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Das System Bist Du | © hyparschall TON FILM
© hyparschall TON FILM

The System Is You

    All titles (2)
    Short Film | 2021 | Drama, Experimental | Germany

    Shooting data

    Filming regionsGermany - Lower Saxony

    Project data

    Length of movie29:57 min
    Distribution formatBlackmagic RAW (BRAW) 4K
    Sound formatStereo

    Brief synopsis

    Monologues in Crisis. Three generations talk about their fears and their utopian visions. A youth hostel is about to be sold. A situation shortly before the tipping point, in which one's own fears suddenly coincide with other people's experiences of crises. Memories emerge and the house community begins to develop imaginary worlds. Visions of the future are born that try to resist the mechanics of an ongoing historiography.
    Does history become more tangible in a crisis? In a situation of uncertainty, is it easier to develop utopias during creative processes? Against the background of the perceived lack of opportunities, this group is struggling for answers - with very different strategies.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Ruby CommeyMara [L]
    Philippe GoosRoman [L]
    Viktoria Miknevich
    Janna [L]
    Stella HilbChristine [L]
    Irene KuglerSandra [L]
    Sebastian NakajewKochi [L]
    Emma StruckmannGreta [L]


    Director of photographyMathias Max Herrmann
    Costume designerAnnabelle Gotha
    DirectorMathias Max Herrmann
    ScreenwriterMathias Max Herrmann


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Mathias Max Herrmann2022Serbest International Film Festival
    Best Experimental Film
    Best Experimental FilmNominated
    Mathias Max Herrmann2022Tokyo Int. Short Film Festival - monthly [jp]
    Best Short Film - January
    Best Short Film - JanuaryWinner
    Mathias Max Herrmann2021The IndieFEST Film Awards [us]
    August - Award of Merit
    August - Award of MeritWinner
    Mathias Max Herrmann2021Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest [ro]
    July - Best Screenplay
    July - Best ScreenplayNominated
    Mathias Max Herrmann2021London Independent Film Awards [uk]
    Best Foreign Short
    Best Foreign ShortWinner
    Mathias Max Herrmann2021London Shorts [uk]
    Best Short
    Best ShortNominated
    Mathias Max Herrmann2021Paris Play Film Festival [fr]
    Best Drama Short
    Best Drama ShortWinner


    2021Germany180' Berlin Filmfest
    Official Selection
    Official Selection
    2021RussiaMoscow Shorts
    Official selection - October
    Official selection - October
    2021GermanyBerlin Indie Film Festival
    Official Selction - July
    Official Selction - July