L.H.O.

L.H.O.
Scene from "L.H.O." (photo © Robert Lehmann)

Texas, November 1963: an employee in a school book directory. A rifle. An accident makes history...


Jan Zabeil was born in 1981 in Berlin. He studied Cinematography at the Film University Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF in Potsdam from 2003-2009. His award-winning films include: L.H.O. (short, 2007), WAS WEISS DER TROPFEN DAVON (short, 2007), and THE RIVER USED TO BE A MAN (2011). His second feature, THREE PEAKS (2017), premieres in Locarno this year.

Kristof Kannegiesser was born in 1977 in Halle/Saale. During his studies of German Literature and Journalism in Berlin from 2000-2005, he also worked as assistant DoP, writer and director. Since 2005, he has been studying Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg. His films include: Dunkle Nacht (2000), Das Maerchen vom Hochzeitstag (2003), Klopfzeichen (2004), Wiebke (2004), Lieber Onkel Werner (2005), and L.H.O. (2007).
Genre Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2007
Directors Jan Zabeil, Kristof Kannegiesser
Screenplay Kristof Kannegiesser, Sebastian Hocke
Cinematography Jan Zabeil
Florian Miosge
Geertje Jacob
Cast Michael Haebler
Producer Knuth Sorgers
Voice Axel Strothmann
Production Company Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 3 min
Format 35 mm, color, b&w
Original Version
 English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2007, Montreal 2007 (Short Competition), Molodist Kiev 2007
Awards Jury Award Montreal 2007

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