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DIE UNERZOGENEN
(AKA: THE UNPOLISHED)
 
DIRECTORPia Marais
YEAR2007
STATUScompleted
SYNOPSISStevie, 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.
LENGTH95 min.
FORMATcolour, S-16mm blow-up to 35mm, 1:1,85
CASTCeci Chuh, Birol Ünel, Pascale Schiller, Georg Friedrich, Joana Preiss, Joseph Malerba, David Könen
SHOOTING LOCATIONKöln (Germany) & Antwerpen (Belgium)
ORIGINAL LANGUAGEGerman
CO PRODUCTION WITHPandora Film in co-production with WDR & SWR
SUPPORTED BYFilmstiftung NRW, Filmförderungsanstalt, i2i Media
WORLD SALESThe Match Factory
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
GERMAN DISTRIBUTORRealFiction Filmverleih
SOUNDTRACK AVAILABLEno
DVD VIDEO AVAILABLEyes (Filmgalerie 451)
LINKSwww.dieunerzogenen.de
www.theunpolished.com
www.filmgalerie451.de
PRODUCERSClaudia Steffen (producer), Christoph Friedel (producer), Andrea Hanke (commiss. editor WDR), Sabine Holtgreve (commiss. editor SWR)
WRITERSHorst Markgraf, Pia Marais
DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHYDiego Martinez Vignatti
EDITINGDaniela Boch, Mona Bräuer
CASTINGGéraldine Bajard
PRODUCTIONElke Sasserath
SOUNDAndreas Hildebrandt
ART DIRECTIONPetra Barchi
COSTUMESJulia Koep, Juliane Brandes
MAKE UP HAIRClaudia Schaaf
MUSICYoyo Röhm, Jochen Arbeit, Horst Markgraf
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