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Jerichow -- A drama centered on a discontent small businessman and the former soldier he hires to be his driver.

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8 January 2009 (Germany) See more »
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The dishonorably discharged Afghanistan veteran Thomas returns to his home village of Jerichow. Ali... See more » | Add synopsis »
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1 win & 3 nominations See more »
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People Making Some Bad Choices (some really,really bad choices) In Life See more (9 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Benno Fürmann ... Thomas

Nina Hoss ... Laura
Hilmi Sözer ... Ali Özkan
André Hennicke ... Leon (as André M. Hennicke)
Claudia Geisler-Bading ... Sachbearbeiterin (as Claudia Geisler)
Marie Gruber ... Kassiererin
Knut Berger ... Polizist

Directed by
Christian Petzold 
 
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(in alphabetical order)
Christian Petzold  writer

Produced by
Florian Koerner von Gustorf .... producer
Jochen Kölsch .... producer
Bettina Reitz .... producer
Andreas Schreitmüller .... producer
Michael Weber .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stefan Will 
 
Cinematography by
Hans Fromm 
 
Film Editing by
Bettina Böhler 
 
Casting by
Simone Bär 
 
Production Design by
K.D. Gruber 
 
Costume Design by
Anette Guther 
 
Makeup Department
Parul Banerjee .... additional makeup artist
Monika Münnich .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Dorissa Berninger .... production manager
Matthias Ruppelt .... unit manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ires Jung .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Jutta Erasin .... stand-by props (as Jutta Lilli Erasin)
Andreas Horstmann .... property master
Daniel Sandberg .... assistant property master
Hanna Solms .... property master: outdoor
 
Sound Department
Martin Ehlers-Falkenberg .... sound (as Martin Ehlers)
Dirk Jacob .... sound designer
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka .... sound
Carsten Richter .... foley artist
Kuen-Il Song .... sound editor
Martin Steyer .... sound re-recording mixer
Roman Volkholz .... re-recording mix assistant
Hanse Warns .... foley mixer
 
Special Effects by
Björn Friese .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Vera Jeske Younan .... digital colorist
 
Stunts
Volkhart Buff .... stunt coordinator
Lutz Heyden .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Florian Birch .... electrician
Tilman Büttner .... steadicam operator
Dirk Domcke .... electrician
Ricarda Hibbeln .... additional first assistant camera
Matthias Kapinos .... assistant camera
Sven Meyer .... dolly grip
Christian Schulz .... still photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jessica Braun .... key costumer
 
Editorial Department
Andreas Lipke .... assistant editor
 
Other crew
Reinhild Blaschke .... location scout
Clarice de Castro .... production assistant
Harun Farocki .... dramaturgical advisor
Frederic Moriette .... script supervisor
Levke Palm .... set manager
Hanna Solms .... location manager
 

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Argentina:93 min (Buenos Aires Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente) | Canada:93 min (Toronto International Film Festival)
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Laura:You cannot love if you don't have money.See more »
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References Zorba the Greek (1964)See more »

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19 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
People Making Some Bad Choices (some really,really bad choices) In Life, 29 March 2009
Author: druid333-1 from United States

Jerichow is a region in a part of East Germany,that faces the North Atlantic. It is also the title of a grim,but well written,directed & acted drama about a love (lust?)triangle. Thomas (a stoic faced Benno Furmann)is one of life's losers,who was in the Army during the war in Afghanistan,who is on the run from being in debt with a business associate. Ali (Hilmi Sozer),a middle aged Turkish immigrant,who owns a chain of snack bars in central Eastern Germany & his beautiful,young wife (Nina Hoss,most easy on the eyes). Despite a somewhat strained friend ship between the three,paranoia & mistrust exist between two of the three parties (especially when Thomas & the wife start an affair). Christian Petzold writes & directs a fine,tart film about three characters,each with a dark side to their character. Besides a passing resemblance to both versions of 'The Postman Always Rings Twice', it may also remind you of films by the late Reiner Werner Fassbinder,Robert Bresson,and others. This is grim,but well intentioned film making from a director who's works are fairly unknown in this country (and let's hope that changes soon). As this is an import,distributed by a small independent studio,it is not rated by the MPAA,but contains pervasive language,sexual situations,nudity & violence (although nothing too gory).

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