pingpong

Overview

A family's crises come to the surface in this drama, the first feature from filmmaker Matthias Luthardt. Stefan (Falk Rockstroh) and Anna (Marion Mitterhammer) are a petit bourgeois couple who live a comfortable if bland existence in the suburbs with their nebbishy son Robert (Clemens Berg), who they all but ignore. One day Stefan and Anna's teenage nephew Paul (Sebastian Urzendowsky) arrives at their home without warning and announces he's moving in; since Paul's father recently committed suicide, his aunt and ...
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Overview

A family's crises come to the surface in this drama, the first feature from filmmaker Matthias Luthardt. Stefan (Falk Rockstroh) and Anna (Marion Mitterhammer) are a petit bourgeois couple who live a comfortable if bland existence in the suburbs with their nebbishy son Robert (Clemens Berg), who they all but ignore. One day Stefan and Anna's teenage nephew Paul (Sebastian Urzendowsky) arrives at their home without warning and announces he's moving in; since Paul's father recently committed suicide, his aunt and uncle are not inclined to argue with him, and he begins earning his keep by fixing up the family's swimming pool, which they haven't used in years. Paul makes a token effort at bonding with Robert, but beyond playing ping pong they don't seem to have any common interests, though it doesn't take Anna long to realize that her nephew is sexually attracted to her. When Stefan is called away on business, Paul attempts to seduce Anna, though she seems to regard his efforts as quaint rather than arousing. Eventually, Paul can no longer deal with the tensions of the household, leading to an emotional explosion. Pingpong received its premiere at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 8/26/2008
  • UPC: 735978052286
  • Original Release: 2006
  • Rating:

  • Source: Laguna Films
  • Language: Deutsche
  • Time: 1:29:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Sebastian Urzendowsky , Paul
Marion Mitterhammer , Anna
Clemens Berg , Robert
Falk Rockstroh , Stefan
Technical Credits
Matthias Luthardt Director, Screenwriter
Niklas Baumer Producer
Friederike Hagen Production Designer
Anke Hartwig Producer
Meike Hauck Screenwriter
Jacob Ilgner Sound/Sound Designer
Christian Marohl Cinematographer
Florian Miosge Editor
Matthias Petsche Score Composer
Oliver Ropke Asst. Director
Andrea Schein Costumes/Costume Designer
Karen Wendland Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Pingpong
1. An Unexpected Visit [8:01]
2. Paul & Robert [5:17]
3. Home Tasks [5:44]
4. Working Out [6:38]
5. A Walk [8:34]
6. Piano Practice [5:24]
7. Sleeping Out [9:25]
8. The Audition Day [6:26]
9. Crossing the Line [10:05]
10. Angry [7:42]
11. "I Saw You" [8:19]
12. "I Gotta Go" [8:46]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Pingpong
   Play Movie
   Scene Selection
   Subtitles
      English
      None
   Trailers
      Slam
      The Yardsale
      Exxceso
      Rata De Dos Patas
      La Sorpresa
      Urbans
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