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Firn

Firn
Scene from "Firn" (photo © Kolja Raschke)

"A murder disguised as suicide" - Rainer (21) undertakes an annual excursion with George (43). Since father and son are estranged, a latent crisis arises in the loneliness of the mountains. Rainer takes advantage of an accident on the glacier to fake his own death and makes George look guilty. He liberates himself with his own disappearance and takes revenge on his father.


Axel Koenzen was born in 1972 in Hilden. After studying Photography at the International Center of Photography in New York, he worked as a photo editor, photographer, and visual researcher. Since 1997, he has been a student at the German Film & Television Academy (dffb) in Berlin. His films include: Naked Pavement (documentary, 1997), WAXANDWANE (short, 1999), Lamsfeld (2000), Firn (2006).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Director Axel Koenzen
Screenplay Axel Koenzen
Cinematography Kolja Raschke
Karin Novarra, Vessela Martschewski
Cast Robert Gwisdek, Uwe Preuss
Producer Axel Koenzen
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 38 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Cannes 2006 (Cinéfondation), Kerala 2007
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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