MOSTLY MARTHA
MOSTLY MARTHA


SYNOPSIS
MOSTLY MARTHA tells the story of the initial animosity/rivalry and then love between the severe female kitchen chef Martha and the charismatic Italian cook Mario. The film manages the rare feat of merging melancholy with joie de vivre, and this without splipping into kitch.

DIRECTORSandra Nettelbeck
YEAR2001
STATUScompleted
FESTIVALS AWARDSToronto 2001
PRODUCERSKarl Baumgartner (producer)
Christoph Friedel (producer)
Marcel Hoehn (co-producer)
Heinz Stussak (co-producer)
Carlo Degli Esposti (co-producer)
Dschingis Bowakow (line producer)
CO PRODUCTION WITHBavaria Film presents a Pandora Film production in co-production with T&C Films
Prisma Film
Palomar in association with SWR/WDR
ARTE
ORF
SF DRS/SRG idée suisse
Teleclub
Rai Cinema
PRODUCTIONAndrea Oechsner (production manager)
Gianfranco Barbagallo (prod. supervisor Italia)
Jens Dybrowski (unit manager)
Florian Michel (assistant director)
SUPPORTED BYFilmförderung Hamburg
Filmstiftung NRW
Filmförderungsanstalt
Eurimages
Kuratorium Junger deutscher Film
Österreichisches Filminstitut
Eidgenössisches Department des Innern
Media II development
WORLD SALESBavaria Film International
GERMAN DISTRIBUTOROttfilm
LENGTH109 min.
FORMATcolour
35mm
1:1.66
Dolby SRD
SHOOTING LOCATIONHamburg (Germany) & (Italia)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman
CASTMartina Gedeck
Sergio Castellitto
Maxime Foerste
Sibylle Canonica
Katja Studt
August Zirner
Idil Ürner
Oliver Broumis
Ulrich Thomsen
WRITERSSandra Nettelbeck
CASTINGHeta Mantscheff
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYMichael Bertl
EDITINGMona Bräuer
MUSICManfred Eicher (music producer)
with music by Keith Jarrett
Arvo Pärt
David Darling
SOUNDLuc Yersin (prod. sound mixer)
Martin Langenbach (sound designer)
Bernhard Maisch (re-recording mixer)
ART DIRECTIONThomas Freudenthal (production designer)
Sigrid "Boubou" Schroeder (art director)
COSTUMESBettina Helmi
MAKE UP HAIRKatharina Erfman
Martine Felber-Cordey
LINKSwww.bellamartha-derfilm.de