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Regrets of the Past (2016)

The short film project "Regrets of the Past" was realized by a team of local filmmakers whose goal it was to create a high-quality sci-fi movie in Austria, based within the Star Wars ... See full summary »


Bernhard Weber


Maria Hinterkoerner (screenplay), Daniel Trauner




Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Baumgartner Joe Baumgartner ... Pash Sularen
Sophia Grabner Sophia Grabner ... Kaila Dain
Daniel Trauner Daniel Trauner ... Arlan
Mark Mayr Mark Mayr ... Crim
Markus Haydn Markus Haydn ... Vantis
Johannes Seilern Johannes Seilern ... Sorutai Naro
Victoria Schalk Victoria Schalk ... Young Kaila
Pascal Pflügl Pascal Pflügl ... Young Arlan
Luca Lorenzo Luca Lorenzo ... Young Crim
Cedric Fraifer Cedric Fraifer ... Young Vantis
Shean Dewar Shean Dewar ... The Emperor
Nicholas Kirchner Nicholas Kirchner ... Lieutnant Ozzel
Kurt Schmid Kurt Schmid ... Captain Garies
Ernst Mayerhofer Ernst Mayerhofer ... Darth Vader
David Szalai David Szalai ... Varek Valleros


The short film project "Regrets of the Past" was realized by a team of local filmmakers whose goal it was to create a high-quality sci-fi movie in Austria, based within the Star Wars universe. The crew diligently focused on the visual language of the film which tries to adhere as closely as possible to the original trilogy developed by George Lucas in the 1970s. The story is set after the events that led to the inception of the Galactic Empire (Star Wars - Episode III) and follows the fate of two fugitive Jedi knights. Pursued by a bounty hunter, Pash Sularen and his Padawan Kaila Dain crash on a remote plant and are confronted with their past. Principal photography took place in Austria from 2013 through 2015, followed by one year of post production. The crew of 150 consisted mainly of working professionals in the Austrian film industry who supported the project in their spare time.

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Star Wars Fanfilm made in Austria




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A mixed bag worth watching - if you like Star Wars fan films
27 May 2017 | by ischwensenSee all my reviews

As with all Star Wars fan films one has to give them credit for the dedicated effort they've put into their project. Maybe even a small bonus, considering that a lot of people came together, and sacrificed their spare time to create, in this case, nearly a full-hour Star Wars movie. This long short has an original albeit in parts quite foreseeable plot. It has very good visual effects, and excellent costumes and accessories. And, considering most fan films take place either in some kind of desert, or in a mountainous forest terrain, they make good of their location on the forest side. Also, while the fight scenes can not be called professional, they are delivered in a, to say the least, rather satisfactory manner. The story doesn't use the crutch of a narrator, and it doesn't need one. There are flashbacks, but they are not only helpful, they are an integral part of the story. It seems obvious the film makers peer at a possible sequel, but that doesn't hinder their narrative in this 'pilot' to still be self-contained. What this movie suffers from most is – at least in the German version – badly written dialogue. Their lines are too formal in the sense of being awkwardly highbrow while at the same time being delivered in an amateurish manner, which makes these flaws even worse. Speaking of amateurish and slightly off, of course the acting's not up to professional movie standards. In a few scenes far from it. Some of this, I'm afraid, really interferes with one's viewing experience, but other scenes reward the viewer for continuing to watch this film. Plotwise, I'm sorry to say, there are a few holes and incongruities, but I won't discuss these bad scenes and inconsistent narrative arcs further, as not to spoil anything. Overall 'Regrets of the Past' is an achievement worth watching for any Star Wars fan with a friendly attitude towards fan film projects always leaving a bit to be desired – although the movie doesn't fully carry its 50+ minutes, take a look.

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1 March 2017 (Austria) See more »

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EUR10,000 (estimated)
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Stereo (RCA Sound Recording)



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2.35 : 1
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