Fetish (Fetisch)

Fetish
Scene from "Fetish"

An old man tinkers with a broken projector. It seems as if he has been repairing it forever. Suddenly, the stillness is punctuated by the snowball of a young girl hitting his window. The impact sets off a chain of events that slowly drive the old man back into the deepest melancholy of his past in the increasingly desperate attempt to relive moments that have haunted him his whole life.


Richard Lehun studied Philosophy in Frankfurt. During his studies, he interned as a commissioning editor at ZDF/ARTE's "Kleines Fernsehspiel". He also participated in the European Audio-Visual Entrepreneur's Program (EAVE). He was then chosen to represent EAVE as a promising young producer at Cinemart 2001. He has worked on over 30 film and television productions in a variety of capacities and is a member of the Director's Guild of Canada (DGC). His other films include the shorts: Endlich Frei (1997), Heimat (documentary, 1997), Trip (1998), Baba Paraska (documentary, 1999) and Fetish (Fetisch, 2002).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2002
Director Richard Lehun
Screenplay Richard Lehun
Cinematography Voxi Baerenklau
Gustav Hamos, Thomas Klotz
Wang Fei
Cast Arne Fuhrmann, Tom Schilling, Sylvia Leifheit
Producer Richard Lehun
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with Mirage, Berlin
Length 7 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 no dialogue
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Angers 2003, Poitiers 2003, Dresden 2003, SehSuechte Potsdam 2003, New Delhi 2003, International Student Film Festival Belgrade 2003, Mannheim-Heidelberg 2003
Awards German Short Film Award 2002

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