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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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Meh... 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 
 
Writing credits
(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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Ali Özkan:I live in a country that doesn't want me with a woman that I boughtSee more »
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References Zorba the Greek (1964)See more »

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Meh..., 18 August 2014
Author: paloma54 from Washington State, USA

This is really a movie which didn't need to be made. I watched it because I greatly admire Benno Fuhrmann's work in North Face and in Joyeux Noel (a wonderful film, BTW).

Enough folks here have done the comparisons with Double Indemnity, etc. etc. The acting and cinematography and realism of this film are all perfectly adequate. However, there isn't much character development, and therefore, not nearly enough to make me care about the 3 main characters. In fact, the one we get to know best is actually the Turkish husband, and I had more sympathy for him in a way that for the two protagonists, largely because we don't really know them. The movie isn't full of a bunch of intriguing plot twists, and the action is relatively slow-moving. The aspect of this film which most interested us was the setting in a part of Germany which none of us have seen. My husband is German, and the part we know is the extreme southwest, nothing northeast. We were also interested to see contemporary Germany actually being depicted. But, I'm sorry, this just isn't enough to justify the amount of time.

Producers and directors need to be reminded that people today have a host of other entertainment options available to them and any movie they make should be MORE interesting than say, watching a ballgame on TV, surfing the internet, playing video games, sex with spouse, camping in the woods, going out to dinner with friends, watching YouTube, etc. etc. In other words, having an interesting, entrancing story is, at least in my mind, a good half the value of a film. Unfortunately, so many movies today just don't seem to be aware of the demand for a decent story, and I don't get that. I read a lot of thriller novels, excellently written, all of which would make fantastic films, and furthermore, I know from the authors themselves that they have sold the rights to make a movie from the books. So, I ask myself, why aren't THESE stories becoming movies, instead of a lot of the ho-hum stuff that does become film?

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