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Solo
Scene from "Solo" (photo © Bjoern Thoenicke)

The 19-year-old Tobi is doing alternative civilian service in a nursing home. Ms. Lichtenberg, an old and lonely woman who needs constant attention, lives in the home. Tobi is planning a big party for his 20th birthday day, but the night nurse doesn't show up for work. Since it is also coincidentally Ms. Lichtenberg's birthday too, Tobi decides to take her with him to the party, unaware that she too has some plans of her own...


Burkhard Feige was born in Hechingen and studied Philosophy, Law and Rhetoric before taking up studies at the Academy of Television & Film in Munich. Now active as a freelance author and director, a selection of his films includes: Wenn Traeume (short, 1997), Der elektrische Reiter (documentary, 1998), Das Fenster (short, 1999), Weihnachtsbier (short, 2001), and Solo (short, 2005).
Genre Coming-of-Age Story
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Burkhard Feige
Screenplay Burkhard Feige
Cinematography Ralf Leistl
Mona Bräuer, Burkhard Feige
Julian Heidenreich
Eva Maria Stiebler
Cast Florian Jahr, Eva Ebner, Bo Hansen, Hannah Herzsprung, Kerstin Reimann
Producers Martin Blankemeyer, Mario Stefan, Clarens Grollmann
Production Company Münchner Filmwerkstatt/Munich, in co-production with FGV Schmidle/Munich, in cooperation with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M) for fieber.film/Munich
Length 29 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2005 (Short Competition), Selb 2005, Alpinale Vorarlberg 2005, Weiterstadt 2005, FILMZ Mainz 2005, Biberach 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern

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