Call Me Levi

TV-Mini-Series
2023/24

Production: Lieblingsfilm, Bravado Fiction, Viola Film
Commissioned by: ARD Degeto & MDR
Producer Lieblingsfilm: Robert Marciniak
Co-Producer Bravado Film: Jan Theys, Tim Martens
Service Producer Viola Film: Alessandro Passadore, Martina Migliorini
ARD Degeto: Barbara Süßmann, Christoph Pellander
MDR: Denise Langenhan
Executive Producer: Susanne Hildebrand
World Sales Agent: Bavaria Media International
Funded by: FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, IDM South Tyrol, Screen Flanders, Piemonte Film TV Fund, Belgium Tax Shelter

Director: Neele Leana Vollmar
Screenplay: Robert Krause, Neele Vollmar, David Marian
Line Producer Lieblingsfilm: Jochen Gottlöber, Andreas Habermaier
Line Producer Degeto: Sandra Moll
Line Producer Viola Film: Cristina Romagnoli, Jacopo Marras
Production Manager: Nicolo Nardini

Cast: Vincent Redetzki, Amy Benkenstein, Anton von Lucke, Lea van Acken, Bardo Böhlefeld, Hannes Wegener, Alessandro Schuster, Golo Euler, Roland Koch, Bernd Hölscher, Niels Bormann, Johannes Silberschneider

DoP: Armin Dierolf
Production Design: Michael Binzer
Costume Design: Katharina Ost
Hair- & Makeup-Design: Tatjana Krauskopf

In San Francisco, during the gold rush of the mid-19th century, the young Levi Strauss (Vincent Redetzki), son of a Jewish peddler from Upper Franconia, persistently lays the foundations for becoming one of the greatest pioneers in American history. Despite the most adverse circumstances in a rapidly growing city where corruption and political despotism dominate everyday life, unscrupulous competitors and numerous personal setbacks, he paves the way for the global success of blue jeans, which will forever be associated with his name. But without a fateful encounter, this success story would never have been written: When Levi Strauss meets Jacob Davis (Anton von Lucke), a Jewish tailor from Riga.

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