The Hitman’s Solitude

Information

A Tragicomedy by Clemente Fernandez-Gil & Florian Mischa Böder
Germany 2012 / Colour / 90 min. / German with English ST

Plot

The over ambitious Koralnik has a dream job: he is a contract killer for a secret EU programme! But even eight years after his training he still hasn’t had a single hit. Bored, frustrated, he lives according to the programme’s strict rules – withdrawn, no social contact and constantly undercover. One day the shy Rosa crashes into into his car and life. Before he knows it, Koralnik is having dinner with her. For the first time he can flee his everyday misery for an evening of company. But then the telephone rings! It his Koralnik’s first job. With Rosa alongside, Koralnik sets off on a chaotic odyssey through a night in which nothing goes to plan! It is only when Koralnik’s target is revealed to be none other than one of his colleagues that the rigid concept by which he lives finally comes into question. He is confronted with the dilemma of either protecting his secret programme or drawing a line under his unfulfilled existence as a killer. It is, of all people, the biggest liar of them all, Rosa, who forces him to stare the lie that is his life right in face.

The Hitman’s Solitude

Team

Director: Florian Mischa Böder
Script: Florian Mischa Böder, Clemente Fernandez-Gil
DOP: Matteo Cocco
Production Design: Cora Pratz
Costume: Peri de Braganca
Make Up: Christina Paul
Casting: Emrah Ertem
Sound: Andreas Wölki
Music: Tobias Wagner, Arne Schuman, Josef Bach
Cutter: Andreas Menn
Unit Production Manager: Andreas Jupe

TV commissioners
Jörg Schneider (ZDF – Das Kleine Fernsehspiel)
Olaf Grunert (Arte)

The Hitman’s Solitude

Cast

Benno Fürmann
Mavie Hörbiger
Wolf Roth
Eric Madsen
Ivan Shvedoff
Rolf Berg
Daniel Drewes


In coproduction with ZDF – Das kleine Fernsehspiel.
In collaboration with Arte
The script development funded by Film- und Medianstiftung NRW
Production funded by Film- and Mediastiftung NRW, FFA, DFFF

German distributor: Camino Filmverleih
World Sales: Picture Tree international

The Hitman’s Solitude

Festival

67° Festival del Film Locarno, 2014
Stockholm Film Festival, 2014
Shanghai International Filmfestival, 2015
Festival Mauvais Genre Tours, 2015
Comedy Cluj International Film Festival, 2015
Kinofest Lünen, 2014
Cologne Conference, 2014

Prices

Price of the young jury, Festival Mauvais Genre, 2015
Audience Award, Festival Mauvais Genre, 2015
Laudatory mentioned by the jury of critics


An Island Named Udo

Information

A Film by Markus Sehr
Germany 2011 / HD / 16:9 / Colour / 81 Min. / German with english ST

Plot

Udo (Kurt Krömer) has a very special problem: He has a severe noticibility impairment. His body is not invisible in the sense of „transparent“. But Udo’s being exudes something so ordinary and easy to miss, that people actually fail to notice him. He is some kind of human blind spot. Being a store detective, Udo has made himself at home on an island of lonesomeness.
His profession allows him to observe the lives of other people silently in most cases. That is until Jasmin (Fritzi Haberlandt) steps into his life. Jasmin, the sole person who can see Udo, spots him naturally and without any difficulties. With her, Udo’s life is getting a little bit out of control.

An Island Named Udo

Team

Director: Markus Sehr
Script: Clemente Fernandez-Gil und Markus Sehr
DOP: Daniela Knapp
Producer: Julia Willmann
Production Design: Stefan Schönberg
Costume: Genoveva Kylburg
Casting: Die Besetzer, Iris Baumüller-Michel
Unit Production Manager: Annette Schilling

TV Commissioners
Frank Tönsmann, WDR
Barbara Häbe, Arte

An Island Named Udo

Cast

Kurt Krömer
Fritzi Haberlandt
Bernd Moss
Kari Ketonen
Maja Beckmann
Jan-Gregor Kremp
Johanna Gastdorf
Rolf Berg
Daniel Drewes
Petra Nadolny
Carsten Strauch


In co-production with Little Shark Entertainment and WDR/ARTE .
Funded by Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, DFFF and FFA.

German Distribution: X-Verleih.


The Heart Eater

Information

Short Movie by Anna Schwingenschuh
25 Min., 16mm, Austria / Germany 2009

Plot

A cinematic Moritat with the length of 1400 heart beats about a servant, whose heart is broken and can only be cured by eating the hearts of seven young virgins. A story about the superstition of a single man and the disaster which comes out of it.
Stanzi, the great love of a servant named Paul, is pregnant and desperate, because Paul gambles their money away. All of a sudden Stanzi disappears and a body – very likely hers – is found in the water. Racked with grief and guilt, Paul hatches a deranged, evil plan: He will eat the hearts of seven virgins and thus become invisible and reunite with Stanzi. In executing this plan, Paul becomes a beastly murderer, showing no mercy.
As Toni finds the hearts which Paul collect in a box, it is already too late. The last victim is dead. Paul is killed by Toni but before he dies he has a vinia of Stanzi and find out that he is still visible and his child in June.

The Heart Eater

Team

Director: Anna Schwingenschuh
Script: Anna Schwingenschuh
DOP: Astrid Heubrandtner
Cutter: Zuhal Er
Production Desing: Maria Gruber
Costume: Christina Weber
Make Up: Susanne Fiebig
Sound: Gerd Jochum, Martin Rohrmoser
Music: Moritz Maier

The Heart Eater

Cast

Erol Nowak
Pia Hierzegger
Christoph Theußl
Elmar Drexel
Reinhard Simonischek
Alexandra Maria Nutz
Stefanie Dvorak
Katharina Vana
Karina Heinzl


Founded by Film- und Mediastiftung NRW und der Cinestyria Graz and the City of Graz.

Festivals

Diagonale 2010