Le Prince
LE PRINCE celebrates its world premier in Competition at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021.
Le Prince
A KOMPLIZEN FILM PRODUCTION IN CO-PRODUCTION WITH ZDF – DAS KLEINE FERNSEHSPIEL. FUNDED BY DIE BAUFTRAGTE DER BUNDESREGIERUNG FÜR KULTUR UND MEDIEN (BKM), HESSEN FILM UND MEDIEN, DEUTSCHE FILMFÖRDERUNGSANSTALT, MEDIENBOARD BERLIN-BRANDENBURG. SCRIPT DEVELOPMENT FUNDED BY BKM 2021 | DCP | 1:1,85 | 5.1. Mix | 125 Min
Synopsis

Two people whose lives could hardly be more disparate meet in Frankfurt's seedy Bahnhofsviertel district. Monika (mid-40s) is a curator in the city's art and culture scene. When accidentally caught up in a raid, she meets Joseph, a Congolese businessman keeping himself afloat with import-export deals while searching for investors in a diamond mine in the Congo. An intense love affair grows from their unusual encounter. Although they both believe they can prevail in the face of external pressure and prejudice, distrust gradually seeps into their relationship. Inexorably, their lives become the stage of postcolonial conflicts. Is it even possible for Monika and Joseph to love each other on equal terms?

Cast
Monika Ursula Strauss
Joseph Passi Balende
Ambara Nsumbo Tango Samuel
Ursula Victoria Trauttmansdorff
Peter Alex Brendemühl
Michael Schmidt-Fournier Hanns Zischler
Douglas Douglas Gordon
Crew
Directed by Lisa Bierwirth
Written by Hannes Held and Lisa Bierwirth
Producers Janine Jackowski, Jonas Dornbach, Maren Ade
Commissioning Editor Claudia Tronnier / ZDF-Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Director of Photography Jenny Lou Ziegel
Casting Ulrike Müller, Katrin Vorderwülbecke
Set Design Marie-Luise Balzer
Costume Design Sandra Ernst
Make-Up Dörte Dobkowitz
Editor Bettina Böhler
Sound Recordist Johannes Schmelzer-Ziringer
Sound Design Kai Tebbel
Festivals Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2021, Wettbewerb
DISTRIBUTOR / WORLD SALES Distributor: Port au Prince Pictures (https://port-prince.de)

Cinema Release: 30th September 2021
PRESS Germany: Filmpresse Meuser (https://filmpresse-meuser.de)
Movieposter Le Prince
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