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The filmmakers

Robert Cibis



Paul Hadwiger
Studied sociology, philosophy and germanistik in Vienna and Regensburg. Intern and lighting technician in various film productions in Munich and Berlin. 1999-present: Studying film direction at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg.


Sebastian Ko
Studies of theater, film and television science in Cologne (Magister 1997). Various jobs in the film industry. Member of the Cologne Film Club 813. Since 1999 director studies at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg.


Sören Senn
Born in Switzerland. Studied literature, philosophy and religious studies in Berlin and Paris. Screenplay fellowship from Stiftung Weimarer Klassik 1998. 1999-present: Studying film direction at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg.


The editor

Kathrine van Beelen Granlund
Born and raised in Norway. Studied media studies in Trondheim, while working as a freelance television editor at a local station. One year of film studies at the FAMU, Prague and five months as cutting assistant at the Norwegian television production firm “Frameline“. 1999-present: Studying film editing at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg.


....conceived by

Matthias Luthardt
Master’s degree in germanistik, romance languages and rhetoric in Tübingen, Paris and Hamburg, majoring in film studies. 1998-present: Studying film direction at the HFF Potsdam-Babelsberg. One year professional training at the German-French film academy. 1999 cofounder of the film company


Direction and camera:
Robert Cibis
Paul Hadwiger
Sebastian Ko
Sören Senn

Irmgard, Norbert und Paul Cibis
Lilian Franck
Christel und Heinrich Linnebur
Ursula, Ludwig, Julie und Vroni Zehetner
Sigrid und Kwok-Dye Ko
Hans, Ariane und Karin Senn
Roger Brunner
Petros Koumoutsakos

Narrator: Ulrich Pleitgen
Sound design and credits: Matthias Luthardt
Creative editing: Katrine Granlund
Sound editor: Daniel Jabin
Conception and artistic direction: Matthias Luthardt

Many thanks to:
All of those who took part in this project from behind or in front of the camera, especially Katrin Ackers, Marcel Erdelyi, Anja Margoni und Heidi Reutter

Katrine Granlund for her diligence, her patience and her Macintosh

Simon Bertling, Robert Bramkamp, Gorm K. Gaare, Christian Goldbeck, Ulrich Pleitgen, Alexander Sellschopp, Anna Müller, Turid Eulen, Wenke Schladitz, Nico Juri, Moritz Steinkohl.

A production of OVAL Filmemacher