Short Feature Film | 2013-2014 | Germany

Brief synopsis

Paul is offered a once in a lifetime opportunity to work as an intern for the United Nations. Plagued by his mothers terminal illness he abandons his dream to relocate to New York and instead continues to take care of her during this difficult time. The inevitability of his mothers condition causes Paul to increasingly lose the ability to go his own way. Feelings of guilt, despair and fear dominate his decisions. Powerless to detach himself from his mother he almost sacrifices his long term relationship with his girlfriend Sarah. Eventually, through an unsparing confrontation with Sarah and a profound spiritual experience Paul can break free and regains his ability to live.
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Paul a raté l’opportunité de sa vie : un stage à New York aux Nations Unies, qui lui promettait une carrière passionnante au sein de grandes organisations internationales. L’hospitalisation de sa mère en phase terminale d’une maladie grave l’a contraint à rester à Münich pour s’occuper d’elle le temps que les choses évoluent. Paul perd petit à petit pied. La culpabilité, la détresse et la peur l’empêchent de prendre sa vie en main. Des visions d’un trou noir dans l’espace l’obsèdent et le renvoient toujours à sa situation inextricable. Son seul lien à la vie est sa petite amie Sarah. Il lui faudra aller jusqu’à risquer de la perdre pour aller au bout de sa peur et réapprendre à vivre.

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
 Jonathan BerlinPaul Stein [L]
Lena HeimannsbergSarah [L]
 Sarah SchützEmma Stein [SR]
 Andreas MayerStudienberater
Ewald MüllerProfessor
 Christina SchmidederStudentin
Christian SonnbergerToiletten Man

Crew

DepartmentActivityNameComment
Camera Departmentdirector of photography Enrico Wolff
Camera Department1st assistant cameraClemens Majunke
Camera Department2nd assistant cameraSimon Huber [2]
Director's DepartmentdirectorBenjamin Müller
Director's Department1st assistant directorAnnabelle Fuchs
Director's Departmentscript supervisor Bettina Loidl
EditingeditorEmma Benestan
Makeup Departmentmakeup artist / hair stylistVerena Einwanger
MusiccomposerBassem Ajaltouni
Production Designproperty assistantBarbara Steger

Production companies

CompanyComment
Mindsample, Benjamin & Thomas Müller [de]
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