Indie Feature Film | 2016-2018 | Austria

Main data

Shooting data

Start of shooting01.08.2016
End of shooting26.08.2016
LocationsWien

Project data

Length of movie90
Picture formatCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Picture material negativeRedcode RAW 5K

    Brief synopsis

    A man in a permanent vegetative state is lying at the ‘Hernals Hospital of Eternal Life’ (formerly known as Etablissement Gschwandner, soon to reopen as REAKTOR, Geblergasse, Vienna’s 17th District), reliving in his dreams the events that led to his hospitalisation. His wife certainly had a hand in it. A few years back she dis- appeared from his life without trace, without explanation. Shortly before he was admitted to hospital she reappeared at his medical practice, accompanied by a child he wished was his own. In his waking dreams, realities and memories of his hopes and dreams blend with dreams of realities with- out hopes. As his condition deteriorates, his mother arranges to have him cryo- genically frozen at the Cryonics Department (which, conveniently, adjoins the hospital). However, his ex-wife has summoned a priest to conduct the sacrament of extreme unction. While a farewell ceremony is underway, she impro - vises a blood transfusion, giving her blood to the man. While the priest is dispensing the last rites to the wrong body in the dis - secting room next door, the woman bleeds to death in the operating theatre; but then the man awakes from his coma. The man’s mother rejoices at the fact that her daughter-in-law is dead, someone she always rejected as inadequate. Later, with her son and her grandson, she goes to Vienna’s Prater amusement park, where the story first began. But then.(https://files.cargocollective.com/c20853/Elysium-Hernalsiense_Press-kit.pdf)

    Cast

    ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
    Enni OjutkangasCaspar [L]
    Edmund KingsleyCaspar [L]
    Larisa UdovichenkoProf. X [L]
    Christoph FälblUntertaker [SR]
    Jan GravesonMargo [SR]
    Francesa MulaDoctor [SR]
    Ruben ParonyanFather Noy [SR]

    Crew

    DepartmentActivityNameComment
    Camera Departmentdirector of photographyBernhard Kammel
    Camera Department1st assistant camera Gerald Piesch
    Camera DepartmentDIT digital imaging technicianJovan Stevanovic
    Director's DepartmentdirectorBernhard Kammel
    Director's Departmentscript supervisor Renate Neugebauer
    MusiccomposerFranz Hautzinger
    Production Designset builder Harald Lechner
    Production Mgt.unit managerAnna Reschke
    ScreenplayscreenwriterBernhard Kammel

    Production companies

    CompanyComment
    Plasma Film e.U. [at]