18.15 Uhr ab Ostkreuz

18.15 Uhr ab Ostkreuz

Deutschland 2005/2006, Spielfilm

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18.15 From Ostkreuz

On the way home from a coffee and a chat with her best friend, Karin Höhne, a retired primary school teacher from Haselhorst in Berlin, is witness to a brutal murder in a passing local train. A young woman falls victim to an axe murderer. Unfortunately, the police – particularly visiting British superintendent Rock Milchester – consider the elderly lady’s statement to be merely a tall story that she has concocted. Their suspicions appear to be confirmed when they cannot find a body. There’s nothing else for it – this hale and hearty matron will simply have to take the case in hand herself. Her friend Rosa is quickly convinced of her plan and in no time at all detective Höhne begins her investigations.


A hot tip on the railway embankment leads the two sleuths to Horst Brüller’s renowned hairdressing salon in Berlin’s Wilmersdorf district, where the parlour’s managing director, Gisela Drache, runs a tight ship. Nevertheless, in spite of her advancing years, Ms Höhne manages to get taken on as a trainee hair designer. Before long, her magic fingers not only impress one of their customers, film diva Veranda Strunzig- Lopez, her expertise also comes to the attention of the business’ alcoholic boss and his slick lover Bruno.

A poisoned wig and several skeletons in closets soon confirm Ms Höhne’s fears that, with the major hairdressing fair "Snip Away" almost upon them, something is most definitely rotten in the house of Brüller. What lies in the salon’s gory cellar, why does Daisy Müller keep fainting, and just who does plastic surgeon Hektor Messerschmidt have on his conscience? What is stylist Winibald Glücklos’ dark secret and why does Riccardo Stecher, the salon’s gay top stylist, have to die?

Loosely based on the classic Miss Marple story, "4.50 From Paddington", director Jörn Hartmann tells the story of a series of unsolved murders in Berlin’s beauty industry.

Source: 56. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Jörn Hartmann
Screenplay:Jörn Hartmann, Michael Bidner, Rainer Baumann
Director of photography:Torsten Falk
Editing:Jörn Hartmann
Music:Matthias Köninger, Stefan Kuschner
  
Cast: 
Ades ZabelKarin Höhne - Hürryet Lachmann
Andreja SchneiderRosa Brathuhn - Veranda Strunzig-Lopez
Dieter BachRock Milchester
Pedro SobischHorst Brüller
Bob SchneiderGisela Drache
Stefan KuschnerBruno
Sandra S. LeonhardTausendschön Müller
Peter BeckWachtmeister König
Susanne SachßeYgitte Perdu
Peter IbrikHektor Messerschmidt
Christian BauRiccardo Stecher
Stefan BachtejeffWunibald Glücklos
Gert ThumserGerichtsmediziner
Sezai ArslanPolizist
Christoph LehnertFahrkartenkontrolleur
Daniel FettigPaketbote
Vivien Wilms1. Kundin
Ulla Hartmann2. Kundin
Eva EbnerKundin im Frisiersalon
Ulrich Michael HeissigIrmgard Knef
  
Production company:Heinz und Horst Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Michael Huber

All Credits

Director:Jörn Hartmann
Assistant director:Michael Bidner
Screenplay:Jörn Hartmann, Michael Bidner, Rainer Baumann
based on:Agatha Christie (Motive des Romans "4:50 from Paddington")
Director of photography:Torsten Falk
2nd Camera unit:Felix Korfmann
Still photography:Michael Bidner
Lighting design:Søren Salzer
Production design:Burkhard Lahrmann
Set design:Katharina Peters
Prop master:Katharina Peters
Make-up artist:Andreas Bernhardt
Costume design:Nils von Berg
Hairdresser:Andreas Bernhardt (Perücken)
Editing:Jörn Hartmann
Sound:Anne Farnbacher
Sound assistant:Olivia Danilsen
Special effects:Roland Buda (Pyrotechnik), Roland Tropp (Pyrotechnik), Ron Geipel
Music:Matthias Köninger, Stefan Kuschner
  
Cast: 
Ades ZabelKarin Höhne - Hürryet Lachmann
Andreja SchneiderRosa Brathuhn - Veranda Strunzig-Lopez
Dieter BachRock Milchester
Pedro SobischHorst Brüller
Bob SchneiderGisela Drache
Stefan KuschnerBruno
Sandra S. LeonhardTausendschön Müller
Peter BeckWachtmeister König
Susanne SachßeYgitte Perdu
Peter IbrikHektor Messerschmidt
Christian BauRiccardo Stecher
Stefan BachtejeffWunibald Glücklos
Gert ThumserGerichtsmediziner
Sezai ArslanPolizist
Christoph LehnertFahrkartenkontrolleur
Daniel FettigPaketbote
Vivien Wilms1. Kundin
Ulla Hartmann2. Kundin
Eva EbnerKundin im Frisiersalon
Ulrich Michael HeissigIrmgard Knef
  
Production company:Heinz und Horst Filmproduktion (Berlin)
Producer:Michael Huber
Co-Producer:Jörn Hartmann
Line producer:Wiebke Hoogklimmer
Unit production manager:Jürgen Brüning
Location manager:Volkmar Schimmig
Shoot:14.08.2005-06.10.2005: Berlin
Original distributor:GMfilms (Berlin)
Length:113 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.04.2006

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Originaltitel (DE) 18.15 Uhr ab Ostkreuz

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Original

Length:113 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:s/w, Ton
Screening:Uraufführung: 11.02.2006, Berlin, IFF - Panorama;
Kinostart (DE): 06.04.2006
 

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