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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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"Suspenseful and existentialistic love-story..." See more (8 total) »

Cast

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Benno Fürmann ... Thomas

Nina Hoss ... Laura
Hilmi Sözer ... Ali Özkan
André Hennicke ... Leon (as André M. Hennicke)
Claudia Geisler ... Sachbearbeiterin
Marie Gruber ... Kassiererin
Knut Berger ... Polizist
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Directed by
Christian Petzold 
 
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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 .... property master: indoor (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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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"Suspenseful and existentialistic love-story...", 8 July 2012
Author: Sindre Kaspersen from Norway

German screenwriter and director Christian Petzold's fifth feature film which he wrote, is loosely based on the novel "The Postman Always Rings Twice" from 1934 by American author and journalist James M. Cain (1892-1977) and was screened at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival in 2008, In competition at the 65th Venice Film Festival in 2008 and in the German Cinema section at the 59th Berlin International Film Festival in 2009. It was shot on various locations in North-eastern Germany and was produced by producers Bettina Reitz, Andreas Schreitmüller, Jochen Kölsch, Florian Koerner Von Gustorf and Michael Weber. It tells the story about Thomas, a dishonourably discharged former soldier who has returned to his home in a German village called Jerichow. Thomas has begun renovating his home and is having difficulties finding a job, but after a coincidental encounter with a Turkish businessman named Ali he is offered a job as a driver. Thomas and Ali becomes friends and he is introduced to Ali's wife Laura, but as the relation between Thomas, Ali and Laura evolves, Thomas and Laura falls in love and begins to make plans for themselves.

Distinctly and finely directed by German filmmaker Christian Petzold, this eloquent love triangle draws an intriguing portrayal of a dangerous liaison between a wealthy businessman's wife and a lonely former soldier. While notable for it's naturalistic milieu depictions and the compelling cinematography by German cinematographer Hans Fromm, this somewhat romantic, at times humorous and character-driven thriller which examines themes like friendship, love, betrayal, crime and capitalism, contains a good score by composer Stefan Will.

This poignantly atmospheric and finely paced fictional tale where a random meeting instigates a string of strange events, is impelled and reinforced by it's two merging studies of character, cogent narrative structure and the understated and involving acting performances by German actor Benno Fürmann, German actress Nina Hoss and Turkish-German actor Hilmi Sözer. A suspenseful and existentialistic love-story which gained the German Film Critics Award for Best Film Christian Petzold at the German Film Critics Association Awards in 2009.

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