1. Directed by Jonas Rothlaender

    Germany / Portugal, 2016, Feature film
    A StickUp Filmproduktion in Co-Production with German Film- and Television Academy (dffb) Berlin, Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg, Primeira Idade and Atara Film

    101 Minutes, color, digital (ARRI Amira), 1:1,66, DCP 24 fps
    Dolby Digital 5.1. Stereo, German/English/Portoguese with English or German subtitles

    Young doctor Fabian travels to Lisbon on the spur of the moment to win back his ex-girlfriend Doro. While the two of them are gradually getting closer again they are being haunted by their fears. Fabians jealously once again puts their relationship to the test...

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  2. Is our fate predetermined by our family? Driven by the tragic legacy of his deceased grandmother Anne, the filmmaker Jonas Rothlaender sets off to track down his family‘s complex cycle of conflicts.


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  3. Is our fate predetermined by our family? Driven by the tragic legacy of his deceased grandmother Anne, the filmmaker Jonas Rothlaender sets off to track down his family‘s complex cycle of conflicts.


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  4. excerpt from JAGDGRÜNDE | HUNTING GROUNDS (2011)
    30 min. | fiction | dffb & rbb

    a film by Jonas Rothlaender

    Hans Rasches lifework is destroyed – His small business company is facing
    insolvency. Escaping from World and Reality he takes off for his hunting hut. At this
    arrival he is surprised to meet his son Felix, who challenges him as a father.

    Small business man Hans Rasche, 58, takes off from the world. As his company
    becomes a victim of the economic crisis, his old hunting-hut appears as a last refuge.
    But instead of finding silence and isolation, which he is seeking, he runs into his son
    Felix and his girlfriend. The relationship between father and son, who did not see
    each other for a long time, seems visibly tense. While Hans wants to be alone, Felix
    is seeking for attention and acceptance.
    The forests of east germany constitute a confusing and yet claustrophobic setting for
    an intimate play that reveals the desperation of a man whose life’s work and selfesteem is broken and who´s is nothing but looking for a way to end his life. Next to
    the father we get to know his son who constantly tries to follow his father´s
    footsteps and who is longing for his acceptance. Will Felix see through his fathers
    façade soon enough to be able to save him?

    Broadcasting premiere: 02.05.2011

    Festivals: 53. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

    Wenn man zum Beispiel Walter Plathe nun in Jagdgründe sieht, denn so hat man ihn noch nie gesehen wie in dem Film des Studenten Jonas Rothlaender.
    Plathe ist vor allem bekannt geworden als Der Landarzt im öffentlich-rechtlichen Heile-Welt-Fernsehen. In Jagdgründe ist er der Unternehmer Hans Rasche und geht tief in den schönen deutschen Wald, um sich umzubringen, denn seine Gummiwerke in Brandenburg sind pleite. TV-Landarzt Plathe spielt in Jagdgründe einen Mann, der wie betäubt ist vor Entschlossenheit und Angst, eine massige Gestalt mit der Flinte auf der Schulter, dem Revolver in der Tasche.
    Süddeutsche Zeitung (03.05.2011)

    Walther Plathe hat man als schönsten Co-Piloten der Interflug aus der Serie „Treffpunkt Flughafen“ in Erinnerung, später dann war er der ewige ZDF-„Landarzt“. Wie in diesem Studentenfilm hat man ihn wohl noch nie gesehen (...). Der einstige Beau beweist Mut zur Hässlichkeit und spielt einen abgewirtschafteten Menschen. Hier ist jemand fix und fertig mit der Welt. Wie Plathe erst mit dem Leben abschließt, um sich ihm dann wieder zuzuwenden, bleibt in Erinnerung. Ein Regiedebütant zeigt, wozu ein gestandener Schauspieler in der Lage ist. Im Theater würde man Bravo rufen.

    Märkische Allgemeine Zeitung (03.05.2011)

    Walter Plathe
    Eric Bouwer
    Julia Philippi
    Nadja Engel

    director Jonas Rothlaender
    screenplay Birgit Maiwald & Jonas Rothlaender
    cinematography Alexander Haßkerl
    producer Louise von Johnston & Luis Singer
    editor Dietmar Kraus
    casting Silke Koch & Susann Reitz
    sound Julian Cropp
    sounddesign Julian Cropp
    music Peer Kleinschmidt
    mixing Alexandre Leser
    set design Lisa von Meyer
    costumes Elisa Capell & Nadja Lienig
    make-up Sarah Wentzel
    line producer Andreas Louis
    commissioning editor RBB Martina Nix

    © rbb & German Film and Television Academy Berlin, rbb & dffb, 2011

    Technical Information
    Germany, 2011, Short, 30 Minutes, Color, Super 16mm HD CAM/DigiBeta Copy,
    25F/Sec, 1:1,85, Stereo, German with engl. Subtitles

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  5. excerpt from AUF ANFANG | RETURNING (2014)
    30 min. | fiction | dffb

    a film by jonas rothlaender

    After Ines suddenly disappeared from her friend Promi's life six years ago, she now
    wants to revive their once intimate relationship on a joint vacation. But soon Promi
    discovers the true reason behind Ines' sudden return.

    Six years ago, Ines disappeared from her friend Promi's life, without leaving so much
    as a note, and started a new life in Guatemala.
    Much to Promi's surprise, Ines suddenly gets in touch and invites her to spend a joint
    vacation in Northern Germany, in the hopes of reconnecting with old feelings.
    However, the women's longing to rediscover their past relationship is frustrated by the
    unresolved conflict and their shifting the blame on each other. Their different life
    concepts collide.
    When intimacy finally seems possible, Ines makes a weighty confession, revealing the
    true reason for her return home.

    56. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
    10. Achtung Berlin - New Berlin Film Award

    Eva Kessler
    Valentina Repetto
    Maciek Kawecki

    director Jonas Rothlaender
    cinematography Mario Krause
    producer Ricarda Kniesz
    edititor Jonas Rothlaender
    sound Johannes Kaschek
    sounddesign Julian Cropp
    music Amatorski
    mixing Alexandre Leser
    set design Sandra Klaus
    costumes Sandra Klaus
    make-up Sandra Klaus
    line producer Andreas Louis

    © German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb), 2014

    Technincal Information
    Germany, 2014, Short, 29 Minutes, Color, HD
    DCP 24F/Sec, 1:1,85, Stereo, German with engl. Subtitles

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