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REMAINS QUIET (RUHE BLEIBT, DIE)

REMAINS QUIET
photo © Stefan Kriekhaus

An afternoon at the edge of a large film set somewhere out in the sticks in rural France. A trainee takes up his position. He is responsible for blocking off the street while filming is in process and re-opening it to traffic as soon as the take is over. His only connection to the set is via walkie talkie. He begins to get bored. The mountains are magnificent. A tractor returns from the field. The trainee turns all the way round. Time passes slowly and we wait with him, merely observing the afternoon – without a single cut or a comma.


Stefan Kriekhaus was born in Haan in 1968. He grew up in Gießen before moving to Berlin in 1992 to take a degree in History and Cultural Studies at Humboldt-Universität. A freelance writer since 1998, he co-wrote Henner Winckler's KLASSENFAHRT (2002) and LUCY (2006). In 2005 he made his directing debut with the short film BADEN.
Genre Drama, Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Stefan Kriekhaus
Screenplay Stefan Kriekhaus
Cinematography Patrick Orth
Cast Jakob Bieber, Irene Moati, Jo Jarnias
Producer Stefan Kriekhaus
Length 14 min 34 sec
Format DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German, English, French
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2013, Cinema Jove Valencia 2013, Guanajuato 2013, Cambridge 2013, Encounters Bristol 2013, Regard sur le court métrage Saguenay/Quebec 2014, Molodist Kiev 2014
Awards Silver Bear Berlinale 2013, Special Mention Cinema Jove 2013, Best Fiction Short Guanajuato 2013

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