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Just The Beginning (Und das ist erst der Anfang)

Just The Beginning

"This is the story of a pair of kindred spirits and the magic moments people experience. These are the stories that touch me and make me want to recount them; moments full of power and poetry" - Pierre Franckh

The attractive Anna, eager to live life to the fullest, has a boyfriend, the career-obsessed Thorsten, who continually gets on her nerves. After an argument, she gets to know a shy actor, Michael, completely by accident after dialing a wrong number. They stay on the phone, talking with each other for hours, and end up falling in love. Unfortunately, their connection gets interrupted before they have the chance to make a date. A seemingly hopeless search through the jungle of the city ensues.

Pierre Franckh started his acting career at the age of six. He continued to act, even while at school, notching up performances in Shakespeare's Macbeth and Goethe's Faust at the prestigious Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel theater. He made his first film appearance in 1958 and since then has continued to work on the stage (with residencies in Munich, Berlin's Renaissance Theater, Stuttgart and Frankfurt), before the film cameras and has featured in over two hundred television productions. Among his credits in the last two years are the German Film Award-winning The Deathmaker (Der Totmacher, 1995, director Romuald Karmakar) and Frankfurt Millennium (Frankfurter Kreuz, 1997, director Romuald Karmakar). Just The Beginning is Franckh's directorial debut.
Genre Romantic Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Pierre Franckh
Screenplay Pierre Franckh
Cinematography Fred Schuler (A.S.C.)
Dagmar Lichius
Cast Dieter Landuris, Julia Richter, René Hofschneider, Clelia Sarto
Producer Christoph Meyer-Wiel
Production Companies Senator Film Produktion, Schlemmer Film/CMW Film, Berlin, Talking Stick Filmproductions/Bonn, in cooperation with SAT.1/Berlin
Length 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
With backing from Stadtsparkasse Duesseldorf
German Distributor Senator Film Verleih/Berlin

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