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We (Wir)

Scene from "We" (photo © credofilm)

Overwhelmed by the surplus of freedom and opportunity, We are a group of old school friends coming to terms with the all responsibilities life has to offer: dealing with failed loves, a lack of perspectives, defect cigarette machines and unpaid phone bills...

Martin Gypkens was born in 1969 in Bonn. After his schooling, he went to New York, where he gained his first experience in film. From 1992-1996, he worked as a prop designer for various productions in Berlin. In 1993, he directed the play Unidentifizierte Leichtenteile und das wahren Wesen der Liebe in Bonn. In 1996, he enrolled in the Dramaturgy program at the \"Konrad Wolf\" Academy of Film & Television (HFF/B) in Potsdam and has writtten numerous feature screenplays. His films include: Papas (short, 2000), We (Wir, 2003), and Nothing But Ghosts (Nichts als Gespenstser, 2007).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Feature
Year of Production 2003
Director Martin Gypkens
Screenplay Martin Gypkens
Cinematography Eeva Fleig
Karin Jacobs
Christian Conrad
Joerg Prinz
Cast Rike Schmidt, Oliver Bockern, Jannek Petri, Knut Berger, Karina Plachetka, Lilia Lehner, Brigitte Hobmeier, Sebastian Songin, Sebastian Reiss, Patrick Gueldenberg, Lars Loellmann, Ruediger Rudolph
Producers Susann Schimk, Jörg Trentmann
Production Company credo:film/Berlin, in co-production with Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF, in cooperation with ORB/Potsdam
Length 100 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2003, Berlin 2003 (Perspectives German Cinema), Karlovy Vary 2003 (Another View)
With backing from BKM

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