DIE UNERZOGENEN
DIE UNERZOGENEN


SYNOPSIS
Stevie, a precocious 14-year-old girl must cope with the instabilities of her immoderate parents. When they decide to move to a small provincial town in Germany, Stevie attempts to slip into a normal life. Whilst her parents playfully escape their responsibilities, Stevie tries to make a good impression in town, spreading stories of grandeur and claiming to be the daughter of a diplomat. She makes progress. Yet the good weather doesn’t last and before long, she discovers that her parents have once more resorted to illegal means, as a way of supporting their leisurely lifestyle. As friends and hangers-on of her parents fill their new home, the chaos continually mounts. It is in this atmosphere of physical and emotional destruction, that Stevie must now start to define herself and perhaps even break free. “Die Unerzogenen” tells the story of a girl caught up in a complicated adult world. A world in which the child/parent roles have been washed away and responsibilities are thrown back and forth.

DIRECTORPia Marais
YEAR2007
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSWinner Tiger Award Rotterdam 2007
Crossing Europe Award 2007
German Critics Award - Best Debut 2007
Best First Feature Durban 2007
etc. "treatment award" 2002 at Max Ophüls Filmfestival
PRODUCERSClaudia Steffen (producer)
Christoph Friedel (producer)
Andrea Hanke (commiss. editor WDR)
Sabine Holtgreve (commiss. editor SWR)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film in co-production with WDR & SWR
PRODUCTIONElke Sasserath
SUPPORTED BYFilmstiftung NRW
Filmförderungsanstalt
i2i Media
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORRealFiction Filmverleih
LENGTH95 min.
FORMATcolour
S-16mm blow-up to 35mm
1:1.85
SHOOTING LOCATIONKöln (Germany) & Antwerpen (Belgium)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman
CASTCeci Chuh
Birol Ünel
Pascale Schiller
Georg Friedrich
Joana Preiss
Joseph Malerba
David Könen
WRITERSHorst Markgraf
Pia Marais
CASTINGGéraldine Bajard
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYDiego Martinez Vignatti
EDITINGDaniela Boch
Mona Bräuer
MUSICYoyo Röhm
Jochen Arbeit
Horst Markgraf
SOUNDAndreas Hildebrandt
ART DIRECTIONPetra Barchi
COSTUMESJulia Koep
Juliane Brandes
MAKE UP HAIRClaudia Schaaf
LINKSwww.dieunerzogenen.de or www.theunpolished.com www.filmgalerie451.de