Peaceful Times

by Neele Leana Vollmar

Peaceful Times


Germany in the 1960s: Peaceful times in the West can start at last, if only Irene Striesow could manage to shake off the past. She is homesick for East Germany, mistrustful of the cease fire, and most of all, distraught about her husband Dieter's other women. She would rather die young and she doesn't make any efforts to hide it from Dieter and her three children Ute, Wasa and Flori. As their living room begins to look more like a war zone, her children decide to take matters in their own hands. They want their mother to finally be happy, that Dieter can crack light-hearted jokes about East Germany again, and that, if possible, the third world war doesn't happen after all ...


Neele Leana Vollmar was born in Bremen in 1978. In 2000, she began her film studies at the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg, which she completed in 2005. In 2003, she received a Caligari fellowship and participated in both the Berlinale Talent Campus and the Hollywood Masterclass. During her studies, she made several short films, one of which is »Meine Eltern - My Parents« (2003), which played at over 250 film festivals and won 40 awards. Her feature film debut and graduation film at the Ludwigsburg Film Academy »Urlaub vom Leben - Vacation from Life« (2004) opened the 39th Hof International Film Festival. Since 2005, Neele Leana Vollmar has been working as a freelance film and advertising director. »Peaceful Times« is her second feature film. Preproduction has started on the film adaptation of Jan Weiler's novel »Maria, ihm schmeckts's nicht«. Shooting starts mid-September in Germany and Italy.

2008 »Peaceful Times«
2004 »Urlaub vom Leben - Vacation from Life«
2003 »Meine Eltern« (SHORT) - (My Parents)


Katharina Schubert - Irene Striesow
Oliver Stokowski - Dieter Striesow
Nina Monka - Ute Striesow
Leonie Brill - Wasa Striesow
Tamino Wecker - Flori Striesow
Axel Prahl - Karl


Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay: Ruth Thoma
Based On The Novel By Birgit Vanderbeke
Producer: Caroline Daube
Cinematographer: Pascal Schmit
Editor: Florian Drechsler
Art Director: Stephanie Schlienz
Music: Oliver Thiede
A production of Royal Pony Film
In co-production with Bayerischer Rundfunk, Arte, Odeon Pictures, Lunaris Film- Und Fernsehproduktion, Neue Kinowelt Filmproduktion
With support from FFA, FFF BAYERN, DFFF

Technical Data

Format: 35 mm / 24fps / 1:1,85 / Colour / Dolby Digital
Length: 98 Min.
Original language: German

Original title: Friedliche Zeiten


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