MICHAEL

MICHAEL

Markus Schleinzer

Markus Schleinzer | Austria | 2011 | 94 min. | V.O German subtitled in Spanish and English

Anodyne office workers, grey men indistinguishable for each other. We pass them in the supermarket, at work, on the street. Michael is one of them, the kind of person whose face is hard to remember. Anyone could be Michael, if it weren’t that he is hiding a horrific secret in his basement: a ten year old boy whom he kidnapped and has at his service. Michael shows us five months in the (double) life of this man, submerged in a cold tension in which what hurts most in not what is seen, but what is not seen. And during these months an incident will take place which will underline the paradoxical fact of how much the kidnap victim’s survival is linked to his captor’s well-being.

Direction: Markus Schleinzer

Script: Markus Schleinzer

Cinematography: Gerald Kerkletz

Editing: Wolfgang Widerhofer

Sound: Veronika Hlawatsch

Cast: Michael Fuith, Christine Kain, Ursula Strauss, Viktor Tremmel

Production: Nikolaus Geyrhalter, Markus Glaser, Michael Kitzberger, Wolfgang Widerhofer

Resumen SEFF2015 VIERNES 06

SEFF 2016


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