Birthday

Birthday

Deutschland 2000/2001, Spielfilm

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Birthday

The decision to die, the determination to live, and the friendship that comes between. Four friends meet again to celebrate their 30th birthdays, making good on a promise they had made to each other years ago. Tamara, Bibiana, Harald and Claudio had gone their own ways, getting on with their lives and dreams. The quiet Harald is the first to turn thirty, and the four are thrilled to get together again. Yet deep-seated fears and forgotten emotions soon resurface, their past slowly catching up with them. While the feisty Claudio, a bundle of contagious joy, rediscovers his love for the pretty, self-centered Tamara, Harald and Bibiana revive a secret that is to cast a long shadow on the birthdays to come: Bibiana′s plan to take her own life on her 30th birthday. The pensive, broody Bibiana is the youngest of them all. So, with three parties to go, Harald fights on with dogged determination to change her mind. But before it is too late, he realizes he has only one choice ...

A celebration of friendship, life and death, Birthday is the realistic portrayal of a generation of people in their late twenties, their yearnings and fears.

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Credits

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Director:Stefan Jäger
Screenplay:Stefan Jäger
Director of photography:Stefan Runge, Knut Schmitz
Set design:Lars Janowitz
Make-up artist:Eva Maletz
Costume design:Dorothée Mark, Jeanette Mathieu
Editing:Nicholas Goodwin, Oliver Keidel
Sound:Dirk Brundelius, Andreas Völzing, Luigi Rensinghoff
Music:Bibiana Beglau, Angelo Berardi
  
Cast: 
Bibiana BeglauBibiana
Tamara SimunovicTamara
Claudio CaioloClaudio
Harald KochHarald
Wilfried HochholdingerWill
Bernd MossBernd
  
Production company:Naked Eye Filmproductions GmbH & Co. KG (München)
Producer:Sabine Lamby, Giulio Ricciarelli
Co-Producer:Stefan Jäger
Shoot:05.06.2000-08.07.2000:
Original distributor:Delphi Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:FilmFernsehFonds Bayern GmbH (FFFB) (München), Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (Potsdam)
Length:2613 m, 95 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.08.2001, 88462, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2001

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Originaltitel (DE) Birthday

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Length:2613 m, 95 min
Format:DigiBeta - überspielt auf 35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SR
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 23.08.2001, 88462, ab 16 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 18.10.2001
 

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