Crazy about Paris
Crazy about Paris is the somewhat different roadmovie.
Hilde, Karl and Philip are handicapped. They live in a home for disabled people in Bremen. Philip and Karl make toy ducks in a workshop and Hilde peels potatoes by the bucket in the homeâ€™s kitchen. Hilde is still incredibly curious for her seventy years and dreams of Africa. The sensitive Philip has fallen out with his girlfriend, whilst Karl plans to make it big in the "free economy". Together they all yearn for a life full of new challenges. They secretly plan an outing and run away from the home. On their journey, which takes them first to Cologne and later to Paris, they discover opportunities previously undreamed of and attain new personal freedoms.
The trioâ€™s burnt-out counsellor, Enno, reluctantly sets out to bring them home. A chase full of hindrances takes itâ€™s course, at the end of which everything has changed for all those involved â€“ even for Enno, who falls in love in Paris and is no longer sure that he truly wishes to return to his old life. After all, everything and everyone is crazy about Paris...
Direction and Sceenplay: EIKE BESUDEN and PAGO BALKE- Camera: PIOTR LENAR-Editing: MARGOT NEUBERT-MARIC et BIRGIT HEMMERLING- Music: KARSTEN GUNDERMANN- Sound: STEPHAN HYNDES- Equipment-Management:HEIKE LAUER- Costume Designer: ASTRID KARRAS- Executive Producer: ELKE PETERS- Production-management: INGRIG HOLZAPFEL- Cost-management: INGE HAAR- Casting: TINA BÖCKENHAUER- Assistante Director: HEIKE FREI- lighting: AXEL BERGER et JOCHEN WAHRMANN- Make-up:ELISABETH HARLAN- With: PAULA KLEINE-FRANK GRABSKI- WOLFGANG GÃ–TTSCH- DOMINIQUE HORWITZ- MARTIN LüTTGE- CORINNA HARFOUCH- AGLAIA SYZSZKAEMPFEKOWITZ- MARION MITTERHAMMER- HERMAN LAUSE- DORIS KUNSTMANN- HELLA VON SINNEN- RENATO GRüNIG- EGON KALBOW- ROLF BACKERT- NORBERT KENTUP- DAVID OPOKU- LUCIENNE VAUVILLÃ‰- SANDRA TKACZYK- KLAUS THALMANN- ANGELINA AKPOVO-ANKE ENGELSMANN- FRANCESCA DE MARTIN- MATENG POLLKLäSNER- ERIK ROSSBANDER- PETER KAEMFE- GISELA MEIER- Panther Rental- Kodak ATLANTIK FILM- OPTICAL ART- LOFT STUDIOS- DOLBY Digital- Die Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen- Orange Film Paris- BUXX Film Birgit Umland.
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"This film was produced with the support of a grant from the Norddeutschen Rundfunk", supported by Filmförderung Hamburg, BIA Bremer Innovations-Agentur, Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film, Fondation Eddy Lübbert, Fondation Karin and Uwe Hollweg, Sparkasse Bremen, Kraft Foods Deutschland, Masterfoods, "supported by the Bremische Landesmedienanstalt" and by 1127 citizens of the City and region of Bremen, Radio Bremen, NDR, Arte.
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