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The City Below

Fiction, 2010

Bank manager Roland falls in love with Svenja, the wife of a clerk. They start a secret affair, which grows deeper and deeper each time they meet. Roland has Svenja’s husband transferred to keep him out of the way. When she hears about this abuse of power, she feels manipulated and puts an end to the affair. Her rejection makes Roland falter…

Projekt Details
Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Writer: Christoph Hochhäusler, Ulrich Peltzer
Producer: Bettina Brokemper
D.o.P.: Bernhard Keller
Art Director: Tim Pannen
Costume: Birgitt Kilian
Editor: Stefan Stabenow

Cast: Nicolette Krebitz, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Mark Waschke, Van-Lam Vissay, Wolfgang Böck

Distributor: www.pifflmedien.de

Supported by Filmstiftung NRW, HessenInvestFilm and DFFF, Script development supported by FFA.
Internationale Filmfestspiele Cannes 2010 (Un Certain Regard)
Filmfest München 2010 - Reihe neues deutsches Kino
Thessaloniki Film Festival 2010
Oldenburg Film Festival 2010
International Film Festival Rotterdam 2011
CPH PIX Copenhagen 2011
San Francisco International Film Festival 2011
Cambridge Film Festival 2011
Filmfestival Fünf Seen 2011
Nürnberger Film Festival 'Türkei - Deutschland 2011
Film Festival Cologne 2010
Filmfest München - Förderpreis Deutscher Film 2010 - Best Script
Förderpreis der deutschen Filmkritik 2011 - Best Music
Förderpreis der deutschen Filmkritik 2011 - Best Film (nominated)
Förderpreis der deutschen Filmkritik 2011 - Best Cinematography (nominated)
Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis - Best Film
Günter Rohrbach Filmpreis - Best Actress: Nicolette Krebitz
Film+ 2011 - Best Production (nominated)
Film+ 2011 - Best Edit (nominated)
Nürnberger Film Festival 'Türkei - Deutschland' 2011 - Best Actress: Nicolette Krebitz
Prix Sacem-France Musique de Film 2011 - Best Music (nominated)
Film Festival Cologne 2010 - German Casting Award Ulrike Müller