ROUGH GROUNDS (ÜBER RAUEM GRUND)

ROUGH GROUNDS
photo © DFFB/Cornelius Plache

A typical Berlin drinking hole, the regulars propping up the bar. The price of beer’s gone up; we hear the usual grumbles about capitalism, trivial events are recounted like great adventures, there are quarrels and confessions. All the barflies know one another, like ‘em or not – just like a real family. But then death enters the pub – and suddenly invigorates them all.


Youdid Kahveci was born in 1977 and grew up in East Berlin. She studies Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). Her films include HUNDEBISS (2008), WUNSCHLOS (2009), ODESSA (2011), RADIOSTAR (2011), and ROUGH GROUNDS (ÜBER RAUHEM GRUND, 2012).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2012
Director Youdid Kahveci
Screenplay Youdid Kahveci
Cinematography Cornelius Plache
Cast Fred Boersch, Jürgen Büttner, Corinna Fuhrmann, Brigitte Geier, Jürgen Kujath, Eckhard Lazusch, Jens-Holger Mey, Thomas Noffke, Hans Jörg Pobudek, Mex Schlüpfer, Wolfgang Schreiber, Roswitha Selle, Eduard Weis
Producer Gregor Matuschek
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with ARTE
Length 9 min
Format DCP, color, 1:1.33
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Locarno 2012, FIDEC Huy 2012, Hof 2012, Sleepwalkers Tallinn 2012, Zinebi Bilbao 2012, Filofest Ljubljana 2012, Landshut 2012, Kyiv Short Film Festival 2012, Los Angeles 2013, Warsaw 2013, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2013, Paris Courts Devants 2013, Black Nights Tallinn 2013
Awards Film+ Editing Award 2012

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