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Severin is in the throes of a club scene: pulsating bass, radiant heat and tentative flirtations with a gorgeous blonde. Deaf from birth, his sign-language is often misunderstood. Later that evening, being clearly understood will be a matter of life and death…

Sven Philipp Pohl was born in 1985 in Berlin. He studied Media and Culture in Maastricht and Aarhus, graduating with a B.A. in 2007. He attended the European Film College in 2008, followed by various internships in film and freelance work as a boom operator and editor. He directed several short films and the no-budget-feature DIE TRACHT (2011), before taking up postgraduate film studies at the Hamburg Media School in 2012. His short films include TOUCH OF SILENCE (STILLER LÖWE, 2013) and WALTZING MATILDA (2014).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Sven Philipp Pohl
Screenplay Julia Neuhaus
Cinematography Stefan Bühl
Cast Eyk Kauly, Sonja Gerhardt, Simon Zigah, Brian Dominic Sommer, Juraj Jordan, Moritz Leu, Roben Fröhlich
Producer Alexandra Staib
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 6 min 12 sec
Format DCP, b&w, 1:1.85
Original Version
 no dialogue
Festivals Lima 2013, Krakow Student Festival 2013, KUFIFE Stuttgart 2014, Bamberg 2014, Saarbrücken 2014, Kontrast Bayreuth 2014, Landshut 2014, Aubagne 2014, Warsaw 2014, FIKE Short Film Festival 2014, Aubagne 2015
Awards Audience Award KUFIFE Stuttgart 2014, Audience Award Kontrast Bayreuth 2014, Grand Prix Best Original Score Aubagne 2014, Best Cinematography FIKE 2014

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