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Womb -- A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision.


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20 January 2011 (Russia) See more »
What are the consequences of giving birth to your dead boyfriend?
A woman's consuming love forces her to bear the clone of her dead beloved. From his infancy to manhood, she faces the unavoidable complexities of her controversial decision. | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Directed by
Benedek Fliegauf 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Benedek Fliegauf  written by

Produced by
Marc Baschet .... co-producer
Peter Hermann .... line producer
Cédomir Kolar .... co-producer
István Major .... line producer
Verona Meier .... assistant producer
Daniela Meixner .... executive producer
Gerhard Meixner .... producer
Ernö Mesterházy .... executive producer
András Muhi .... producer
Mónika Mécs .... executive producer
Roman Paul .... producer
Edda Reiser .... junior producer
Original Music by
Max Richter 
Cinematography by
Péter Szatmári 
Film Editing by
Xavier Box 
Casting by
Shaheen Baig 
Jacqueline Rietz 
Production Design by
Erwin Prib 
Art Direction by
Seth Turner 
Set Decoration by
Britta Albert 
Costume Design by
Mariano Tufano 
Makeup Department
Orla Carrol .... hair stylist: Eva Green
Maike Heinlein .... additional makeup
Jeanette Kellermann .... second makeup artist
Sabine Schumann .... makeup artist
Production Management
Bettina Brenner .... assistant production accountant
Rebekka Garrido .... post-production supervisor
Olaf Kirbach .... unit manager
Michel Reilhac .... commissioning editor
Meinolf Zurhorst .... commissioning editor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Margarethe Heitmüller .... first assistant director
Scott Kirby .... first assistant director
Finn Pelke .... third assistant director
David Steinberger .... second assistant director
Art Department
Anna Allkämper .... painter
Kai Anacker-Santarovich .... carpenter
Ron Büttner .... set dresser
Fee Doßmann .... lead painter
Axel Eichhorst .... storyboard artist
Peter Frenzel .... carpenter
Lothar Heinert .... construction manager
Claudia Hoppmann .... prop buyer
Philipp Hübner .... stand-by construction
Macarena Zuniga Infante .... painter
Sven Kastanowiczx .... carpenter
Ralf Kirchhof .... construction foreman
Katrin Kolbe .... assistant production designer
Ivan Lacar .... painter
Ivan Lacar .... plasterer
Jurek Lange .... carpenter
Manuela Lobrecht .... painter
Björn Lüpke .... prop driver
Hans Lütjens .... carpenter
Godja Momsen .... painter
Thorsten Münchx .... carpenter
Michael Nitsch .... painter
Michael Nitsch .... plasterer
Ulrike Prib .... concept artist
Michael Reinemann .... carpenter
Julia Roeske .... set dresser
Stefan Rohner .... set dresser
Klaus Rudat .... carpenter
Tobias Schroeter .... supervising sculptor: Walrus statue
Michael Schroll .... construction foreman: studio unit
Christine Stahl .... art department intern
Michael Steinbacher .... stand-by propman
Fryderyk Swierczynski .... art department intern
Robert Wiesner .... prop builder
Detlef Zillich .... carpenter
Andreas Zitlow .... carpenter
Sound Department
Adrian Baumeister .... dialogue & adr editor
Tamás Beke .... sound designer
Tom Deane .... adr mixer
Benedek Fliegauf .... keyboard
Benedek Fliegauf .... sound designer
Lars Ginzel .... sound re-recording mixer
Noemi Hampel .... foley editor
Eric Horstmann .... sound engineer
Christian Lerch .... dolby consultant
Pendle Poucher .... dulcitone recording
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Matthias Richter .... additional production sound mixer
Oliver Schnug .... boom operator
Lionel Strutt .... adr coordinator
Hanse Warns .... foley recordist
Arno Wilms .... sound mixer
Special Effects by
Norbert Skodock .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Britt Dunse .... title designer
Rudolf Germann .... visual effects artist
Philipp Großmann .... scanning supervisor
Jochen Hinrichs-Stöldt .... telecine operator
Nadir Mansouri .... lead digital colourist
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects artist
Florian Obrecht .... visual effects supervisor
Gregor Pfüller .... digital intermediate supervisor
Kolja Schoon .... scanning operator
Gregor Wille .... digital intermediate supervisor
Volkhart Buff .... stunt crew
Christian Edler .... stunt stand-in
Klara Kamm .... stunt stand-in
Daniela Stein .... stunt double: Eva Green
Kristen van Dernoot .... stunt stand-in
Camera and Electrical Department
Wolfgang Borrs .... still photographer
Benjamin Cantu .... making-of
Martin Erbe .... clapper loader
Eeva Fleig .... director of photography: second unit (as Eva Fleig)
Zsolt Horváth .... electrician
András Hámori .... best boy
Jasenko Joldic .... video operator
János Kiss .... key grip
Sebastian Meuschel .... steadicam operator
Krisztián Paluch .... gaffer
Tibor Puchala .... dolly grip
Mathias Reichmann .... focus puller: second unit
Johannes Schorch .... additional clapper loader
György Simon .... electrician
József Takács .... focus puller
István Ysz .... electrician
Casting Department
Naomi Jalil .... casting associate
Hanga Kurucz .... baby casting
Iris Müller .... extras casting
Katrin Poppelbaum .... extras casting
Oliver Poppelbaum .... extras casting
Johanna Ragwitz .... baby casting
Aisha Walters .... casting assistant (as Aisha Waters)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Chiara Brunet .... costume intern
Siba Fallahi .... wardrobe
Anja Lafin .... costume aging
Lisa Schrimpf .... costume intern
Claudia Torsiello .... assistant costume designer
Julieta Álvarez .... tailor and seamstress
Editorial Department
Stefan Ciupek .... supervising colorist
Karen Kramatschek .... editing assistant
Ruth Raatz .... colour timer
Michael Reuter .... post-production supervisor
Patricia Rommel .... supervising editor
Location Management
Mathias Braun .... location scout
Marion Gerhardt .... location scout
Roland Gerhardt .... location scout
Jakob Neuhaeusser .... location manager
Levke Palm .... location manager
Music Department
Benedek Fliegauf .... composer: additional music
Dave Foster .... music preparation
Dave Foster .... orchestrator
Transportation Department
Birk Mueller .... transportation coordinator
Felix Offermann .... production driver
Tom Strelow .... production driver
Wladik Subow .... production driver
Other crew
Akgün Akdogan .... prep team 2008 - production design
Dorissa Berninger .... prep team 2008 - production
Jan Bludau .... prep team 2008 - production
Julia Brasch .... prep team 2008 - production design
Laurence Coriat .... script consultant
Sára Czira .... assistant to director
Clarice de Castro .... prep team 2008 - production
Sabine Feuerbach .... set runner
Kay Furtak .... caterer
Anita Gerencsér .... assistant to producer: Hungary
Tayfun Görgülü .... set runner
Monika Helmer .... production accountant
Marco Heyse .... animal coach
Birgit Kniep-Gentis .... prep team 2008 - production design (as Birgit Kniep)
Hanga Kurucz .... production coordinator: Hungary
Anton Ludwig .... set runner
Corinna Mackowiak .... production coordinator
Manuela Naumann .... set runner
Dora Nedeczky .... production assistant: development (as Dóra Nedeczky)
Jessica Petzold .... prep team 2008 - production
Ralph Remstedt .... prep team 2008 - first assistant director
Carola Richter .... assistant production coordinator
Carola Richter .... production assistant
Franz Rodenkirchen .... additional dramaturgical advisor
Christian Routh .... script editor
Matthias Ruppelt .... prep team 2008 - production
Sophia Sanwald .... prep team 2008 - production design
Axel Schill .... script continuity
Sari Anna Semerau .... prep team 2008 - production design
Hanna Solms .... prep team 2008 - production design
Laura Strack .... post production assistant
Neil Swain .... dialogue coach
Neil Swain .... voice coach
Elisabeth Szasz .... script translator
Karin Verbeek .... prep team 2008 - production design
Maria Vogel .... post production assistant
Markus Wylegalla .... caterer
Jessica Zimmermann .... production assistant
Ingo Hasselbach .... special thanks

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111 min
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[first lines]
Rebecca:It's over. I will always speak to you. And I don't mind if you don't say anything. Just because you went away, it doesn't mean you're not here anymore. Perhaps all I ever needed was this gift.
[rubbing her belly]
Rebecca:The one you gave to me at the end
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14 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Engrossing, well-made film, 28 December 2013
Author: natamity from Australia

This movie delivers everything I seek in cinema: Entrancing cinematography, engaging direction, stirring of emotions and challenging themes. It's quiet, subtle, beautiful, intense and had me engrossed throughout. The set location and cinematography is as much a part of the story telling as the dialogue is, with quiet moments filled with cold, stark and beautiful landscapes that serve to enrich the feelings and situations conveyed by the characters, as well as providing a rich atmosphere. This is one of those rare movies that pulls you into another world, one which lingers and haunts you long after the movie has ended. I watched this film yesterday and am already wanting to revisit it.

Certain scenes made me feel uneasy, but rightfully so, given the subject matter. The sensitive story-line is conveyed well by all involved, enabling the viewer to empathize with both of the main characters rather than feeling alienated from them, which was a possibility with such a storyline. I think it was a clever move to not linger upon or delve much into the complexities of the actual cloning process and to instead focus on the lives and emotions of the characters before and after that event. The story would have benefited from further developing the love formed between the two main characters as children so as we can better appreciate the intensity of their feelings when they meet again as adults. The director has said that they spent the whole summer together as children, yet this is not evident in the film. Still, I don't believe the movie suffered from this lapse as the acting by Eva Green is strong enough to convey her character's intensity and giving reason to the choices she made.

The topic of human cloning is a controversial and complex one and that in this day and age - when it is not so much a science fiction idea as opposed to a real possibility - deserves to be pondered upon. A fictional, two hour film cannot hope to provide any real answer to any of the concerns posed by such a topic, but what this film manages to do is take on aspects of the topic and turn them into a beautiful and thoughtful work of art. 8/10.

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