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Drink. Live. Love. Be Amazed

"Leif in Concert - Vol.2" is a declaration of love to music and to that one bar around the corner that everyone knows, that home away from home, where you can be who you are, and where there are no class distinctions.

 

Story

Sometimes life forces us to take a turn and start on a new path.

Leif is supposed to play a concert - in a jazz & blues bar somewhere in Germany. His stage name is Poorboy and he is from Copenhagen. Copenhagen is also where Lene first saw him on stage. Fascinated by Leif’s music, she invited him to play a show at her bar in Germany.

"Leif in Concert - Vol.2" is a day in Lene’s life, the day of the planned concert. It is also Lene’s first shift after a long break. At the bar on this day, Lene meets friends, acquaintances and strangers. She awaits deliveries of beer, wine and cigarettes. Lene allows some of her musician friends to use the bar’s stage for their rehearsal. Everyone who enters the bar that day gets to listen to Leif’s music. The music triggers something different in everybody: a smile, a memory, the desire to dance.

A bar would be nothing without its regulars. That’s why Leif in Concert also tells their stories. In the course of the film we eavesdrop on four conversations. We learn about fairy-pop, invisible mobile phones, giant snails, and maggots feeding on dead bodies. 
The stories and lives of the guests and staff, as diverse as they may seem, are intersecting here. Every detail and every anecdote contribute a piece to Lene’s larger story, to this family that makes this gloomy, smoky bar the best place in the world.
But not all is rosy in Lene’s life. She is avoiding some decisions and conflicts. What path lies ahead of her? And what if the concert cannot take place? What if some small details jeopardize all her plannings?

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bar tender Lene (Luise Heyer)

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It is not the wind, but the sail that determines the course.

(chinese proverb by Lao Xiang)

 

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"Leif in Concert - Vol.2" celebrated its world premiere at Filmfest München 2019 and 

won the German Cinema New Talent Award for the best production. 

The jury consisted of Alfred Holighaus, Claudia Steffen and Melika Foroutan 

 

Jury Statement German Cinema New Talent Award:

 

"A pub as a microcosm for an entire society is not a novelty in cinema. A pub as a microcosm for a casually narrated multicultural society beyond demagogically induced dystopias is refreshing. Producer Martin Lischke has given his director Christian Klandt the opportunity to stage this loving and passionate bow to great human individuality and the minor arts quickly, but also convincingly and extremely entertainingly by means of unusual financing and an equally unusual cast. All trades seem to have their appropriate place here. The camera is beautifully unobtrusive, the editing is fantastic, the music is not only important, but ravishingly good. Martin Lischke created the framework for a genuine ensemble film under certainly not easy conditions - in front and behind the camera."

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German Cinema New Talent Award winners at Filmfest München 2019: 

Martin Lischke (producer, Leif in Concert - Vol.2), Oğulcan Arman Uslu (actor, Es gilt das gesprochene Wort), 

Nils Mohl (script writer, Es gilt das gesprochene Wort), Jan-Ole Gerster (director, Lara)

photo: Filmfest München

 

Stills

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Producer's note

One idea behind "Leif in Concert - Vol.2" was to make a "film with friends". We had a short window of time for the production and the great desire to bring together many of our previous companions through the film world and friends and make a film about our favourite place: the pub around the corner, this bar that everyone knows, the extended living room where you feel at home, where you can be, as you are.

You don't need a million euro budget to make a good film.

With good ideas, enthusiasm, creativity and perseverance, we succeeded in getting many people excited about our project, co-financiers, sponsors, crowdfunders. With creative financing without the involvement of a TV- station, film-funding or a distribution guarantee, we were able to make "Leif in Concert - Vol.2" in just three months of preparation and in 17 days of shooting.

It was a gift to be allowed to work so freely, with people we like and whose talent we admire, without frills. A return to what makes filmmaking a passion for us. It's not about the largest fleet of vehicles, the most unusual locations or the big limo for director and actors. It's about telling a story and the happiness of working with people you like on something that's important to you.

And if you're wondering why the movie is called "Vol.2"...

We're bringing part 2 of the story to the cinema first. The prequel "Leif in Concert - Vol.1" will be told later.

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Christian Klandt

Idea / Director

Christian Klandt, born in 1978, grew up in Beeskow, 1.5 hours southeast of Berlin. He initially studied traffic management in Gotha (Thuringia). In 2000 he moved to Berlin, where he started working in the film industry. He began his career as assistant director for film and theatre productions. He is a co-founder of the playhouse Theaterdiscounter in Berlin, and worked as a curator and presenter for Berlin art house cinema Filmrauschpalast (Kulturfabrik Moabit). From 2004 to 2012 he studied directing at Film University Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. During his time in film school he created numerous short- and medium length films, as well as two full feature films. His fairy tale Schaustein’s Final Film was highly acclaimed at several international film festivals. His critically acclaimed first feature film Weltstadt earned him 7 awards and was screened at more than 40 film festivals. In 2009 X Verleih AG released Weltstadt in German cinemas. In 2010 his tragicomedy Federal Chancellor Honecker had its world premiere at Jeonju International Film festival in South Korea. From 2010 to 2012 he worked on his second feature film Little Thirteen, a co-production between X Filme Creative Pool GmbH and ZDF. The film was widely discussed after its release in Germany and in five other territories.

Presently, Christian is working on a documentary about a Berlin theatre project with homeless people titled Ratten07, and on several fictional scripts, for example: Pusteblume (”Dandelion”, a remake of the Japanese classic Tampopo), Schaustein’s Last Movie (a full feature version of his fairy tale), and Lilea Rosa (a drama about illegal organ trafficking in Moldova, for which he received a research scholarship from the Robert-Bosch-Stiftung in 2015).

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Cast

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Luise Heyer

Klaus Manchen

Michael Klammer

bar tender Lene

bar owner Klaus

Kilian, Lene's co-worker

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Katharina Matz

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Florian Bartholomäi

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Gerdy Zint

grandma Elisabeth

Elisabeth's grandson Max

bouncer Jari

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Volkan Türeli

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Godehard Giese

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Michael Specht

bouncer Ali

wine dealer Robert

toilet guy Lolo

 

Bands

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Karl die Große

Koerper

Tangente

Tanzkompanie

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Orchestre Miniature

in the Park

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Poorboy

Leif

 

Crew

- Karl-Wilhelm Kayser

- Matthias Knoll

- Candy Lange

- Michael Menke

- Heiko Philipp

 

- Christian Klandt

- Frank Grützbach

- Inga Köhler

- Stefanie Roschek

- Jessica Jacqmarcq

 

- René Gorski

- Tina Guckenhan

- Matteo Massimo Valenti

- Nico Wegewitz

- Matteo Massimo Valenti

- Jakob Seemann

- Markus Kloth

- Vilmos Sagi

- Sergi Sanchez

- Nora Lueders

- Astrid Krause

 

- Stefan Gollhardt

- Silvio Naumann

 

- Ilan Sprafke

- Alexander Jung

- Julian Lueck

- Karim Rieg

- Katie Davies

- Mattias Preuß

- Robert Paul Kothe

 

- Franziska Löwe

- Rieke Herms

- Kerstin Podbiel

- Harebell Suzuki

- Ben Wiedemann

- Kerstin Podbiel

- Ben Wiedemann

- Crafted by Sense

   Capucine Landreau

   Gina Krauß

- Klara Kamm

 

- Sarah Huzel

- Klara Kamm

Still Photography

 

Choreography

 

Catering

 

 

 

Editor

 

VFX-Artist

 

Sound Designer

Sound Editor

Music Editor

Foley Artist

Sound Supervisor & Sound Mix

Composer

 

Post Production Supplier

CEO

Project Manager

 

 

Online Editor

Color Grading

DCP

 

Title Artwork

Managing Producer

Motion Graphic Artists

Production Manager

ProductioN Assistant

Production Intern

Unit Manager

Set Manager

Driver / Runner

Public Relations

Produced by

Executive Producer

 

 

 

 

 

Director / Writer

Dramaturg

1st AD

2nd AD

Script / Continuity

 

DoP

1st AC

 

2nd Unit Camera

 

 

 

2nd  Unit AC

 

Data-Wrangler

 

 

Sound Engineer

Music Recording

 

Chief lighting technician

 

 

Lighting technician

 

 

 

Production Designer

Ass. Production Designer

Set Decorator

Ass. Set Decorators

 

Construction

Costume Designer

 

 

Wardrobe

 

Make Up

- Mike Auerbach

 

- Bahar Meric

 

- Steffi Lowski

- Alex Unger

- Renate Hasse

- Julian Karnetzky

- Silvia Voigt

- Christoph Berken

 

- Jörg Schreyer

- Christian Klandt

- Gregor Cunningham

- Achille Abboud

 

- Robert Klemm

- Lorenz Richter

- Stefan Gollhardt

- Silvio Naumann

- Peter Roigk

- Silvio Naumann

- Moritz Sembritzki

- Paul Rischer

- Johannes Repka

 

- D-Facto Motion

- Waheed Zamani

- Colin Ullmann

- Stefan von Larcher

- Natalia Gozdzik

- Shohreh Shakuri

- Stefan Reiss

- Philipp Weigold

- Das Werk Frankfurt

- Maximiliane Schmidt-Rönnberg

- Michał Machaj

- Constantin Niklewitz

- Jen Cruz Ortega

- Silvia Procopio

- Klara Kamm

- Annie-Céline Fischer

- Moritz Melms

- Eva Lechner

- Nemanja Jocic

- Barbara Hexges

 

- Martin Lischke

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Leif in Concert - Vol.2

Specs

Runtime: 114 minutes

Aspect Ratio: 1:2,35 cinemascope, color

Language: German

Distributor

missingFILMs 
Boxhagener Str. 18 
10245 Berlin / Germany
Tel: +49 - (0)30 - 28 36 530
E-Mail: verleih@missingfilms.de

https://missingfilms.de

Executive Producers

Karl-Wilhelm Kayser

Matthias Knoll

Candy Lange

Michael Menke

Heiko Philipp

Production Company

Lischke & Klandt Filmproduktion GbR

Markgrafendamm 24, Haus 17

10245 Berlin / Germany

Tel: +49 - (0)30 - 983 984 83

E-Mail: freunde@leifinconcert.de

Press Agency

Rische & Co PR

Kottbusser Damm 73

10967 Berlin / Germany

Tel: +49 - (0)30 - 679 282 69

E-Mail: mail@rische-pr.de

https://rische-pr.de

 

Leif in Concert - Vol.2

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Karl-Wilhelm Kayser

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