EXIT: OPEN is a first-person danse macabre documenting true stories and individual perspectives on dying, death and transience: filmed during the 2020 Coronavirus lockdown at an abandoned office complex in Vienna, Austria.

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Kai Krösche, Victoria Halper (concept) | 4 more credits »

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Ruth Biller Ruth Biller
Victoria Halper Victoria Halper ... Die Frau in Schwarz
Franz Hammerbacher Franz Hammerbacher ... Der Rückkehrer
Jasmin Kreuzer Jasmin Kreuzer ... Die Bestatterin
Georg Parlow Georg Parlow ... Der Sohn
Caroline S. Caroline S. ... Die Vorbereitete
Emma Wiederhold Emma Wiederhold ... Die Schwester
Brigitte Zolles Brigitte Zolles ... Die Beifahrerin
Sophie Zwölfer Sophie Zwölfer ... Die Ärztin
Sophie Zwölfer Sophie Zwölfer ... Die Ärztin
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Based on extensive research and numerous interviews with people who had near-death experiences, the terminally ill, the dying, their relatives and those professionally involved with the dying and the dead, a highly topical, experimental hybrid between film and immersive 1:1 performance has been created: "EXIT: OPEN" brings repressed feelings and thoughts to the surface and offers the possibility to try and vaguely understand the incomprehensible by sitting face to face with death, staring into its eyes all the while keeping at a safe distance on the other side of the camera lens. Originally planned as a performative installation with Premiere on April 2nd in Vienna, Austria, COVID-19 and the resulting closures and regulations forced the young performance collective DARUM (Laura Andreß, Kai Krösche, Victoria Halper) to re-imagine their work as an experimental film. The camera takes on the position of the audience member and moves from one room installation and performance to another, ... Written by DARUM

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Austria

Language:

German

Release Date:

23 October 2020 (Germany) See more »

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Exit: Open See more »

Filming Locations:

Vienna, Austria

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EUR50,000 (estimated)
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