The Farewell (2002)

Farewell
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 31mins.
Genres Drama, Biopic
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Susan Schulte Editor commissioning editor(SWR) 172 7000004
Andreas Schreitmuller Editor commissioning editor(ARTE) 172 7000005
Anja Kolehmainen Editor commissioning editor(Yleisradio) 172 7000006
Lars Pinkofl Dialogue Editor n/a 204 7000007
Cooky Ziesche Editor commissioning editor(ORB) 172 7000003
Joachim von Mengerhausen Editor commissioning editor(WDR) 172 7000002
Tine M C Faber Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000005
Edward Klosinski Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Tamas P. Nyerges Steadicam Operator n/a 232 6000002
Renate Merck Editor n/a 172 7000001
John Cale Music n/a 120781 8000001
John Cale Performer n/a 120819 8000002
Marga B Bergschmidt Makeup n/a 353 13000002
Eckhard Kuchenbecker Sound n/a 120816 14000001
Manfred Arbter Sound n/a 120816 14000002
Kirsten Kunhardt Sound Designer n/a 120915 14000003
Katharina Woeppermann Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Risa Kes Casting n/a 179 10000001
Katharina Woeppermann Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Jerzy Radziwon Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Rafal Waltenberger Art Director n/a 183 9000003
Stanislaw Gorecki Set Designer n/a 202 9000004
Bohdan Gracik Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Katarzyna Janus Production Manager n/a 305 5000003
Birgit Minichmayr Actor Barbara Brecht 1 1000008
Tilman Gunther Actor Stasi Officer 1 1000009
Paul Herwig Actor Manfred Weckworth 1 1000010
Claudius Freyer Actor Peter Palitsch 1 1000011
Rena Zednikowa Actor Isot Kilian 1 1000007
Samuel Finzi Actor Wolfgang Harich 1 1000006
Monica Bleibtreu Actor Helene Weigel 1 1000002
Jeanette Hain Actor Kathe Reichel 1 1000003
Elfriede Irrall Actor Elisabeth Hauptmann 1 1000004
Margit Rogall Actor Ruth Berlau 1 1000005
Emanuel Spitzy Actor Pioneer 1 1000012
Slowomir Holland Actor Stasi Officer No 2 1 1000014
Jan Schuette Producer n/a 3 3000004
Klaus Pohl Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Agata Deka Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Agnieszka Chrusciel Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
Filmfordrung Hamburg Producer funding 3 3000003
Henryk Romanowski Producer n/a 3 3000002
Piotr Kryska Actor Stasi Driver 1 1000015
Jan Schuette Director n/a 2 2000001
Gesche Carstens Producer n/a 3 3000001
Josef Bierbichler Actor Bertolt Brecht 1 1000001
Synopsis
It is one of the last days of an exceptionally hot summer. Bertolt Brecht is about to leave his lakeside house among the tall birches in Brandenburg to return to Berlin for the upcoming theater season. Most of the women in his life are there: his wife Helene Weigel, daughter Barbara, the old lover Ruth Berlau, his latest flame, the nubile actress Kathe Reichel and the sensuous Isot Kilian, whose affections and body he shares with the rebel political activist Wolfgang Harich. They swim, write, eat, drink and philosophize about art, politics, the basic tenets of life - and throughout, the Stasi is there - lurking on the sidelines - waiting. Nostalgia and hope, jealousy and tenderness, betrayal and trust vie with one another during this final act of his life.