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PEACEFUL TIMES (FRIEDLICHE ZEITEN)

PEACEFUL TIMES
photo © Hagen Keller/Ostlicht

Germany in the 1960s: Peaceful times in the West can start at last, if only Irene Striesow could manage to shake off the past. She is homesick for East Germany, mistrustful of the cease fire, and most of all, distraught about her husband Dieter’s other women. She would rather die young and she doesn’t make any efforts to hide it from Dieter and her three children Ute, Wasa and Flori. As their living room begins to look more like a war zone, her children decide to take matters in their own hands. They want their mother to finally be happy, that Dieter can crack light-hearted jokes about East Germany again, and that, if possible, the third world war doesn’t happen after all...


Neele Leana Vollmar was born in 1978 in Bremen and studied at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg from 2000-2005. In 2003 she also participated in the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Hollywood Masterclass. Her films include: the shorts WATTENMEER (1999), ZU ZWEIT (1999), EINE REISE (2000), SANS UNE PAROLE (2001), WEISS (2001), TOTE FISCHE SCHWIMMEN OBEN (2002), MY PARENTS (2003), the features VACATION FROM LIFE ( 2004), PEACEFUL TIMES (2008), WEDDING FEVER IN CAMPOBELLO (2009), and THE PASTA DETECTIVES (2014).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay Ruth Toma
Cinematography Pascal Schmit
Florian Drechsler
Oliver Thiede
Stephanie Schlienz
Cast Tamino Wecker, Leonie Brill, Nina Monka, Oliver Stokowski, Katharina Marie Schubert, Axel Prahl
Producer Caroline Daube
Production Company Royal Pony Film/Munich, in co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Odeon Pictures/Geiselgasteig, Lunaris Film- & Fernsehproduktion/Munich, Neue Schönhauser Filmproduktion
Length 98 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Munich 2008, Montreal 2008
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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