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Short Film | 2021-2022 | Mystery | Germany

Main data

DirectorMarkus Hansen
Written byMarkus Hansen
ProductionNovo Film GmbH

Shooting data

Start of shooting11/10/2021
End of shooting16/10/2021
LocationsBad Lauterberg, Elend, Hötensleben
Filming regionsGermany - Lower Saxony

Project data

Brief synopsis

German Democratic Republic 1985: Robert (20), Eric (19) and Frank (19) have a dream. The boys want to escape the dreary GDR everyday life in a village called "Elend" near the border and go over to the west, in a promising future beyond the iron curtain. In fact, they manage to approach the border installations and the death strip. But then they are discovered. Only Robert can squeeze his way through the fence to the other side at the last second. He runs for his life, trips, falls and loses consciousness. When he wakes up again, he is in the care of a farmer and his daughter. The place where they live seems more or less deserted. Then his two friends reappear who seem strangely disturbed ...


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Franziska Benz
Julia [L]
Dirk BöhlingKarl [L]
Louis Held
Robert [L]
Alexander Milo
Viktor Karass [L]
Philip Noah SchwarzFrank [L]
Leon Seidel
Erik [L]


Director of photographyTill Müller
1st assistant cameraAttila Kiss
Alexa Mini 4K UHD, Zeiss HS 1.3
Alexa Mini 4K UHD, Zeiss HS 1.3
Costume designerMaike Liebich
WardrobeAnna Stenzel
DirectorMarkus Hansen
1st AD (local system)Nina Millhofer
EditorAdrian Kaluza
GafferHendrik Römer
Lighting technician / electricianTheo Schmidt
Lighting technician / electricianTheodor Pusch
Makeup artist / hair stylistCarolin Dette
ComposerKarsten Scheunemann
ProducerAlexander Milo
ProducerJörg Hieronymus
ProducerMarkus Hansen
ProducerSven Wildenhayn
ProducerHannes Giersberg
Assistant to producerGina Sandmann
Production designerStephanie Riedel
Assistant production designerSamira Körner
Production managerSven Wildenhayn
Unit manager (local system)Andrea Giesel
ScreenwriterMarkus Hansen
Production sound mixerMalte Lahrmann

Production companies

Novo Film GmbH


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Production ServicesFH Service, Frank Hainmüller


2022GermanyBraunschweig Int. Festival
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