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SHORT FILM
photo © Lutz Zoglauer/Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt

People are not machines. Or are they? When shaving, a guy discovers control knobs on his neck. He uses them to travel back in time: however, he already knows his past and what he looked like. But what will he look like in a couple of years? His curiosity is huge, but when life moves forward too fast…

“Life is too short for a feature film,” say the authors of this acted burlesque, which they call “a manifesto for a short film”.


Olaf Held was born in 1970 in Chemnitz. He co-organized the Kulturfabrik Voxxx from 1994-2004 and worked for the Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt from 2005-2006. He studied Script Writing and Drama at the University of Film and Television “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam from 2006-2011. His films include: DUEL IN GRIESBACH (short, 2006), SHIFT ENGELBERTSTRASSE (short, 2006), BACKSTAGE (short, 2007), PETZOLD'S WHISTLE (short, 2008), FATHER'S DAY (short, 2009), DID MICHAEL KNIGHT END THE COLD WAR? (short, 2009), THE LAST WHEEL (short, 2009), ROADCREW (doc, 2011), AT HOME (short, 2011), B-DAY (short, 2012), DIE TOTEN HOSEN - MAGICAL MYSTERY TOUR 2012 (online series, 2012), DRUNKEN AT WORK - THE LIVING ROOM TOUR (doc, 2012), and SHORT FILM (short, 2013).
Genre Comedy, Experimental
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Olaf Held
Screenplay Olaf Held
Cinematography Lutz Zoglauer
Cast Jan Kummer, Till Kummer, Lotta Kummer, Günther Kummer
Producer Ralf Glaser
Production Company Chemnitzer Filmwerkstatt/Chemnitz
Length 3 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Original Version
 no dialogue
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Dresden 2013, Plzen 2013, Hamburg 2013, Message to Man St. Petersburg 2013, Seoul Extreme-Short Image & Film Festival 2013, Sequence Toulouse 2013, Regard sur le court métrage Saguenay/Quebec 2014, Tehran 2016
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien (SLM)
German Distributor KurzFilmAgentur/Hamburg

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