Auf ewig und einen Tag

A die film gmbh production for ZDF

On the morning of September 11, 2001, Gregor (Fritz Karl) enters the rooms occupied by a business partner in the World Trade Center. At 9.15, the planes crash into the towers: panic, chaos, flight—only Gregor seems to make no attempt to save himself. It was Jan’s (Heino Ferch) idea to send his friend and partner to New York in order to arrange important business. As Jan worries about his friend, memories of their friendship intermingle: the first meeting of two boys from different milieus; Gregor’s still fruitless battle to gain his father’s (Henry Hübchen) recognition; challenges and defeats, chances and turning points in life. And memories of Elsa (Claudia Michelsen): their first love and simultaneously the first test of their friendship. Jan travels to New York to search for his friend, because hope dies last.


Brilliantly cast, expertly staged GONG
... but this film reaches its goal in an extremely coherent and intelligent fashion... DIE WELT
Gripping two-parter SAARBRÜCKER ZEITUNG


  • Nominated in the category "Fiction" - 43. ADOLF-GRIMME-PREIS 2007
  • GÜNTER-STRACK-FERNSEHPREIS 2007 for Enno Hesse as best male talented young actor

Movie details:

  • Year: 2005
  • Genre: Drama
  • Length: 2 x 90 minutes
  • Actors: Heino Ferch, Fritz Karl, Martina Gedeck, Claudia Michalesen, Anna Schudt, Henry Hübchen, Juliane Köhler
  • Director: Markus Imboden
  • Editorial: Günther van Endert (ZDF)
  • Writer: Christian Jeltsch
  • Camera: Jo Heim
  • Casting: Silke Fintelmann

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