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Wordless story about a man who awakes in his bed wearing his clothes (including a check vest). He rises... See more » | Add synopsis »
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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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7 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
One of the best short movies ever! A very clever idea!, 23 February 2002
Author: Raphaël JULLIEN (jraf) from France

I've never seen any Austrian movie before and I would have thanked God to have made me tape this short movie if I believed in God!!! This is an excellent experimental movie which develops a very interesting idea and clever new technics which consist in animating photocopies of pictures. Moreover Virgil Widrich wrote the right story to stick with the technics. And the result is amazing: the aesthetics are very good and the special effects well-done. But it's not all: Zlamal's music is very moving and Johannes Silberschneider performs his several roles with majesty! At the end I felt very strange and wondered a lot of things but above all I thought about problems of cloning humans! Generally I thought about the dangers of homogeneity: can we become all fools?... But I won't tell you more because suspense is so important in cinema!

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