Something Necessary

Something Necessary

Deutschland / Kenia 2011/2012, Spielfilm

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Something Necessary

Kenya 2007/2008: Widespread violence erupts after the disputed presidential elections. Anne is a Kikuyu woman living in Kalenjin land, married to a Kalenjin. One fateful night, a gang, incited by politicians, vandalizes their farm, kills her husband and puts her son Kitur in a coma. When Anne wakes up in the hospital, the life she led no longer exists: she has gone from being a nurse, wife and mother to an unemployed widow with a hospitalized son struggling to rebuild her farm.

Joseph, a young man, also tries to come to grips with the postelection violence. Heavily weighed down by his participation in the events, he desperately seeks to move forward, but his gang won’t let him. When his job takes Joseph to Anne’s farm he recognizes her and anonymously commits an act of kindness to support the reconstruction of her farm.

Both he and Anne need something that only the other can give to allow them to shed the painful memories of their past and move on.

Source: German Films Service & Marketing GmbH

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Director:Judy Kibinge
Screenplay:Mungai Rhesa
Director of photography:Adeyinka Edward Daniyan
Editing:Christian Krämer, Justin Wachira
Sound design:Lucas Seeberger
Sound:Bernhardt Joest
Audio mixing:Matthias Lempert
Music:Matthias Petsche
  
Cast: 
Susan WanjiruAnne
Walter LagatChebet
Chomba NjeruKarogo
Anne KimaniGathoni
Kipng'eno Kirui DuncanChepsoi
David Kiprotich MutaiLesit
Benjamin NyagakaKitur
Hilda JepkoechChebet
Carolyne Chebiwott KibetJerono
  
Production company:One Fine Day Films (Berlin), Ginger Ink Films (Nairobi)
in co-production with:DW Akademie (Bonn)
Producer:Tom Tykwer, Ginger Wilson, Sarika Lakhani
Unit production manager:Carol Muoki
Production coordinator:Katja Lebedjewa
Shoot:: Nairobi
Original distributor:One Fine Day Films (Berlin)
Funding:Bundesministerium für Wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (Berlin), Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Goethe-Institut (Nairobi), Arri Film & TV (München), Hubert Bals Fund (Rotterdam)
Length:88 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.02.2013, 137209, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 28.01.2013, Rotterdam, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 19.02.2013, Köln;
Aufführung (DE): 20.02.2013, Berlin, IFF

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Originaltitel (DE) Something Necessary

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Length:88 min
Format:35mm, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 08.02.2013, 137209, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (NL): 28.01.2013, Rotterdam, IFF;
Erstaufführung (DE): 19.02.2013, Köln;
Aufführung (DE): 20.02.2013, Berlin, IFF
 

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