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Windows on Monday (Montag kommen die Fenster)

Windows on Monday
Scene from "Windows on Monday" (photo © Oe Filmproduktion GmbH)

A new city, a new house, it could be a happy moment in the life of this small family. The doctor Nina has taken a few days holiday. Stay-home husband Frieder is laying tiles. Daughter Charlotte is playing in her new room. But Nina feels estranged in the half-empty rooms and leaves her family behind.

Nina wants to leave. Charlotte wants a dog. Frieder is laying tiles. The windows come on Monday.

Ulrich Köhler was born in 1969. He studied Fine Arts in France, Philosophy in Hamburg, and Visual Communication at the University of Fine Arts in Hamburg. His feature films BUNGALOW and WINDOWS ON MONDAY premiered in the Berlinale Forum and have screened at many festivals worldwide, winning numerous awards. SLEEPING SICKNESS premiered in Competition at the Berlinale in 2011 and won the Silver Bear for Best Directing. IN MY ROOM (2018) premiered in Cannes' Un Certain Regard. A VOLUNTARY YEAR (2019, in co-direction with Henner Winckler) is his latest feature.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Ulrich Köhler
Screenplay Ulrich Köhler
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Kathrine Granlund
Silke Fischer
Cast Isabelle Menke, Hans Jochen Wagner, Amber Bongard, Trystan Pütter, Elisa Seydel, Ilie Nastase, Ursula Renneke
Producer Katrin Schlösser
Production Company öFilm/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Length 88 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Berlin 2006 (Forum), Paris Cinema 2006, Vienna 2006, Ghent 2006, ALBA Turin 2006, Buenos Aires 2006, La Rochelle 2006, Transylvania 2006, Edinburgh 2006, Istanbul 2006, Vancouver 2006, Nouveau Cinema Montreal 2006, Seville 2006, Kolkata 2006, Thessaloniki 2006
Awards Hessischer Filmpreis 2006
With backing from BKM, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM, Kulturelle Filmfoerderung des Landes Hessen, Hessische Rundfunk Filmfoerderung, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, FilmFoerderung Hamburg, Filmfoerderungsanstalt (FFA)
German Distributor Filmgalerie 451

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