Film Info: Nachbarinnen

Wanted! (Nachbarinnen)

Wanted!
Grazyna Szapolowska, Dagmar Manzel (photo © JUNIFILM/Mario Pfeifer)

The single package-delivery woman Dora lives a somewhat reclusive life in a high-rise in Leipzig and gets through everyday life with her dry sense of humor. But her quiet, well-ordered life spins out of control when she has to hide her mysteriously fascinating Polish neighbor Jola – who believes to have accidentally killed someone. Dora is hesitant at first to take her in, but she cannot seem to shake her fascination with Jola. Dora's trust in the direct, impulsive woman grows – Jola seems to ask exactly those questions no one else dares to ask. When Dora finds out that the accusations against Jola have been lifted, she lies about the status of the police investigation in order to keep her Polish neighbor for herself...


Franziska Meletzky was born in 1973 in Leizpig. After studying German, Media Studies and English at Leipzig University, she made the short film Blind Date (1996) and staged Saxonian Classics and The Ice Princess at the Oberhausen Theater. In 1997, she enrolled at the \"Konrad Wolf\" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B). Her other films include: the shorts Mad About It (Filmverrueckt, 1998), Mitgerissen! (1998), Scent (Duft 1999), To Weimar (Weg nach Weimar (1999), 39 1/2 (2000), Knife and Fork Only (Alles mit Besteck, 2001), Only the Beloved Soul (Gluecklich ist allein, 2002), Wanted! (Nachbarinnen, 2004), and According to the Plan (Frei nach Plan, 2007).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Franziska Meletzky
Screenplay Elke Roessler
Cinematography Alexandra Czok
Juergen Winkelblech
Eike Hosenfeld, Moritz Denis
Leonie von Arnim
Cast Dagmar Manzel, Grazyna Szapolowska, Jörg Schüttauf
Producers Lydia Elmer, Jan Philip Lange
Production Companies EIKON Media/Berlin, JUNIFILM/Berlin, in co-production with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, RBB
Length 88 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Montreal 2004, Warsaw 2004, Foyle 2004, Miskolc 2004
Awards Best Film Miskolc 2004
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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