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Johannes Silberschneider ... Alfred Kager
Elisabeth Ebner-Haid ... Flower girl

Directed by
Virgil Widrich 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Virgil Widrich 

Produced by
Peter Janecek .... associate producer
Constanze Schumann .... assistant producer
Virgil Widrich .... producer
Original Music by
Alexander Zlamal 
Cinematography by
Martin Putz 
Film Editing by
Virgil Widrich 
Art Direction by
Joachim Luetke 
Makeup Department
Michaela Maier .... makeup artist
Petra Meißl .... makeup artist
Martha Ruess .... makeup artist
Production Management
Gabriele Kranzelbinder .... production manager
Art Department
Gerald Anetzhuber .... construction assistant
Georg Wagner .... construction assistant
Sound Department
Johannes Eibensteiner .... sound assistant
Alexander Zlamal .... sound
Special Effects by
Ronald Anzenberger .... special effects
Markus Gasser .... special effects
Regine Müller .... special effects
Visual Effects by
Joachim Luetke .... matte effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Volkmar Geiblinger .... second cinematographer
Matthias Greuling .... still photographer
Thomas W. Kiennast .... gaffer (as Thomas Kienast)
Leena Koppe .... gaffer
Martin Putz .... camera operator
Music Department
Edda Breit .... musician: cello
Margarete Bruckner .... musician: viola
Amora DeSwart .... musician: violin
Katharina Gottfried .... musician: cello
Veronika Gottfried .... musician: violin
Gerswind Olthoff .... musician: viola

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The movie was shoot with a digital video camera. After filming, all images had been manipulated in the computer, printed with a regular laser printer (about 18,000 single pages) and then filmed with a 35mm film camera.See more »


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The Story Behind It Is More Interesting Than The Story, 8 March 2014
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

According to the Short Of The Week website the process of filming COPY SHOP was done like this: Shot on digital camcorder , was transferred on to computer and was edited on computer . So what you ask ? Well after that - and here's the hard bit - each and every frame was photocopied and then each and every frame was filmed on 35 mm camera . It leads to a meta-fictional context for the film which narrative wise involves photo copying going haywire and I bet director Virgil Widrich must have gone a bit haywire himself while doing the process . It sounds a nightmare of absolute frustration to do

As admirable as the work that went in to it I am someone who likes a self contained narrative to a story and for something to really jump out and grab me by the throat . Alas COPY SHOP is a good idea filmed in a unique way but is rather one note . A man photocopies himself and this leads to ... well you can what the natural succession of this is going turned up to the power of eleven . No doubt this influenced a film directed by the son of a very famous rock star with Kevin Spacey playing the voice of a computer . You know the movie I mean , a movie incidentally I wasn't mad keen on and to blunt I wasn't mad keen on this one either

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