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COUNTERPARTS

2007 | Jan Bonny

Anne, a teacher, and Georg, a policeman, are successful. Their marriage has lasted, the kids have just moved out. Their friends and colleagues regard them as the perfect couple. But one of them won’t undress unless no one else is in the locker room, the scars and bruises would raise questions too embarrassing… An unusual look at violence in relationships.Jan Bonny is a graduate of the Cologne Academy of Media Arts and Sciences. Heimatfilm produced his short film „2nd and A”.

Drama, 100 Min.
Director: Jan Bonny
Script: Jan Bonny, Christina Ebelt
D.o.P.: Bernhard Keller
Art Director: Tim Pannen
Editor: Stefan Stabenow

Cast: Matthias Brandt, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Wotan Wilke Möring, Susanne Bormann

Distributor: http://www.wfilm.com
World sales: http://www.widemanagement.com
Website: www.wfilm.de/gegenueber

In coproduction with WDR, support by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Festivals / awards / nominations:

German Film Awards, 2008
Nominated for Best Actor Matthias Brandt & Best Actress Trauttmansdorff

European Film Awards, 2007
Nominated as European Discovery

First Steps Awards, 2008
Nominated

Munich Film Festival, 2007
Young German Cinema Award – Best Script

Internationales Filmfestival Cannes, 2007
Quinzaine des réalisateurs