BYE BYE AMERICA
BYE BYE AMERICA


SYNOPSIS
This is the story of an unusual journey. Isaac, his friend Moshe and Moshe's wife Genovefa travel by boat from New York to Poland. They end up in Germany, celebrate Christmas in Berlin and eventually reach their final destination. Isaac finds his future wife and Genovefa finds an apartment. In the end everyone is happy, if only briefly. One couple ends in Gdansk, the other in Brighton. Schütte relates the story of the three people and their tragi-comic Odyssey with great tenderness. Used to setbacks in life, they still find the strength to complete their journey. Life is like Moshe's coat: boring and worn out on one side, bright red on the other.

DIRECTORJan Schütte
YEAR1994
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSGerman Film Awards 1994; Outstanding Shaping of a feature Film
Film Award in Silver Bavarian Film Awards 1995
Best Screenplay
PRODUCERSOtto Grokenberger (producer)
Joachim von Mengershausen
Robert Nickson
Lisa Bruce
Karl Baumgartner (co-producers)
CO PRODUCTION WITHNovoskop Film in co-production with Pandora Film
Arte
Casting S.F.
WDR
PRODUCTIONTed Hope (production New York)
Martin Hagemann (production Berlin)
Piotr Lazarkiewicz (production Poland)
SUPPORTED BY
WORLD SALESFlach Pyramide (Paris)
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORPandora Film / Kinowelt
LENGTH85 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm
1:1.66
Dolby SR
SHOOTING LOCATIONUSA
Germany
Poland
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman
CASTOtto Tausig
Jakov Bodo
Zofia Merle
Christa Berndl
Ben Lang
Josh Mostel
George Tabori
Aleksander Bardini
Henryk Bista
WRITERSThomas Strittmatter
Jan Schütte
CASTING
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYThomas Mauch
EDITINGRenate Merck
MUSICClaus Bantzer
Janusz Jankowski
Max Perlmann
SOUNDEckhard W. Kuchenbecker
ART DIRECTIONKatharina Wöppermann
COSTUMES
MAKE UP HAIR
LINKSwww.flach-pyramide.com