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MARSEILLE

by Angela Schanelec

synopsis

Sophie, a young photographer, exchanges her apartment with a student from Marseille. It is February and Marseille seems harsh and closed in the bright sun. Sophie dives into the city, she is alone, she takes photographs. In an auto-repair garage, she asks a young mechanic, Pierre, if he can get her a car. Two days later they meet again and spend the evening in a bar, captivated by the lightness of not knowing anything about each other. Sophie is happy. When she returns to Berlin, she is immediately immersed again in her former life. Her love for Ivan, the husband of her best friend Hanna, remains undeclared and the relationship between Hanna and Ivan seems to dominate. Sophie remains on the outside, yearns to leave, and decides to travel to Marseille for a second time.

international title: Marseille
original title: Marseille
country: Germany
sales agent: Schramm Film Koerner + Weber
year: 2004
genre: fiction
directed by: Angela Schanelec
film run: 95'
release date: DE 23/09/2004, FR 09/02/2005
screenplay: Angela Schanelec
cast: Maren Eggert, Alexis Loret, Marie-Lou Sellem, Devid Striesow, Louis Schanelec
cinematography by: Reinhold Vorschneider
film editing: Bettina Böhler
producer: Florian Koerner yon Gustorf, Michael Weber
production: Schramm Film Koerner & Weber, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE France, Neon Productions
backing: Filmboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM Filmfoederungsanstalt (FFA)
distributor: Peripher Filmverleih, ASC Distribution
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