Susann Schimk

Susann Schimk
       WESTWIND    doreen and isabel are 17-year-old twins from rural saxony in the gdr. the two are successful oarswomen practicing hard to be accepted at a renowned boarding school for athletes. in 1988, they have the chance to spend the summer at lake balaton in the soviet satellite state of hungary. already on their way to the young pioneer camp, the twins meet a group of guys from the west german city of hamburg. doreen falls in love with arne. for the first time the sisters don’t share everything and need to take the most momentous decision of their lives.    cast:  friederike becht, luise heyer, franz dinda, volker bruch, hans uwe bauer, hannes wegener, albrecht schuch, golo euler, ole fischer   screenplay:  ilja haller, susann schimk  director:  robert thalheim  dramaturgie:  iain dilthey  dop:  eeva fleig  costume design:  nadine kremeier  make-up artist:  nadine tschöpe  editors:  stefan kobe, christoph sturm, oliver gothoff  sound:  anton feist, uwe bossenz, detlef schitto  music:  christian conrad  commissioning editors:  schristian cloos (zdf), doris hepp (zdf/arte), birgit kämper (arte)  co-producers:  judith stalter, gabor sipos, gabor rajna  producers:  susann schimk, jörg trentmann    awards:  chicago international children’s film festival (2012): winner of the youth jury prize in the category “feature film”, german film academy award (2012): preselection in the category “fiction”, film|neu washington, usa(2012): opening film and “audience favorite”, seal of approval “highly recommended” by the german film review board   fiction, 89 min, hd, colour, dolby digital, 1:1,85, 25fps   © 2011 credo:film in coproduction with laokoonfilm budapest, zdf kleines fernsehspiel and arte   webpage of the film    distribution company:   zorro film    world sales:   beta film    purchase a dvd:   order online    

WESTWIND


doreen and isabel are 17-year-old twins from rural saxony in the gdr. the two are successful oarswomen practicing hard to be accepted at a renowned boarding school for athletes. in 1988, they have the chance to spend the summer at lake balaton in the soviet satellite state of hungary. already on their way to the young pioneer camp, the twins meet a group of guys from the west german city of hamburg. doreen falls in love with arne. for the first time the sisters don’t share everything and need to take the most momentous decision of their lives.


cast: friederike becht, luise heyer, franz dinda, volker bruch, hans uwe bauer, hannes wegener, albrecht schuch, golo euler, ole fischer

screenplay: ilja haller, susann schimk
director: robert thalheim
dramaturgie: iain dilthey
dop: eeva fleig
costume design: nadine kremeier
make-up artist: nadine tschöpe
editors: stefan kobe, christoph sturm, oliver gothoff
sound: anton feist, uwe bossenz, detlef schitto
music: christian conrad
commissioning editors: schristian cloos (zdf), doris hepp (zdf/arte), birgit kämper (arte)
co-producers: judith stalter, gabor sipos, gabor rajna
producers: susann schimk, jörg trentmann


awards: chicago international children’s film festival (2012): winner of the youth jury prize in the category “feature film”, german film academy award (2012): preselection in the category “fiction”, film|neu washington, usa(2012): opening film and “audience favorite”, seal of approval “highly recommended” by the german film review board


fiction, 89 min, hd, colour, dolby digital, 1:1,85, 25fps


© 2011 credo:film in coproduction with laokoonfilm budapest, zdf kleines fernsehspiel and arte

webpage of the film

distribution company: zorro film

world sales: beta film

purchase a dvd: order online