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(2009)

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Directed by 

Sherry Hormann

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

Smita Bhide ... (script revisions)
Waris Dirie ... (novel)
Sherry Hormann ... (written by)
Cathleen Miller ... (novel)
Wüstenblume ... (dubbing dialogue)

Cast (in credits order)  

Soraya Omar-Scego ...
Young Waris
Idriss Abdillahi Houfaneh ...
Old Man
Awa Saïd Darar ...
Amina
Roun Daher Aïnan ...
Waris' Mother
Osman Aden Dalieg ...
Waris' Father
...
Waris Dirie
...
Marilyn
...
Pushpa Patel
Anna Hilgedieck ...
Girl in Shower
...
Girl in Boardinghouse
...
Neil
Matthew Alexander Kaufman ...
Fastfood Manager (as Matt Kaufman)
...
Terry Donaldson
Prashant Prabhakar ...
Kami
...
Harold Jackson
...
Simon
...
Nurse Anne
...
Doctor
Mahamed Mohamoud Egueh ...
Amal
Daher Obsieh Aouled ...
Mister Galool
Mohamed Abdi Dahler ...
Truck Driver
Mardilla Saíd Djama ...
Waris' Grandmother
Fardouza Moussa Egueh ...
Aunt Aisha
Eckart Friz ...
Spike
Michele Thevenet ...
Make Up Artist
...
Lucinda
Matthias Ransberger ...
Casting Assistant
Eric Carter ...
Photographer
Kaltoun Hassan ...
Aunt Marium
Addo Sabrie ...
Ambassador
Emma Kay ...
Immigration Officer
Nigel Betts ...
Home Office Detective
Melanie Roberson ...
Room Mate
...
Journalist
Safa Idriss Nour ...
Little Waris
Dahabo Ali Kidar ...
Midgaan
Robert Robalino ...
Cafe Owner
...
Truck Driver New York
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Allan ...
Model Agent's Assistant
Gavin Blackburn ...
Photographer's Assistant
...
European Man (uncredited)
Grace Meurisse Francis ...
Chav (uncredited)
Chris Wilson ...
Embassy Official (uncredited)
Andrew Yiallouros ...
Supporting Artist (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Martin Bruce-Clayton ... co-producer
Waris Dirie ... co-producer
Manfred Fritsch ... line producer: Dor Film
Gerhard Hegele ... co-producer / line producer
Peter Heilrath ... associate producer
Benjamin Herrmann ... co-producer
Peter Herrmann ... producer
Hans-Wolfgang Jurgan ... co-producer
David P. Kelly ... co-producer
Danny Krausz ... co-producer
Ulrike Ladenbauer ... in-house producer: Dor Film
Roch Lener ... co-producer
Sigrid Narjes ... associate producer
Bruno Pardigon ... service producer: Djibouti
Bettina Reitz ... co-producer
Sabine Schenk ... line producer: New York
Til Schweiger ... co-producer
Barbara Seiller ... co-producer
Hubert von Spreti ... co-producer
Susann Willmore ... producer: BSI International Invest

Music by 

Martin Todsharow

Cinematography by 

Ken Kelsch ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Clara Fabry

Casting By 

John Hubbard
Ros Hubbard

Production Design by 

Jamie Leonard

Art Direction by 

Matthias Klemme ... supervising art director

Set Decoration by 

Barbara Herman-Skelding ... (as Barbara Hermann-Skelding)

Costume Design by 

Gabriele Binder

Makeup Department 

Peggy Kurka ... additional makeup artist: London
Romy Meier ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Clariss Morgan ... hair stylist: New York
Sonja Nabjinski ... makeup artist: fashion unit
Markus Pavitschitz ... makeup artist: fashion unit
Dunja Pflugfelder ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Jenny Retzlaff ... hair stylist / makeup artist
Tatjana Richartz ... additional hair stylist / additional makeup artist
Veronika Schiessel ... makeup artist: fashion unit
Michele Thevenet ... makeup artist
Maria Torfeld ... makeup artist: New York
Stefanie Birrenbach ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management 

James Alexander ... production manager: London
Heike Kresse ... post-production supervisor
Aaron Levine ... production manager: New York
Beth Sanders ... production manager: London
Alexander Schmidt ... assistant production manager: Djibouti
Jannis Stahnsdorf ... unit manager
Klaus Sungen ... production manager
Dietrich Voigtlaender ... production manager: Djibouti
Christoph Wallmeier ... unit manager (as Christoph Wallmeyer)
Erica Bensly ... production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Jan Bernotat ... additional first assistant director
Fardouza Moussa Egueh ... second assistant director: Djibouti
Jochen Gosch ... first assistant director
Urs Hirschbiegel ... first assistant director: New York
Corinne Le Hong ... second assistant director
Sam Le Page ... second assistant director: London
Andrew Potter ... third assistant director: London
Justin Ritson ... second assistant director: New York
Madita Selas ... third assistant director
Greg Staley ... second second assistant director: New York

Art Department 

Michael Baum ... carpenter
Chris Baumstieger ... stand-by carpenter
Volker Behnke ... carpenter
Holger Birkelbach ... painter (as Holger Birkelbad)
Dirk Burrekoven ... dressing props
Chris Clarke ... stand-by art director: London
Doug Coleman ... on-set dresser: New York (as Douglas Coleman)
Vera De Bye ... junior draftsman
Vera DeBye ... art department assistant
Lars Dicht ... dressing props
Susanne Dietze ... painter
Eric Dixon ... props: New York
Martin Dostal ... head painter
Bill Earwaker ... carpenter
Judith Fischer ... store manager: Cologne
Angelo Friedel ... swing gang: fashion unit
Eckart Friz ... stand-by props
Annie Gilhooly ... props buyer: London
Barbara Hartwich ... set decorator assistant
Awaleh Djibril Hassan ... art department assistant: Djibouti
Amara Heim ... store manager: Berlin
Mike Hermann ... carpenter
Petra Klimek ... art director: Djiboutii
Johann C. Korff ... carpenter
Chris Lunney ... graphic designer: London
Mathias Lücking ... construction manager
Bijou Martin ... assistant prop buyer (as Bijou Claudia Martin)
Peter Meuthin ... carpenter
Ulrich Mieves ... carpenter
Tom Mirus ... stand-by carpenter: fashion unit
Mounir Ismaék Mohamed ... stand-by carpenter: Djibouti
Samatar Onar Mohamoud ... stand-by carpenter: Djibouti
Frank Moldenhauer ... sign and graphic artist
Konstanze Müller ... graphic artist
Matt Noack ... art department production assistant: New York
Hassan Saïd Olhayeh ... stand-by carpenter: Djibouti
Morgan Parker ... dressing props: London
Steve Parnell ... property master: London
Daniel Poschen ... carpenter
Matthias Prange ... dressing props
Bob Provenzano ... leadman: New York
Jeff Prudhomme ... construction manager: Djibouti
Svem Radtke ... dressing props
Dave Reardon ... props assistant: New York
Anu Schwartz ... art director: New York
Jan Oliver Seibel ... painter
Markus Seyer ... painter
Hans Streifer ... swing gang: fashion unit
Alexandra Walker ... art director: London
Dagmar Wiggenhauser ... prop buyer
Petra Maria Wirth ... art director: Cologne (as Petra-Maria Wirth)
Doreen Watkinson ... prop maker (uncredited)
Ulrich Zeidler ... storyboard artist (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Stephan Colli ... adr supervisor / sound supervisor
Heinz Ebner ... sound mixer: Djibouti
Marjus Emonds ... technician
Walter Fiklocki ... sound mixer (as Walter Ficklocki)
Roland Freinschlag ... boom operator: Djibouti
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer
Rick Gould ... adr recordist
Dan Guachione ... boom operator: New York
Alexander Hammacher ... additional boom operator
Frank Hasselmann ... boom operator
Nick Kray ... adr mixer
Fridolin Menzel ... dialogue editor
Falk Möller ... re-recording mixer
Bettina Nesselrath ... project coordinator
Hilde Nonnenmacher ... project coordinator
Susanne Olsson ... project coordinator
Gary Parker ... boom operator: New York
Ingo Pusswald ... dialogue editor
Mirko Reinhard ... dialogue editor / foley editor / sound designer
Robert A. Sacchetti ... sound mixer: New York (as Bob Sacchetti)
Wilmont Schulze ... foley artist
Josef Steinbüchel ... sound designer
Sebastian Stroux ... foley mixer
Dale Whitman ... sound mixer: New York
Markus Wimmer ... adr editor
Roland Winke ... sound mixer: Djibouti
David Arnold ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Micki Joanni ... synchron editor (uncredited)
Pierre Peters-Arnolds ... dubbing director (uncredited)
Sebastian Pohle ... adr recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Stuart Brisdon ... special effects wet down: London
Eckart Friz ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by 

Denis Behnke ... visual effects supervisor
Michaela Braun ... team assistant: Scanline
Christian Burggraf ... system administration: Scanline
Andrea Huber ... visual effects producer: Scanline
Claudia Lechen ... compositing artist: Scanline
Dirk Matzkuhn ... compositing artist: Scanline
Christian Pokorny ... cg supervisor: Scanline
Thorsten Rolle ... mattepainting: Scanline
Michael Scheffler ... system administration: Scanline
Nadine Thomas ... compositing artist: Scanline
Mortimer Warlimont ... compositing lead: Scanline
Bjoern Wortmann ... project coordination: Scanline (as Byörn Wortmann)

Camera and Electrical Department 

Michael Becker ... gaffer
John Billeci ... generator operator: New York
Neil Bleifeld ... video assistant: New York
Willem Bramsche ... grip assistant: Djibouti
Kevin L. Bright ... company grip: New York
Deborah M. Chamoni ... director of photography: fashion unit (as Deborah Schamoni)
John Clifford ... still photographer: New York
Wolfgang Dell ... gaffer: fashion unit
Joe Doughan ... key grip: New York
Steven Edick ... electrician: New York (as Steve Edick)
Miriam Fassbender ... clapper loader: Djibouti
Raphael Fink ... electrician: fashion unit
Sven Fink ... focus puller
Andrew Fishman ... company grip: New York
Woldgang Gruber ... video operator: fashion unit, Videolink
Sascha Görlich ... additional electrician
Ralf Hauschild ... electrician: fashion unit (as Rauf Gauschildt)
Sandy Hays ... camera operator: New York
William S. Hays ... steadicam operator: New York
Felix Hermann ... video operator
Mouktar Mohamed Hersi ... camera trainee: Djibouti
Peter Hodgson ... video operator: London
Jamie Hunt ... electrician: Lomdon
Emil Jevtic ... additional electrician
Ken Kelsch ... camera operator
Diane Koronkiewicz ... second assistant camera: New York
Theo Krönke ... electrician assistant (as Theodor Krönke)
Kurt Lenning ... electrician: New York
Anne Lisken ... grip assistant
Clay Liversidge ... best boy electric: New York (as Clay Liersidge)
Nathan Gabriel Lopez ... loader: New York (as Nathan Lopez)
William Louthe ... electrician: New York
Iain Mackay ... clapper loader: London
Bernd Mayer ... key grip
Nicu Mihailescu ... electrician: fashion unit
Christopher Raymond ... first assistant camera: New York (as Chris Raymond)
Volker Reichenberger ... grip assistant: fashion unit
Kurt Rimmel ... third grip: New York (as Curt Rimmel)
Rolf Rosendahl ... focus puller: Djibouti
Martin Rudolph ... clapper loader
Philipp Rössle ... electrician assistant
Roland Scheidt ... best boy electric (as Roland 'Diesel' Scheidt)
Christian Scheppe ... electrician
Florian Schlegel ... electrician assistant
Ingolf Schmidt ... electrician: fashion unit
Verena Schulte ... additional electrician
Tim Sedgwick ... clapper loader: fashion unit (as Tim Sedgewick)
Frank Sheeky ... practical electrician: London
Damian Smythe ... electrician: London
Phil Testa ... gaffer: New York
Markus Thanner ... key grip: fashion unit
Roland Tomalla ... electrician (as Roland Thomalla)
Oliver Täubrich ... electrician assistant
Dan Vranesich ... best boy grip: New York
Martin Walocha ... electrician assistant
Walter Wehner ... camera: making of / still photographer
Marko Wehnert ... electrician assistant
Charley van den Steenhoven ... video assist operator (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Mahamed Abdi ... casting: Somali, UK
Amir Nasser Ayaeh ... extras casting: Djibouti
Simona Conring ... extras casting: fashion unit, Real Life Casting
Donna DeSeta ... additional casting: New York
Brendan Donnison ... adr voice casting
Lesley Gogarty ... extras casting: UK
Ruth Hanahoe ... casting assistant
Meredith Jacobson ... casting: small parts, New York, Amerifilm Casting
Corinne Le Hong ... additional casting: Germany
Sylvia Montalti ... additional casting: Djibouti
Iris Müller ... extras casting: Germany
Gary O'Sullivan ... casting assistant
Tanja Schwichtenberg ... extras casting: Germany
Mathias Venardi ... additional casting assistant: Djibouti
Harriet Sloggett ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Adam Vincentz ... location extras casting assistant (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Senay Ay ... assistant costume designer
Julia Hillerich ... additional wardrobe
Marita Hoffjann ... costume trainee
Deka Youssouf Houssein ... wardrobe assistant: Djibouti
Katja Kirn ... additional wardrobe
Dorothy Masters ... wardrobe supervisor: New York
Frankie Mathieson ... costume intern: London
Maggie Miles ... assistant costume designer: New York (as Maggie Lee-Burdorff)
Kerstina Schemmel ... additional wardrobe
Natascha Seidel ... wardrobe
Shanti Spohn ... wardrobe: fashion unit
Sam Weeden ... additional costume runner: London
Alice Wolfbauer ... wardrobe supervisor: London
Heike Ziegler ... wardrobe

Editorial Department 

Sandra Aichinger ... colorist lab
Lee Bennett ... colorist: dailies
Ann-Carolin Biesenbach ... editing assistant (as Carolin Biesenbach)
Willy Delgado ... film recordist: Arrilaser
Markus Erl ... digital intermediate editor
Michael Hackl ... projevt coordinator hd mastering
Erich Harant ... high definition q/c
Arne Hastedt ... lustre assistant
Christian Herrmann ... digital intermediate producer
Ulrich Hochleitner ... high definition transfer
Angelika Hoppe ... high definiyion q/c
Boris Link ... high definition colorist
Christian Littmann ... digital intermediate line producer
Markus Mastaller ... film scanner: Arriscan
Traudl Nicholson ... digital colorist
Bianca Pieroth ... colorist assist
Angie Reichenberger ... project coordinator: lab (as Angela Reichenberger)
Hari Schernthaner ... head of digital intermediate
Daniel Schwerdtfeger ... project coordinator: dalies
Martin Schwertführer ... head of analogue post-production
Anja Senckpiehl ... high definition transfer
Sascha Stiller ... film recordist: Arrilaser
Steven Stuert ... film scanner: Arriscan
Andreas Thomas ... project coordinator: dailies

Location Management 

Tobi Kukla ... location manager (as Tobias Kukla)
Helene Lenszner ... location manager: London (as Helen Lenszner)
Frank Wayne Leßmöllmann ... location manager (as Frank Lessmöllmann)
Amy McCombe ... assistant location manager: Lonson
Frank Meter ... location scout
Sylvia Montaldi ... location manager: Djibouti
Thomas Taube ... location: fashion unit
Friederike von Rauch ... location scout (as Friederieke von Rauch)
Christopher Williams ... assistant location manager: New York
Hughroy Williams ... location manager: New York
Emma Woodcock ... location manager: UK

Music Department 

Joris Bartsch Buhle ... conductor
Tobias Lehmann ... sound engineer
Rene Moeller ... sound engineer
Maurus Ronner ... orchestrator
Tom Russbueldt ... pro-tools engineer
Martin Todsharow ... music arranger / music producer / music supervisor / orchestrator

Transportation Department 

Darek Baluka ... facilities captain
Trevor Bulak ... driver: facilities, London
Markus Eberhardt ... production driver
Moel El Bali ... production driver
Terry Fitz ... driver: minibus, London
George Grenier ... driver: New York
Constanze Guttmann ... driver: fashion unit
Murat Gökcen ... production driver: preparation
Jerry Hamshar ... driver: minibus, London (as Gerry Hamshar)
Chris Harvey ... transportation captain: London
Terry Jones ... unit driver: London
Mike S. Krigel ... production driver
Matthias Lau ... production driver
Glen Milton ... unit driver: London (as Glenn Milton)
Ian Randall ... swing driver: London, Eurodrive Worldwide
Peter Reith ... driver: New York
John Ruffy ... driver: minibus, London
Carl Russell ... driver: New York
Frank Schlösser ... transportation: art department, Talat Transporte
Steve Smith ... driver: minibus, London
Simon Storey ... driver: facilities, London
Mark Theewen ... driver: props
Jörg Ulbrich ... production driver
Kerrie Wilkinson ... driver: minibus, London (as Kerry Wilkinson)
Terry Z. ... driver: minibus, London
Svet Hrouchoff ... transport manager (uncredited)
Philipp Reuter ... production driver (uncredited)

Other crew 

Ali Abid ... consultant: Somali, London
Maan Youssouf Ahmed ... production assistant: Djibouti
Olivier Aknin ... financing agent: France, Backup Films
Adi Amit ... production coordinator: New York
Jean-Baptiste Babib ... financing agent: France, Backup Films
Alexander Barthel ... sales: ARRI Film & TV
Dr. Bertram ... veterinarian: Djibouti
Frank Beune ... marketing: Majestic
Ivy Kagan Bierman ... legal services: USA, Loeb & Loeb
Ann-Carolin Biesenbach ... making of/epk concept (as Carolin Biesenbach)
Anna Bolt ... production trainee (as Anne Bolt)
Andreas Brey ... interim financing: DZBank
Walter Brus ... director of international sales: ARRI Film & TV
Jerome Butler ... dialect coach: Ms. Kebede
Kerstin Böck ... unit publicist: Just Publicity
Jo Cameron Brown ... dialogue coach
Jessica Cameron ... floor runner: London
Nicolas Charret ... representative: BAC Films
Valentina Coccia ... production coordinator: London
Dana Corl ... office assistant: New York
Florence Coudeyre ... financial contributor: Backup Films
Véronique Crasset ... representative: BAC Films
Aurore Cresson ... representative: BAC Films
Alex De Souza ... facility manager: Djibouti
André Deindörfer ... set-al
Sekani Doram ... floor runner: London
Annette Drees ... script supervisor: New York
Patrick Eaton ... set production assistant: New York
Scott Eaton ... assistant production coordinator: London
Fardouza Moussa Egueh ... coaching: nomad
Vera Engelhardt ... assistant co- & line producer
Patricia Faulkner ... unit nurse: London
Helga Fellermann ... cashier: Djibouti Ville
Elisabeth Formann ... set runner
Jonny Frankenberg ... set production assistant: New York
Charlotte Gamble ... floor runner: London (as Charlie Bushnell)
Carlos Gerstenhauer ... interviews: making of/wpk
Pit Gieler ... caterer: fashion unit
Robin Green ... production accountant: London
Pascal Guerrin ... financial contributor: Backup Films
Guled Guled ... on-set dialogue consultant
Taylor Haines ... production trainee: London
Deborah Handelmann ... legal services: USA, Loeb & Loeb
Marlus Harding ... accountant: New York
Deborah Harpur ... rights clearance
Emmett Harty Jr. ... unit production assistant: New York (as Emmett Harty)
Awaleh Djibril Hassan ... interpreter: Djibouti
Felix Herrmann ... set runner: fashion unit
Jakob Herrschlein ... caterer: fashion unit
Adrian Hubbard ... production runner: London
Saïd Ali Ibrahim ... salaries accountant: Djibouti
Thomas In Der Maur ... legal services: Dor Film, Höhne, In Der Maur & Partner Reichtsanwalte
David Atlan Jackson ... financing agent: France, Backup Films
Sophie Juin ... representative: BAC Films
Sascha Jung ... legal services: Dor Film, Höhne, In Der Maur & Partner Reichtsanwalte
Paul Kahil ... set production assistant: New York
Norbert Klingner ... legal services
Heike Kresse ... assistant to producer
Konstanze Krinzinger ... production secretary: Dor Film
Jon Kussmaul ... set production assistant: New York
Buzz Lace ... caterer: London, J&J Catering
Michel Libermann ... representative: BAC Films
Robert Lopez ... key production assistant: New York (as Rob Lopez)
Richard Lormand ... international press
Moukoula Houmed Mahade ... cashier: Ali Sabieh, Djibouri
Heike Manzke ... continuity
Ets Marill ... handling agents & insurance broker
Thierry Marill ... handling agents & insurance broker
Garry Marriott ... medic: second unit / unit nurse: London (as Gary Marriott)
Daniela Masili ... set runner
André Meyer-Josten ... additional set runner
Katharina Meyer-Josten ... set-al assistant
Britta Meyermann ... assistant: Benjamin Herrmann, Majestic Filmproduktion
Antonietta Monteleone ... distribution executive: National Geographic
David Möhrle ... floor manager: fashion unit
Camille Neel ... representative: BAC Films
Richard North ... assistant production accountant: London
Kayad Saíd Nour ... interpreter: Djibouti
Mahad Youssouf Obsieh ... interpreter: Djibouti
Ali Pensyl ... set production assistant: New York (as Ali Norod)
Mathieu Piazza ... representative: BAC Films
Marco Postrak ... set-al assistant: Djibouti (as Marko Postrak)
Nicolas Prévöt ... production coordinator: Djibouti
Abduraman Taled Ragueh ... unit nurse: Djibouti
Gabie Reiter ... accountant: Dor Film
Emory Reugg ... production runner: London (as Emory Ruegg)
Soulem[íman Rirach ... coaching: nomad
Souleíman Rirach ... interpreter: Djibouti
Corran Royle ... floor runner: London
Markus Röhle ... gap financing: NRW Bank
Stephen L. Saltzman ... legal services: USA, Loeb & Loeb
Stefan Schläwicke ... production trainee
Alexandra Schlüter ... marketing: Majestic
Mrtin Schneider ... additional set runner
Petra Schwuchow ... publicist: Limelight PR
Roald Seeliger ... additional set runner
Oskar Sulowski ... trainee
Joel Thibout ... financing agent: France, Backup Films
Michael Tinney ... production coordinator
Danny Voltron ... set production assistant: New York
Susanne Weißenbach ... production accountant (as Susanne Weissenbach)
Edith Weßling ... set-al (as Edith Wessling)
Marie Wildenhain ... production secretary
Julia Winderlich ... unit publicist: Just Publicity
Tina Wolf ... production secretary
Christopher Yager ... set production assistant: New York
Roland Zag ... script consultant
Jean-Marc Zedde ... representative: BAC Films
Sandra Zelmer ... gap financing: NRW Bank
Martin Zwanzger ... title designer
Corinne Le Hong ... co-screenplay translator (uncredited)
Emilie Maison ... press attache: France (uncredited)
Lynda Reynolds ... catering chef: New York (uncredited)
Michael K. Reynolds ... catering chef: New York (uncredited)

Thanks 

Sarah Golding ... thanks
Michael Schmid-Ospach ... thanks

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