The Calling

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    Video Installation | 2016 | Germany

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    Project data

    Length of movie17'


    • Ausschnitt / excerpt

    Brief synopsis

    The Calling illustrates a fictional portrait of Thomas, a son of a protestant pastor who was not accepted to art school in East Germany during the times of the GDR due to his religious background. Nowadays, in his late 50’s, still haunted by that trauma, he lives with his wife, in a huge house that they inherited from the wife aristocrat family.
    Thomas actions are accompanied with a voice over of his daughter who tells his life story from her own perspective. Thomas has a rather comfort life free from financial burden. His daily leisure activities and houseman obligations are encompassed by melancholia and doubts about the sense of the calling of his life.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Thomas RudnickThomas [L]
    Voice Over [L]Eva Bay


    DirectorAssaf Gruber
    EditorJanina Herhoffer
    ComposerTerry Riley
    Freelance producerEyal Vexler
    Production sound mixerFrank Bubenzer
    Sound re-recording mixerJochen Jezussek

    Production companies

    Assaf Gruber Produktion