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(Auf der Strecke)
East Coast Premiere

Director: Reto Caffi

Germany, 2007, 30 min

Shooting Format:16mm

Festival Year:2008

Category:Narrative Short

WINNER: Best Short

Cast:Roeland Wiesnekker, Catherine Janke, Leonardo Nigro, Hanspeter Bader, Andre Meyer, Julie Bräuning, Roland Bonjour.

Crew:Producers: Academy of Media Arts, Blush Films, Swiss Television - Screenwriter: Reto Caffi & Philippe Zweifel - Editor: Thomas Bachmann - Cinematographer: Piotr Rosolowski - Original Score: Ivo Ubezio, Daniel Jakob, Oli Kuster - Sound: Marc von Stürler - Sounddesign & Mix: Andreas Hildebrandt

Sales:Ingo Grell, Sales Agent, Hamburg - Germany - T: +494039106319 - F: +494039106320


A department store security guard is secretly in love with a clerk in the store's bookshop. When he witnesses a seeming rival being attacked in the train, he gets off instead of helping him. Not being able to deal with his bad conscience, his formerly controlled life breaks down.


About the director

Reto Caffi was born 1971 in Zürich. Reto Studied English literature and journalism at the university of Fribourg, Switzerland. He has worked as film journalist for print, radio and for Swiss National Television SFTV. His short films have won over 30 awards at festivals and were shown in cinemas and on television.

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