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Nevermore (Nimmermeer)

Nevermore
Scene from "Nevermore" (photo © FRISBEEFILMS)

In his younger days Helge Block used to be a skillful and respected fisherman, but nowadays he hardly brings any fish back home. The people in the village have turned their backs on him and his beloved son Jonas. But nonetheless they lead a happy life in the small fishing hut by the sea. One stormy night Helge sets out to fulfill an old mysterious dream: To bring back “the silver of the heavens” – a large catch for his starving son – but he never returns. Thereupon little Jonas Block has to undergo the painful hardships of poverty, puritan austerity and loss. Slowly the little boy loses his smile and starts to embitter. But then a little miracle happens – at the magical place where the heavens and the sea become one...


Toke Constantin Hebbeln was born in 1978 in Itzehoe. After graduate studies in Literature and Philosophy, he studied Film Directing at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy. During his studies, he directed more than 15 award-wining shorts and commercials. A selection of his films includes: the shorts STILLE NACHT (2002), SCHAUKELN (2002), DER EWIGE TAG (2002), KUSCHELN MIT MAMA (2003), ER UND ES (2003), GLÜCKLICHE TAGE (2003), TRÄUME AM FENSTER (2003), MACH MICH LOS (2004), SEANCE (2005), HILDA & KARL (2006), his feature debut NEVERMORE (NIMMERMEER, 2006), and SHORES OF HOPE (WIR WOLLTEN AUFS MEER, 2012).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Toke Constantin Hebbeln
Screenplay Nina Vukovic, Toke Constantin Hebbeln
Cinematography Felix Novo de Oliveira
Simon Blasi, Andre Gelhaar
Martina Eisenreich
Nobel Nobielski
Cast Leonard Proxauf, Sylvester Groth, Rolf Becker, Manni Laudenbach, Tom Lass, Ursula Graeff, Paula Kroh
Producer Manuel Bickenbach
Production Company Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, in co-production with Frisbeefilms
Length 60 min
Format 16 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Stereo
Festivals Hof 2006, Sao Paulo 2006, ISFF Hollywood 2006, Istanbul 2007, Berlin & Beyond San Francisco 2007
Awards Foerderpreis Deutscher Film & Eastman Award for Upcoming Talent Hof 2006, Best Foreign Drama Hollywood 2006, Kodak Camera Award HIGHLIGHTS Baden-Wuerttemberg 2006, Student Academy Award 2007
With backing from German Federal Film Board

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