Dark Red (Dunkelrot)

Dark Red
Scene from “Dark Red” (photo © Hamburg Media School/Filmwerkstatt)

Hannah and Erich, a couple in their early sixties, could live a happy and comfortable life – had Hannah not been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Erich, however, has come to terms with this situation... until one day an unexpected revelation puts his life to the test.


Frauke Thielecke , born in Herne in 1973, studied American and German Literature and Culture in Hamburg and Wales from 1992-1998. In 2003, she attended a class in film production at New York University. From 2000 - 2006 she worked as script supervisor and 1st assistant director for numerous TV and film productions. Since 2006, she has been studying Directing at Hamburg Media School. Her short films include: Mundraub (2004), Between Day and Night (Zwischen Tag und Nacht, 2005), Shore Leave (Landgang, 2006), Amnesia (Amnesie, 2007), and Dark Red (Dunkelrot, 2007).
Genre Drama, Love Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2007
Director Frauke Thielecke
Screenplay Florian Oeller
Cinematography Marius von Felbert
Andrea Detmer
Martin Sponticcia
Cast Renate Krößner, Horst Janson, Tommaso Cacciapuoti, Katrin Pollitt, Thorsten Tinney
Producer Andrea Schütte
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 12 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2008, Vilnius Film Short 2008
Awards Best Short Film Saarbruecken 2008

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