MARIJA
MARIJA


SYNOPSIS
Marija, a young Ukrainian woman, cleans hotel rooms in Dortmund (Germany), but dreams of owning her own hair salon. Determined to achieve that goal, she is willing to compromise her body, her social relationships and even her own feelings in the process.

DIRECTORMichael Koch
YEAR2016
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSInternational Competition - Locarno Film Festival 2016
PRODUCERSChristoph Friedel (producer)
Claudia Steffen (producer)
Christof Neracher (co-producer)
Tom Spiess (co-producer)
Andrea Hanke (commissioning editor WDR)
Georg Steinert (commissioning editor ARTE)
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film Produktion in co-production with Hugofilm (Switzerland)
Little Shark Entertainment and Westdeutscher Rundfunk
ARTE
Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen / SRG SSR
PRODUCTIONKatja Christochowitz
SUPPORTED BYFilm- und Medienstiftung NRW
Deutscher Filmförderfonds
Bundesamt für Kultur (EDI) Schweiz
Zürcher Filmstiftung
Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien
Filmförderungsanstalt
development supported by
Media Programm of the European Union
Filmförderungsanstalt
Fachausschuss Audiovision und Multimedia BS/BL
WORLD SALESLuxbox
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORRealfiction Filmverleih
LENGTH100 min.
FORMATDCP 2K 24fps - 1:1.85 - colour - 5.1. Sound
SHOOTING LOCATIONDortmund (Germany)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman with parts in Russian
CASTMargarita Breitkreiz
Georg Friedrich
Sahin Eryilmaz
Olga Dinnokova
WRITERSDrehbuch: Michael Koch
Co-Autorin: Juliane Großheim
CASTINGSusanne Ritter
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYBernhard Keller
EDITINGFlorian Riegel
MUSIC
SOUNDJean-Pierre Gerth (original sound)
Tobias Koch (sound design)
Maurizius Staerkle-Drux (sound design & mix)
ART DIRECTIONPetra Barchi
COSTUMESPeri de Braganca
MAKE UP HAIRAstrid Weber
LINKSwww.marija.pandorafilm.com ///// www.luxboxfilms.com