Forty years after making his directorial debut in 1969 with “Der Fall Lena Christ” and several other films, Hans W. Geissendoerfer was back in the director's chair for his latest feature “In der Welt habt ihr Angst” ("In the world you have fear") which wrapped shooting in Bamberg at the beginning of December.
Geissendoerfer began working on a script about "a great, but fatal love" and initially wanted to cast Muehe and his daughter in the leads, but this particular constellation had to be abandoned when Muehe sadly died in 2007.
Anna Maria Muehe stayed with the project and was cast as the music student Eva who falls madly in love with the musician Jo (played by Max von Thun). They are passionate about one another and discover that they can communicate with each other over long distances with any kind of aid. Their love is so great that Eva is even prepared to follow her boyfriend into heroin addiction. But when she becomes pregnant, they both decide that it is time to undergo a course of treatment in the isolation of far-away New Zealand.
However, Eva's father, the conservative cantor Johannes (portrayed by veteran actor Hanns Zischler) refuses to give them any financial support and breaks off all contact. In their desperation, Eva and Jo decide spontaneously to rob a shop. But this attempt to get hold of some easy money backfires. In a panic, Eva kills the shop-owner and Jo is arrested by the police. Eva, though, has managed to escape with the shopowner's gun and wanders through the streets of Bamberg. By coincidence, she gains access to the apartment of a married couple (Axel Prahl and Kirsten Block) on the verge of a break-up and brings them under her control - with surprising results.....
„In der Welt habt ihr Angst” is the story of an extraordinary love, but also the story of two people who try to integrate themselves into our society, yet founder on the organising principles of the bourgeois world," Geissendoerfer explains. "Nobody, however, can take their love from them. The film speaks about love in many forms. It is also about the love between a father and a daughter and the spent love of an older married couple."
The Euros 2 million project was shot from November 3rd to December 9th 2009 in and around the historical town of Bamberg which is situated north of Nuremberg.
Drama | app. 110 Min. |
Shooting: 03rd November - 09th December 2009
Location: City of Bamberg and landscape
A production of Geißendörfer Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Screenplay and director: Hans W. Geißendörfer
Director of photography: Alexander Fischerkoesen
1st assistent director: Chris Tromboukis
2nd assistent director: Hana Geißendörfer
Editor: Oliver Grothoff
Set designer: Frank Polosek
Costume director: Conny Blasczyk
Casting: Horst D. Scheel
Line producer: Andreas Habermaier
Production manager: Heinz Nickel
1st location manager: Jannis Stahnsdorf
Anna Maria Mühe ("Eva Baumann")
Max von Thun ("Jo Krämer")
Axel Prahl ("Paul Krämer")
Hanns Zischler ("Johannes Baumann")
Kirsten Block ("Gisela Krämer")
Johannes Allmayer ("Tom Schäfer")