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Senta Moira ... Old Woman
Paul Outlaw ... Black Man
Stefan Merki ... Biker
Klaus Tilsner ... Controller
Andrea Katzenberger ... Mother

Mark Tiedemann ... Child
Andreas Schmidt ... Walkman
Mike Traynor ... Business Man
Gottfried Mischke ... Business Man
Ursula Schlecht ... Business Woman
Ali Atmaca ... Teenager
Zozan Atmaca ... Teenager
Erjin Sari ... Teenager
Ursula Trauvetter ... Teenager

Directed by
Pepe Danquart 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Pepe Danquart  writer

Produced by
Albert Kitzler .... producer
Original Music by
Michel Seigner 
Cinematography by
Ciro Cappellari 
Film Editing by
Mona Bräuer  (as Simone Bräuer)
Costume Design by
Yasmin Ramadan 
Makeup Department
Urte Schaaf .... makeup artist
Production Management
Käte Caspar .... production manager (as Käte Ehrmann)
Sándor Söth .... production manager
Thomas Winkelkotte .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anka Schmid .... assistant director
Sound Department
Ed Cantu .... sound
Martin Steyer .... sound mixer
Camera and Electrical Department
Thomas Kutschker .... clapper loader
André Pinkus .... gaffer
André Pinkus .... grip
Janucz Reichenbach .... assistant camera
Transportation Department
Torsten Königs .... production driver
Other crew
Eva Gensheimer .... production assistant
Evelyn Hopf .... caterer

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Also Known As:
"Schwarzfahrer" - Germany (original title)
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12 min
Aspect Ratio:
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This short film is inspired from a Norwegian commercial promoting the monthly ticket available from Oslo's public transport system written by Lasse Åberg, a Swedish comedian. Åberg also got inspiration from the urban legend "The Eaten Ticket" that first appeared in Denmark in the 1980's and soon spread to neighboring countries.See more »
[first lines]
Black Man:Is this seat taken?
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Best Revenge Ever, 8 February 2012
Author: sashank_kini-1 from India

After watching a few short films made by university students and some Oscar winning shorts, I have observed that the films that win acclaim mostly fix its entire scope on a singular event and generally elevate the movie to a level where one presumes he or she has guessed the ending only to be deceived with a climax that is highly unexpected yet totally believable and (forgive me for using this word but I still have the teenager in me) awesome!

When a black man is humiliated on a train for an extended period of time by an elderly woman and there is a supporting focus on a third character, we always tend to assume the third character comes to focus in the end. I had a feeling that the guy would suddenly face the woman and ask her to control herself. Or say the child sitting opposite would kick the lady. Or if the director goes for a Scary Movie ending, then all the passengers would get up and stab that hag to death. But the ending will be a surprise no one would have guessed.

The thing that fetched it the Oscar, apart from its plot, is the irony in the title. Not many movies have so cleverly named their film.

My Rating: 8 out of 10

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