The Future

The Future

Deutschland / USA 2010/2011, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Sophie and Jason are something of an odd couple. Both thirtyish, they live together in a one-room apartment; both hate their professions, and their relationship seems to have run up against a brick wall. They spend most of their time online, which doesn’t do much to help their relationship. A joint project and an increased sense of responsibility might be useful in such a situation. And so Sophie and Jason decide to adopt an injured cat that needs to be nursed back to health. Paw Paw will need twenty-four-hour attention – a fact that the pair finds increasingly unsettling as the day draws closer when they will pick up Paw Paw.

But before that day arrives, Sophie and Jason decide to do something they’ve wanted to do for a long time, namely, ditch their jobs. Jason decides instead to turn his attentions to the environment. He starts fundraising for a conservation project that is promoting the sponsorship of trees, and Sophie starts choreographing an idea that has long been of interest to her. Time flies by, but Sophie is obliged to admit that she has barely made any progress on her dance. One day when she is feeling particularly disappointed, she decides to pay a visit to the cat that they will soon take home. Here she meets Marshall, a 55-year-old man, with whom she begins an affair. Marshall lives in a satellite town where Sophie doesn’t have to be herself. While Sophie’s life begins to swing back and forth between two diametrically opposed realities, Jason’s life seems to get stuck in a groove. Meanwhile, back at the animal shelter, Paw Paw the cat is still waiting.

Source: 61. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Miranda July
Screenplay:Miranda July
Director of photography:Nikolai von Graevenitz
Steadycam operator:Erwin Landau
Optical effects:Rudolf Germann
Set design:Elliott Hostetter (Szenenbild)
Prop master:Brett Chapman
Make-up artist:Sabine Schurmann, Akiko Matsumoto (Assistenz)
Costume design:Christie Wittenborn
Editing:Andrew Bird
Sound editor:Rainer Heesch, Roman Volkholz (Geräusche)
Sound design:Rainer Heesch
Sound:Patrick Veigel
Foley artist:Peter Roigk, Johannes Hampel (Aufnahme)
Audio mixing:Lars Ginzel
Casting:Jeanne McCarthy, Nicole Abellera
Music:Jon Brion
  
Cast: 
Hamish LinklaterJason
Miranda JulySophie
David WarshofskyMarshall
Isabella AcresGabriella
Joe PutterlikJoe, Der Mond
Cathy GatiDr. Straus
  
Production company:Razor Film Produktion GmbH (Berlin), GNK Productions (South Pasadena)
Producer:Gina Kwon, Roman Paul, Gerhard Meixner
Co-Producer:Chris Stinson
Executive producer:Sue Bruce Smith
Associate producer:Mary Prendergast, Rod Smith, Aaron Beckum
Location manager:Brian Buckland, Scott Keiner (Motiv), Lisa Hoover (Motiv), Peter Wulff (Motiv)
Production assistant:Verona Meier, Lissi Muschol
Post-production:Michael Reuter, Rebekka Garrido
Shoot:: Los Angeles, Santa Clarita
Original distributor:Alamode Filmverleih (München)
Length:2478 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.10.2011, 129847, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 21.01.2011, Sundance, IFF;
Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2011

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Originaltitel (DE) The Future
Arbeitstitel (US) Satisfaction

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Length:2478 m, 90 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 17.10.2011, 129847, ab 6 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (US): 21.01.2011, Sundance, IFF;
Aufführung (DE): 15.02.2011, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 27.10.2011
 

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