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And Nobody Weeps For Me (Und keiner weint mir nach)

And Nobody Weeps For Me

And Nobody Weeps for Me is the chronicle of one of the typical tenements on the edge of Munich, nestling among quiet streets, railway tracks and junk tip. All kinds of people live in this tenement block: craftsmen, sales reps, minor officials. This is the milieu where the actual "hero" of this story, Leo Knie, grows up. He doesn't attract particular attention, neither in a positive or negative way; he goes to school, has his boyhood adventures, becomes a trainee electrician, tries to get to know the opposite sex, loses his footing in the crisis of the 20s. He has nobody who can lead him and give him advice; he is, basically, all alone. Meanwhile, the life of pretty Marilli Kosemund is closely linked with Leo's story. She isn't anything special either; only, she has lived her life too quickly. But while Leonhard commits suicide in the face of his loneliness and helplessness, another catastrophe descends on his fellow tenants and contemporaries...from which only a few survive, including Marilli. The tenement house may have survived the nights of bombing, but the old times are gone.

Joseph Vilsmaier was born in 1939 and grew up in Munich and Pfarrkirchen. He undertook an apprenticeship at ARRI from 1953 to 1961 and studied Music at the Munich Conservatory. In 1961, he became a camera assistant at Bavaria and has been a director of photography since 1972. He made his directorial debut in 1988 with AUTUMN MILK (HERBSTMILCH), followed by RAMA DAMA (1990), STALINGRAD (1992), CHARLIE & LOUISE (1993), BROTHER OF SLEEP (SCHLAFES BRUDER, 1995), COMEDIAN HARMONISTS (1997), MARLENE (1999),LEO & CLAIRE (2001), ROCK CRYSTAL (BERGKRISTALL, 2004), THE LAST TRAIN (DER LETZTE ZUG, 2006), DIE GESCHICHTE VOM BRANDNER KASPAR (2008), and NANGA PARBAT (2009).
Category Feature
Director Joseph Vilsmaier
Screenplay Willy Purucker
Cinematography Joseph Vilsmaier
Andreas Althoff
Karel Svoboda
Cast Nina Hoss, Peter Ketnath
Producers Bernd Eichinger, Joseph Vilsmaier, Peter Zenk
Production Companies Perathon Film/Munich, Lunaris Film- & Fernsehproduktion/Munich, in co-production with Constantin Film Produktion
Length 105 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Bayrische Film- und Fernsehfoerderung
German Distributor Constantin Film Verleih

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