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THE PRIZE

by Elke Hauck

synopsis

Architect Alexander Beck has just won a competition to refurbish a number of concrete prefabs in Thuringia. He leaves Frankfurt-on-Main and heads for a small town in eastern Germany where an entire estate of concrete prefabs will either be torn down or modernised and receive a face-lift according to the architect’s plans. In his hands, it is hoped that the estate will become a more modern, attractive and better place in which to live. Whilst he is there, the architect remembers the year 1988 and the end of a friendship...

international title: The Prize
original title: Der Preis
country: Germany
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Elke Hauck
release date: DE 22/03/2012
screenplay: Peggy Lehmann
cast: Florian Panzner, Sven Gielnik, Vincent Krüger, Vanessa Krüger, Anne Kanis
cinematography by: Michael Kotschi
film editing: Stefan Stabenow, Oliver Weiss
art director: Angelica Böhm
costumes designer: Sonja Hesse
producer: Martin Lehwald, Marcos Kantis, Michal Pokorny, Meike Göt
production: Schiwago Film GmbH, SWR – Südwestrundfunk
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF), BKM, SWR
distributor: Novapool Pictures GmbH
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