J. Evans .... lighting technician
Andre Gheorghiu .... loader
Liane Hentscher .... still photographer
Joe Klymkiw .... remote head technician
David-Wesley Kyle .... second assistant camera: "a" camera (as David Wesley Kyle)
Trevor Leyenhorst .... grip
Marty McInally .... steadicam operator (as Martin McInally)
Harald Mellwig .... assistant camera
Emmanuelle Rousseau .... assistant camera
Greg Simmonds .... "b" camera first assistant
Gary Stamford .... set electrician
Robert Wedemeyer .... dolly grip
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Duggan .... assistant costume designer
Chrissie Vides Alvarado .... costumer: preparation (as Chrissie S. Armstrong)
 
Editorial Department
Ivar Beer .... head of digital film lab
Julia Drache .... assistant editor
Renate Leisering .... film lab coordinator
Ute Lingner .... film lab manager
Christian Lonk .... assembly editor
Ursina Merkt .... post-production assistant
Stefan Müller .... managing director film lab
Ismael Ribeiro .... director of engineering
Gabriela Schultze .... sales manager film lab
Adam Voghell .... post-production coordinator: Canada
 
Music Department
Charlie Andrew .... recording engineer
James Edward Barker .... musician: piano, percussion
James Edward Barker .... score producer
Natasha Duprey .... music clearances
Manfred Eicher .... music producer
Markus Glunz .... music editor
Natalie Ann Holt .... additional composer
James Loughrey .... music mixer
Kirsty Mangan .... music fixer
Kirsty Mangan .... musician: violins
Ian Neil .... music supervisor
 
Transportation Department
Geoff Obadia .... driver: cast
 
Other crew
Silas Allan .... production assistant
Dorothe Beinemeier .... production coordinator/assistant: Judy Tossell
Glen Brkich .... stand-in
Michelle Clarke .... office coordinator: Insight Film Studios
Amanda Coletsis .... production assistant
Ian Doig .... animal coordinator
Annette Drees .... script supervisor
Karyn Edwards .... legal services
Undine Filter .... business affairs staff
Chris Garbasauskas .... key production assistant
Renate Graichen .... accountant: Egoli Tossell Film
Marc Hansell .... head of legal and business affairs
Berit Harksen .... accounting clerk: Egoli Tosssell Film AG
Helen .... production assistant
Udo Herke .... v.p. of finances: Insight Film Studios
Danny Ho .... video & computer playback supervisor
Yvonne Hüttig .... office coordinator
Anja Karg .... production intern
Doug Kerr .... production assistant
Ally Kimura .... assistant coordinator
Jana Kohlmann .... public relations assistant: Egoli Tosssell Film AG
Chris Langford .... production assistant
Mark Lindquist .... script consultant
Grace MacLeod .... animal trainer
Claudia Morgado .... additional script supervisor (as Claudia Morgado Escanilla)
Barbara Parisi .... payroll accountant
Alison Rasberry .... assistant accountant (as Alison Low)
Crystal Remmey .... production coordinator
Tracey Renyard .... location manager
Grigorij Richters .... production assistant (as Greg Richters)
Michael Schmetz .... financial consultant
Linda Sims .... controller: Insight Film Studios
Devi Singh .... assistant: producer
Marie-Louise Stares .... personal assistant: Director
John T.L. Tang .... key production assistant
Anah Teele .... personal assistant: Ashley Judd
Lilian Umurungi .... business affairs assistant: Insight Film Studios
Haydn Wazelle .... assistant to producers
Daniella Wells .... personal assistant: Ashley Judd
Julie Adams .... dialect coach (uncredited)
Gero Brugmann .... legal advisor: financing (uncredited)
 
Thanks
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks
 

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Additional Details

MPAA:
Rated R for language and brief sexuality
Runtime:
USA:120 min (Sundance Film Festival)
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:MA (2010) | Canada:14A (Alberta/British Columbia/Manitoba/Ontario) | Canada:13+ (Québec) | Germany:12 (f) (bw) | Netherlands:12 | Singapore:M18 | USA:R (certificate #46218)

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Ashley Judd had an attack of appendicitis while filming in a vacant wing of a hospital and was rushed to emergency surgery.See more »

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8 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Too long, too dark, 15 August 2010
Author: jimjonesjr-1 from United States

This movie is way too long for the events it depicts, and way too dark both in content and in the film. I understand the under lighted scenes are supposed to reflect the darkness of depression, but it's as annoying to watch two hours of no one bothering to turn on a light bulb as it is to watch the scenes being drawn out for time needlessly.

I also found it was a completely predictable story.

That being said the score was really good, as was the acting from everyone in this movie. If a half hour more was moved to the cutting room floor it wouldn't be missed and the movie would be better for it, but it would still be a movie few people will want to sit through, a dark drama on clinical depression.

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