One Way Ticket (Himmelfahrt)

One Way Ticket
Scene from "One Way Ticket"

The very different brothers Armin and Dieter and their Polish grandma try to get to grandpa's funeral in Poland on time. Right before crossing the Polish border by train, they are confronted with grandma's sudden death. The brothers decide to smuggle granny over the border to fulfill her last wish. But other passengers, the border guard and an unwelcome guest in their compartment cause their plan to rock.


Ulrike Grote studied Acting from 1985-1989 in Hamburg. She performed as an actress at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg and in numerous television series and films. Since 2000, she has been instructing at the Academy of Music & Theater in Hamburg. From 2002-2004, she completed post-graduate studies in Film at Hamburg University, and is now preparing her first feature film. Her film The Runaway (Ausreisser) was also nominated for an Academy Award in 2006 in the category Short Film - Live Action.
Genre Comedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2003
Director Ulrike Grote
Screenplay Silja Clemens
Cinematography Matthias Bolliger
Gisela Gondolatsch
Fanfare Ciocarlia
Carmen Moeller
Cast Peter Jordan, Rainer Piwek, Gisela Trowe, Willem Menne
Producer Raoul Reinert
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 13 min
Format Super 16
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cameraimage Torun/Lodz 2003, OFF Cinema Posen 2003, Etiuda Cracow 2003, Luenen 2003, Munich Film School Festival 2003, FIDEC Huy Belgique 2003, VGIK Moscow 2003, Hamburg 2003, FIPA Biarritz 2004, Landshut 2004, Barcelona 2004, Ourense 2004, Lodz 2004, CINEC/KISFVF Kyoto 2004, Alpinale 2004, Montecatini 2004, Hamburg 2004, Madrid 2004, Drama 2004, Pescara 2004, Festroia Portugal 2004, Cracow 2004, Taiwan 2004, Short Shorts Tokyo 2007, among others
Awards Pro7 Upcoming Award 2003, Special Mention Huy Belgique 2003, Upcoming Award & Melitta Special Prize Luenen 2003, Audience Award Landshut 2004, First Prize Pescara 2004, Honorable Mention Alpinale 2004, Honorable Mention Montecatini 2004, Audience Award Hamburg 2004, Most Popular Film Taiwan 2004
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein

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