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Prinzessin  .  director Birgit Grosskopf
11/04/2006, at 10:30 PM 11/05/2006, at 05:30 PM 11/11/2006, at 10:30 PM
director Birgit Grosskopf
screenplay Birgit Grosskopf, Daniela Hilchenbach
country Germany
year 2006
duration 80 minutes
media 35mm
color Color
language OmeU
producer Anke Scheib-Krause
production "Colonia Media Filmproduktions GmbH/Label 131 Moltkestr. 131 50674 K?ln Tel: 0221 / 951404 - 0 Fax: 0221 / 951404 - 4 coloniamedia@coloniamedia.de www.coloniamedia.de"
cast

"Irina Podapenko

Henriette M?ller

Desir?e Jaeger

Amina Schichterich"


cinematography Kolja Raschke
editor Lawrence Tooley
distribution

"Colonia Media Filmproduktions GmbH/Label 131

Moltkestr. 131

50674 K?ln

Tel: 0221 / 951404 - 0

Fax: 0221 / 951404 - 4

coloniamedia@coloniamedia.de

www.coloniamedia.de"



synopsis

"They'll smack your face if they don't like it. Tomorrow is a bad day: Yvonne is

going to prison...

The story takes place during the doldrums between Christmas and New Year?s Eve in a typical West German suburb. Christmas lights still adorn the dull apartment blocks, cheap motels and discount markets as premature fireworks echo throughout the industrial wasteland. Eighteen-year-old Katharina, who has resettled from Russia to Germany, spends her time with Yvonne and the rest of the gang. The girls roam through their territory in search of something. They don?t know what for. But it must be something that will change their lives irrevocably."


directors statement

?The place is some West German suburb: everything is clean and monotone. It is a place to escape from. But where to? My protagonists look for ways by rebelling with force against the desolation and despair that surrounds them. At heart they are romantics; as little girls they knew they wanted to grow up to be a princess. But they are no longer little girls.? Birgit Grosskopf

 


biography

Born 1972 in Cologne, Germany. A-levels in 1990. While studying archeology for one year, she also performed at the college theatre. From 1993-96 film and drama studies at Reading University, England. Graduation in 1996: BA (Hons). Work as German teacher at a language school in London. From 1996 on, as a graduate student of film directing and screenwriting at the German Film- and Television Academy Berlin, she shot her first shorts. Work as reader and translator for some prestigious German film companies. ?Princess? is her first feature film.


filmography

"Babies in Pockets

(10 min., 16mm, 1998)

The Pilot

(10 min., 16mm, 2000)

Live Boys

(12 min., 35mm, 2001)

Tabula Rasa

(15 min., super 16mmm, 2003,

script with Martina Klein)

Princess

(81 min., 35mm, 2006,

script with Daniela Hilchenbach)"