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Herman is one of the most experienced bomb defusers in Germany. After a medical examination Herman learns that he suffers from the very rare Kahnawake syndrome and can no longer sense the emotion of "fear". To become normal again, he is forced to try out all phobias.

Michael Binz was born in 1987 in Cologne and studied at the Academy of Media Arts Cologne from 2008-2014. His short works include PLACEBUS (2009), a social spot about Alzheimer's that won the Grimme-Institute’s NRW.Spot Award, THE STORYTELLER (2013, with Milan Ruben Kappen), winner of the Short Tiger 2014, and DER MAISMANN (2013). HERMAN THE GERMAN (2015) is his graduation film.
Genre Action, Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2015
Director Michael Binz
Screenplay Michael Binz
Cinematography Jesse Mazuch
Cast Gustav Peter Wöhler, Kerstin Thielemann, Hans-Martin Stier, Piet Fuchs, Anke Engelke, Igor Novic, Dolunay Gördüm, Enno Kalisch, Thorsten Franzen, Mareike Hein
Producer Maike Drinhausen
Production Company Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln (KHM)
Length 15 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2015, Regensburg 2015, Dresden 2015, Hamburg 2015, Curtas Vila do Conde 2015, Cambridge 2015, Warsaw 2015, Molodist Kiev 2015, Sleepwalkers Tallinn 2015, Poitiers 2015, Flickerfest Sydney 2016, Saguenay 2016, Short Shorts Tokyo 2016, Leuven 2016
Awards Audience Award Saarbrücken 2015, Audience Award Regensburg 2015
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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