Film

The Movie

Because of a stroke of fate, since some years the painter Philipp Marton (Thomas Busse) lives withdrawn on an old estate. One day while Phillip is painting outside, Lisa (Julia Domenica) appears, a young woman who breaks down nearby totally drunk. He takes care of the unconscious one and let her sleep off her hang-over.

Meeting eacht other in the morning two totally different worlds collide. The tensed connection between Lisa and Phillip, their antipathy and fascination for each other, are bringing topics to the surface that stir up both of the protagonists on the inside. Above all, the question of the meaning of life is in the foreground! As is well-known opposites are magnatic and so they come closer. But then the story takes an unexpected turn and their blossiming affection is strongly put to the test.

A movie – entertaining and profound all at once, living from the charism of both the lead actors. Refreshing different and closer to the flair of Frensh movies than American. It touches your heart in a special kind of way, makes you thoughtfull, encourages. but above all it tells about the magic of love and its healing power!


Trailer

In Cinemas

In Cinemas

Official classification „Freiwillige Selbstkontrolle der Filmwirtschaft“

JANUARY 2019

DE-85057 Ingolstadt, CINESTAR INGOLSTADT
Sun 27.01.2019 / 2.00 pm TICKETS

DE-85057 Ingolstadt, CINESTAR INGOLSTADT
Wed 30.01.2019 / 8.00 pm TICKETS

FEBRUARY 2019

DE-35037 Marburg, CAPITOL MARBURG
Sun 10.02.2019 / 6.00 pm TICKETS
In Anwesenheit von Regisseur, Hauptdarsteller Thomas Busse & Hauptdarstellerin Julia Domenica

DE-35037 Marburg, CAPITOL MARBURG
Tue 12.02.2019 / 8.30 pm TICKETS

DE-35037 Marburg, CAPITOL MARBURG
Tue 19.02.2019 / 8.30 pm TICKETS

DE-35037 Marburg, CAPITOL MARBURG
Wed 20.02.2019 / 8.30 pm TICKETS

MARCH 2019

DE-32105 Bad Salzuflen, FILMBÜHNE BAD SALZUFLEN
Sun 17.03.2019 / 8:15 pm / TICKETS

32105 Bad Salzuflen, FILMBÜHNE BAD SALZUFLEN
Tue 19.03.2019 / 5:30 pm / TICKETS

DE-48431 Rheine, ZINEMA CITY
Sun 17.03.2019 / 8:15 pm / TICKETS

DE-48431 Rheine, ZINEMA CITY
Tue 19.03.2019 / 5:30 pm / TICKETS

DE-53343 Wachtberg, DREHWERK 17/19
Sun 17.03.2019 / 4.00 pm / TICKETS

Screening with direktor, lead actor Thomas Busse, lead actress Julia Domenica as well as Erwin Geisler (Marc Tiller)

DE-53343 Wachtberg, DREHWERK 17/19
Sat 23.03.2019 / 6.30 pm / TICKETS

Coming soon:
Dilsberg
Elsdorf
Weil am Rhein (Summer)

Further screening dates in selected cinemas coming soon.

You are welcome to visit the website of Thomas Busse (thomasbusse.de) for further information and to opt into the newsletter: http://www.thomasbusse.de/newsletter/

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Sun 09.12.2018 / 6.00 pm TICKETS

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Mon 10.12.2018 / 8.00 pm TICKETS

DE-52349 Düren, DAS LUMEN
Thu 22.11.2018 / 7.00 pm TICKETS
Screening with director,lead actor Thomas Busse & lead actress Julia Domenica/span>

DE-52349 Düren, DAS LUMEN
Sun 25.11.2018 / 4.30 pm TICKETS

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Sun 28.10.2018 / 6.00 pm TICKETS
„Home-Premiere“ with director, lead actor Thomas Busse & lead actress Julia Domenica

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Mon 29.10.2018 / 8.00 pm TICKETS

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Sun 11.11.2018 / 6.00 pm TICKETS

DE-41836 Hückelhoven-Hilfarth, CORSO FILMPALAST
Mon 12.11.2018 / 8.00 pm TICKETS

Feedback

Als ehemaliger Kinobetreiber mit 30 Jahren Branchenerfahrung war ich fassungslos ob dieses Films. Dieses dicht inszenierte Meisterwerk bietet weitaus mehr, als nur beste Kinounterhaltung. Spirituelle Werte in ganzer Tiefe reichen sich die Hand mit höchster Schauspielkunst. Seelennahrung pur - fernab jeder seichten Hollywood-Inszenierung. Ich sehe hier den neuen spirituellen Filmklassiker, der sich in die Herzen ganzer Generationen spielt.

J. A. (langjähriger Kinobetreiber)

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem wunderbaren Film; erholsam fürs Auge, da keine Effekthascherei, besinnlich, nachdenklich, humorvoll, traurig und eine Portion Romantik, es knisterte … und die Sehnsucht wächst weiter nach Filmen solcher Art...

A.L. & M.L.

Das ist der beste Film, den ich jemals gesehen habe!

D. K.

Ich bin noch immer zutiefst berührt von diesem wunderbaren spirituellen Film, der so voller Weisheit, Wahrheit und Liebe ist. Ein gelungener, ganz besonderer Film, der jeden der mit dem Herzen guckt, berühren wird. Viele Dank dafür.

R. M. D.

Ich wusste im Voraus, dass der Film gut sein wird, aber dass er mir selbst eines Tages Trost geben wird, hatte ich nicht geahnt. Vielen Dank für diesen wunderbare Werk!

B. T.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch zu diesem gelungenen, außergewöhnlichen, berührenden Film. Tiefgründige, atemberaubende Worte mit der Natur im Einklang gebracht, ein Hauch spiritueller Energie lag in der Luft ... das Herz , die Liebe, die Seele spricht... mit der Realität und der Wahrheit des Lebens. Vielen Dank für den schönen Kinoabend.

L. J.

Wir waren (…) begeistert! Damit ist Thomas Busse wieder einmal ein wunderbares Werk gelungen; und ich wünsche ihm und allen Menschen, dass der Film in allen Kinos und auch im TV gezeigt wird.

D. B.

Lisa und der Maler, der mich sehr be- und gerührt hat. Kein Liebesfilm, nein ein Film über die Liebe, die Grenzen aufweicht, überwindet, neue Möglichkeiten schafft, stark macht, tief verborgene Wünsche lebendig werden lässt. Gelebte Liebe, die glücklich macht. Großartig wie es Regisseur Thomas Busse, auch Hauptdarsteller in der Rolle des Malers Philipp Marton, Hauptdarstellerin Julia Domenica (Lisa) und allen anderen tollen Schauspielern gelungen ist, spannend, einfühlsam , emotional und in wunderschönen Bildern die Geschichte von Lisa und dem Maler hautnah erleben zu lassen. Lisa und der Maler ist ein Film, der in meinem Gedächtnis bleibt. Das ist die höchste Auszeichnung, die ein Film bei mir bekommen kann, da ich mich an die meisten Filme zur Belustigung meines Umfeldes bereits nach kürzester Zeit nicht mehr richtig erinnern kann.

G. G.

Ein spirituelles Meisterwerk, dass seines gleichen sucht. ´Lisa und der Maler` berührt im Herzen und wird noch vielen Menschen ein Glücksgefühl der Liebe vermitteln. Vielen Dank für diesen Film und weiterhin viel Erfolg.

A.D. & H.D.

Der Film war einfach wunderbar. Die Bilder, die Musik und letztendlich die tolle schauspielerische Leistung hat mich sehr beeindruckt. (…) Ich kann ich nur sagen: Hut ab!

C. S.

Der Film bringt es auf den Punkt. Er ist wunderschön und seine Botschaft der Liebe und Naturverbundenheit.

M. S.

Zum zweiten Mal und sicher nicht zum letzten Mal sehr berührt gesehen. Erfüllt von vielen guten Gedanken beseelt nach Hause gefahren. Ein Film, der für mich aus vollem Herzen Liebe lebendig werden lässt.

G. G.

Herzlichen Dank für den wunderbaren Film voller Liebe und Seelentiefe. Die Liebe als stärkste Kraft im Universum ist kraftvoll spürbar!

A. R.

Der Regisseur Thomas Busse hat mit dieser Filmproduktion mein Herz getroffen. Es geht um Liebe, aber vermittelt wird das Thema hier ganz anders als gewohnt. Die tolle Musik oder die farbenfrohen Eindrücke der zeichnerischen Kunst sind gelungen, sowie die einfühlsamen Bilder der Natur und der Worte die zum tragen kommen! Ich wünsche dem Film viel Erfolg und Thomas Busse und Julia Domenica ganz viel Mut und Inspiration so weiter zu machen!

W. S.

Vielen Dank für diesen berührenden, wunderschönen Film, den ich gestern Abend in Ingolstadt genießen durfte. Ein großartiger Film mit berührenden Szenen, wundervollen Naturaufnahmen, stimmiger musikalischer Begleitung und einem realitätsnahen Skript. Auch die Schauspieler kamen alle gut rüber. Ein Film, der richtig gute Vibes hat.

G. F.

Cast
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Crew

Cast & Crew

Julia Domenica (Cast) , copyright: Thomas Busse, "Lisa und der Maler"

Lisa Brendheim is played by

Julia Domenica

Julia Domenica attended On-Camera-workshops of the Munich Filmschool as well as several masterclasses and workshops in Cologne, Berlin, Rome, London and L.A. working with teachers like Bernard Hiller, Jeff Erbach, Frank Betzelt.

Her first role came in 1999 as „The Rose“ in a theatre adaption of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s „The Little Prince“. One of her favourite experiences in theatre was playing „Nina“ in Tschechow’s „The Seagull“. In 2006 she started working in TV and film. Since then she appeared in television series‘ such as „Der letzte Bulle“, „Kommissar Stolberg“, „SOKO Köln“, „Pastewka“. In 2007, she made her film debut as a fan of the main character Finn in Wim Wender’s „Palermo Shooting“. Followed by small appearances in André Erkau’s „Selbstgespräche“ and Christoph Hochhäusler’s „Unter Dir Die Stadt“.

In 2012, she entered the international market playing the supporting role of „Jennell T. Steiner“ in the English TV production „The Dossier“, including an upper middle class akcent and action scenes.

Julia Domenica also gives several seminars about Flowing Breath Qi Gong, meditation, dance, relaxation and womanhood. She gives sound treatments and is on tour as sound musician. Furthermore she is an author of poetry and has a diploma in Chemistry. Julia Domenica meditates on a daily basis and is an activist for animals and personal transformation.

>> juliadomenica.com


Thomas Busse (Cast) , copyright: Thomas Busse, "Lisa und der Maler"

Philipp Marton is played by

Thomas Busse

Born in 1963 in Mönchengladbach he early showed his great artistic talent. Since then he uses his great potential of creativity as a musician, writer, audio drama speaker, painter, actor, director and scriptwriter. 1989 he got discovered as actor and slipped somehow “accidently” into this metier. Already 1991 he played his first big leading role as “Wunderapostel” in the filmadaption of the same titled novel. Even big film star Klaus Maria Brandauer was deeply impressed after a screening in Vienna.

Besides the commercialised mainstream Thomas Busse prefers projects with depth. He demands for himself only to be part of those which touch him personally and he can stand behind them. This is one of the reasons why he prefers to realize his own ideas. If he plays in a TV production about the drug problems like “Am Abgrund und darüber hinaus“, acts in the silent film “Quelle der ewigen Jugend”, realizes theatre by the mystic drama of Hans Sterneder „Die große Verwandlung“, does cabaret (e.g. „Gravitationsgeflüster“) and comedy („Erotik oder Esoterik“), he always looks out for the special. Offers in TV series or commercials he refused so that he became difficult to place for his deceased manager and close friend Oswald Kneip (Inhaber der Künstleragentur „Actors“ in Berlin). Relating to this he says: “The role that I am playing is not crucial for me but if a project convinces me. I am one of the lucky ones based on my various activities that I do not have to live on that. For this independence I am very grateful!”

In addition, Thomas Busse holds several seminars for personality development and is, since many years, active for streetkids in Brasilia, SOS-Kinderdörfer, UNICEF and other organisations. To help people is his main heart project. He meditates daily, does a lot of sport and goes out in nature regularly, especially at the ocean, to relax and find calmness and clarity.

>> thomasbusse.de


Erwin Geisler (Cast) , copyright: Thomas Busse, "Lisa und der Maler"

Marc Tiller is played by

Erwin Geisler

Erwin Geisler was born in Hirschberg / Schlesien (nowadays Poland). After his training at the „Schauspielschule v. Zerboni“ in Munich he had his first engagement at the „Württembergischen Landesbühne“ in Esslingen followed by the theatres in Pforzheim and Hof. After that he was engaged for 13 years at the Stadttheater Luzern. He played e.g. Clavigo, Don Carlos, Faust and Thomas Becket but also musical roles like the Nestor in „Irma la Duce“ and Frank Butler in „Annie get your gun“.

Back in Germany he repeatedly acted in pieces of the „Kleines Theater“ in Bad Godesberg, the „Grenzlandtheater“ in Aachen, at the „Komödien“ in Düsseldorf and Frankfurt and almost every year at the „Sommertheater Winterthur“.
Since 1960 Erwin Geisler is also active in film and TV. Lately, he did a day player in the ARD series „Rote Rosen“.

Antonia Bergmann (Cast) , copyright: Thomas Busse, "Lisa und der Maler"

Franziska is played by

Antonia Bergmann

Antonia Bergman was born in Bonn. When she was 12 years old she was a member of an independent dance group (1988 – 1996) where she could experience her first contact with the stage (Petrouschka, L’Oiseau de Feu, MusicalGalas, and much more). During her dance education (Studio für Ballett und Tanz 1983 – 1997) and work on stage as a dancer she still went to high school and made her final degree in 1996.

Following Antonia Bergman got immediately booked for her first role at the ‚Euro Theater Central Bonn‘ in „Wer bin Ich“ after the novel ‚Sofies Welt‘ from Jostein Gaarder playing Sofie. Being 20 she started her acting education at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and finished the education 2001 with a diploma. During her studies she got a scholar ship for a seminar at the acting school Eric Morris in Los Angeles and also attended a school exchange with ‚The Second City‘ in Chicago where she did her first experiences in Stand-Up improvisation.

On stage she played roles like Juliette (Romeo and Juliette), Gretchen (Faust), Queen Elisabeth (Don Carlos) and a lot more. Antonia Bergman had engagements at the Ernst Deutsch Theatre Hamburg, Stadttheater Kiel, Contra Kreis Theater Bonn and more. Since 2000 Antonia had played in a lot diverse film and TV productions (Tatort, Bloch, Danni Lowinski, Pastewka, Independent Movies, productions of WDR, SAT1, Teamworx, Endemol, Phoenixfilm, KHM, IFS, and much more).

Further Actors

Rudolf Winkels Volker Lippmann
Kevin Steinfeld Sven Bünemann
Nurse Claudia Weber
Philipp’s Sister
Claudia Dalchow
Lisa’s Grandmother
Ursula Müller-Bohres
Owner of the Café
Eberhard Jansen
Headteacher Andrea Heibach-Kohl
Pupil Daniel
Loic Lopes
Priest Frank Formen
Landlady Astrid Voss
Landlord Martin Brack
Natascha Nina Aziz
Doctor Roland Wohlecker
Mister Weinrot Harald Skroch

The Film Crew

Script & Director Thomas Busse
Camera Felix Peschko
Sound Wilfried Vendey
Sound Assistant
Jan Mielke
Setting & Costume Thomas Busse
Makeup Artist
Julika Leiendecker
Soundtrack Thomas Busse
Editing Thomas Busse
Editing Assistant Julia Domenica
Casting Thomas Busse
Set-Runner Marion & Verena Venedey
Production Management Thomas Busse
Producer Thomas Busse
Main Sponsor
Harald Skroch

The Director

Director

Since more than 25 years Thomas Busse works as director and scriptwriter. Already in his early years he became known in the film business. At only 26 he gave his debut as a director for the feature film “Der Wunderapostel” that has reached iconic state by now. Even film star Klaus Maria Brandauer was deeply touched after a screening of Busse’s debut feature in Vienna. In the cinema category of “TV Movie” the movie was categorized as “absolutely worth watching”. Later the film was screened in TV successfully in many countries and reached an audience of millions.

1994 Thomas Busse started with the preparations of his new film project which occupied him for 9 years. The threepart, highly complex realized documentary with film parts called “Das Phänomen Gröning” (100 minutes per part) reflected in dramatic manner the conflicts between general medicine and spiritual healing. Scenes with almost 2500 extras were re-enacted, interviews with 100 contemporary witnesses were done by him, he searched a lot of archives and studied uncountable files. Sensible and convincing he put stone by stone together to a complete picture that positioned the man Gröning in a new light. The movie was screened worldwide, got translated into thirty languages and got overwhelming attention despite the special topic.

Following he took the staging of Patrick Süskinds Monodrama „Der Kontrabass“, shot the silent movie „Quelle der ewigen Jugend“, got involved in youth theatre as well, lead an improvisation group and teaches acting.

It doesn’t matter in which form Thomas Busse becomes active as director he always follows his demand to shoot films or stage pieces that have depth. Especially when it comes to the medium of film he says: “I do not want to concentrate on entertaining people only but to motivate them to contemplate, to inspire people and to touch them deep in their hearts. Relating to this, I am very interested in films with a spiritual background.”
He penned the story of “Lisa and the Painter”. He also wrote the script for his new movie.

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Project

Project

Someone had an idea for a movie but he lacked the money, had very few support, mostly they smiled at him. And, because he wanted to stay totally free in his descisions and creativity, he aimed for a completely independent funding, without terms, without conditions. A long journey started…

Thomas Busse is known for persistently working towards realizing his visions but in this case it almost seemed impossible. Although he did not know if his project would ever come to life he never gave up, despite many setbacks, and invested much time and power without earning anything.

Although he did not know if his project would ever come to life he never gave up, despite many setbacks, and invested much time and power without earning anything. If location scouting, casting, setting, costume, music, director, floor and production management, producer – all in one person. Exceptional for the German film business!

His greatest hapiness, his lead actress Julia Domenica and he are together since, share many artistic activities, amongst other things she supported him as assistant during editing and colour grading. Thomas Busse: „Without her I would not have managed this project! She is like an angel to me!“

The project was financed solely by main sponsor Harald Skroch (Bauplanung Harald Skroch) and private supporters. Thomas Busse works as an independent filmmaker and therefore also offers his movie independetly to cinema owners. Screenings will be in many cinemas in Germany, Austria and Switzerland so far.

You have a personal contact and wish to support the film? Please contact us via e-mail: management@thomasbusse.de . Thanks a lot in advance!

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

You can already pre-order the soundtrack of „Lisa and the Painter“ here: traumleben-verlag.de

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Short extracts of the original soundtrack of „Lisa and the Painter“.

Interviews

MyRegioTV-Interview "Lisa und der Maler"

Interviews

Alpenparlament interviews Julia Domenica & Thomas Busse

MyRegioTV at the team premiere

When did you get the idea for “Lisa and the Painter”?“

This story was on my mind for a long time. But the exact time I can’t tell anymore.

Why does it excite you to shoot this feature film despite your various fields of action?

I love to tell stories and through a film you can transport the story in a very special manner. The combination of frame, language and music gives the wonderful chance to touch people deep in their heart.

„Lisa and the Painter“ is your first love story. Untypical for you, isn’t it?

Of course, first hand “Lisa and the Painter” is a love story but at the same time very different from other love stories. It’s a story characterized by profound topics and gives time for dialogue. Mainly the question for the purpose of life runs like a common thread through the movie. And it tells of the magic of love and its healing power!

For sure, a lot submitted for the role of Lisa. What was the crucial point to decide for Julia Domenica?

Magic! There are a lot of good actors out there but the interplay of two actors is crucial to me. It just has to fit; it has to resonate. I simply do not know a better word but magic!

You did not have a lot of money for this production. That was different when you did your former productions. Doesn’t this limit you to realize that?

Most important, to be independent! I never ever want to experience again that a producer cut out the most important scene of a film. To stay free in my decisions and my creativity I totally rely on sponsoring and private donors. Additional, I have the luck that all the actors work for this project for small money or even nonpaid as well as the film crew. For most of them this is a matter that is near to their hearts, like for me! Of course, I can say that it’s a special challenge to work absolutely professional in such a limited financial frame but I want to make a virtue out of necessity. The Irish independent movie “Once” from John Carney in 2006 proofed that you can create a wonderful piece with only little money. This or similar productions are my example!

Is there a certain film style which you go for?

I concentrate more on the magic of French films than on American ones. The big examples for me are films like “Amélie”, “The Chorus” or also the Swedish feature “As it is in heaven”. Of course, these are high expectations but you have to have goals in your life.

Will you, as a musician, be participating in the making of the soundtrack for the movie as well?

Yes. I already wrote the main themes. Some of my songs will also to be heard in the movie.

„Lisa and the Painter“ seems to be very personally to you. Is this a wrong impression?

For sure there are some parallels to my life but in the end it’s a fictional story. But I admit willingly that a lot of topics that appear in the film through the encounter of Lisa and Philipp also has been a thing to think about for me and still do. In this sense, indeed it is a very personal movie.

When will the movie be finished?

We do not have time pressure but we plan for 2017.

The Paintings

The Paintings

You can order the paintings from the movie as canvas prints. Please send us an inquiry to management@thomasbusse.de .

Credits

THOMAS BUSSE PRESENTS LISA UND DER MALER
WITH JULIA DOMENICA  THOMAS BUSSE  ANTONIA BERGMAN  ERWIN GEISLER
SCRIPT & DIRECTOR THOMAS BUSSE CAMERA FELIX PESCHKO MUSIC THOMAS BUSSE
SOUND WILFRIED VENEDEY EDITING THOMAS BUSSE
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT & PRODUCER THOMAS BUSSE
WITH THE SUPPORT OF SPONSOR HARALD SKROCH
AND MANY FURTHER FINANCIAL SUPPORTERS

© 2018 THOMAS BUSSE

Sponsors

Main Sponsor & private Supporters

Thomas Busse and the film team of „Lisa and the Painter“ thank a lot from their hearts all supporters for their trust and financial means who made it possible to bring this project to life!

A special thanks to main sponsor Harald Skroch
Bauplanung Harald Skroch