ROFL | © APEIRON FILMS
Short Film | 2008 | Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Love, Politics, Satire, Silent Movie, Tragicomedy, melodrama | Austria, Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days3
LocationsWien

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie7:20 Min
Picture formatTV 4:3 (1 : 1,33)
Picture material negativeMiniDV
Picture material positiveMiniDV
Sound formatStereo

Brief synopsis

Two young lovers want to go on a trip with an old VW-van but they are suddenly out of gas in the middle of nowhere. Without a cell phone network or spare gas available, our hero decides to go to the next gas station by bike.
Unfortunately he gets lost on the way back and is mixed up with protesters while his girlfriend is left stranded and waiting.
What will the police officer say to the Palestinian-scarf? Can an angel fulfill prayers?
A small silent movie between drama and comedy with thinking-bubbles and piano music; inspired by a dream.

Gerade als das frischverliebte Pärchen in den Urlaub fahren will, geht ihnen das Benzin aus. Da leider kein Handy-Empfang zu finden ist auf dem Lande und kein Ersatzkanister im VW-Bus liegt, sprintet unser Held mit dem Fahrrad zu einer Tankstelle.
Allerdings verfährt er sich auf dem Rückweg und gerät in eine Demonstration, während seine Freundin stundenlang wartet.
Was wird der Polizist zu dem Palituch sagen? Erhört ein Engel Stoßgebete?

Stummfilm

Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / Speaker
Matthias LindenthalGabe [L]
 Carmen Maria SpitzGirlfriend [L]
Lulzim HotiGuard - Officer [SR]
Sylwia MroczkowskaAngel - Virguel [SR]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
director of photographyZoltán Vozó Végh
2nd unit dopOliver Gross
camera operator Dave Lojek
still photographerClaudia Kariko
casting director Dave Lojek
costume designer Dave Lojek
director Dave Lojek
storyboard artist Dave Lojek
editor Dave Lojek
assistant editorOliver Gross
composerThomas Castaneda
music editorElena Titova
producer Dave Lojek
PropdesignerMonique Simpson
graphic artistJulia Sternthal
graphic artistOliver Gross
Drivers captainCarmen Maria Spitz
screenwriter Dave Lojek
IdeaGabriel Gaßner
screen designerSynes Elischka
DVD Author Dave Lojek

Production companies

CompanyComment
Apeiron Films, Dave Lojek

Distributing companies

CompanyComment
Apeiron Films, Dave Lojek

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
 Dave Lojek2008Internationales Kurzfilmfestival OberschöneweideFreestyle Publikumspreis: 2. PlatzWinner