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CHARLOTTE

CHARLOTTE
CHARLOTTE (photo © dffb/Ulrike von Ribbeck 2004)

Charlotte returns to Berlin after having lived in New York City. Alone in the big city, she looks for the comfortable life with the old friends she once knew. Along the way, armed only with an evening dress and five Euros, she tries to win back the life that she once had.


Ulrike von Ribbeck was born in 1975 in Minden. She studied Visual Communication at the Hamburg Academy of Arts and worked as an assistant director for several film productions. She has been a student at the German Film & Television Academy Berlin (dffb) since 1999. Her films include: the shorts Laurentia (1999), Little Dreams (Kleine Traeume, 2000), Little Star (2001), At the Lake (Am See, 2002) which screened in the Cinéfondation sidebar in Cannes in 2003, Charlotte (2004) which screened in Perspectives German Cinema in Berlin and Directors\' Fortnight in Cannes, and her feature debut Sooner or Later (Frueher oder spaeter, 2007) which she developed during the Atélier du Cinéfondation in Cannes 2005.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Director Ulrike von Ribbeck
Screenplay Ulrike von Ribbeck
Cinematography Kolja Raschke
Karin Nowarra
Caroline von Voss
Cast Thorsten Merten, Henry Arnold, Beata Lehmann, Geno Lechner
Producer Nicole Gerhards
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in cooperation with ZDF, 3sat/Mainz
Length 30 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2004 (Perspectives German Cinema), Cannes 2004 (Directors' Fortnight), Hamburg 2004, Troia 2004, Fresh Film Karlovy Vary 2004, Novo Mesto 2004, Bordeaux 2004, Kerry 2004, FIDEC Huy 2004, Medfilm Rome 2004, Corto Imola 2004, Aix-en-Provence 2004, Munich IFFS 2004, "Etiuda" Cracow 2004, Sleepwalkers 2004, Mainz 2004, FilmSpiegel Netherlands 2004, Rencontres Henri Langlois Poitiers 2011
With backing from German Federal Film Board

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