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Scene from SUICIDE CLUB (photo © Tagtraeumerfilm)

At sunrise five people meet on a high-rise rooftop in order to leap to their deaths. Five completely different mind sets. None of them knows about the other as to why they want to terminate their lives so abruptly. They don't even know each other's names. The only bond that ties them together in a tragic and bizarre way is knowing that at any minute they are about to jump. But a chain reaction of absurd situations is unfolding, forcing them to spend a whole day waiting up on the roof until sundown. They are stranded on an island, their own parallel universe surrounded by and cut off from the hustle of the city. Initial dislike and rejection of one another eventually turns into an unforeseen alliance. All five of them experience a day they won't ever forget.

Olaf Saumer was born in 1976 in Kassel. After studying Administration and Economics he went on to study Film Directing in the Department of Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. His first short, SILENT WATERS (STILLE WASSER) was a dreamy musical-comedy. His most recent short film LITTLE ANNABELLE (KLEINE ANNABELLE) was widely acclaimed within the German film community resulting in a successful festival run. In 2007 he directed the documentary portrait ECKI'S WORLD - THE OLDEST VIDEO STORE IN THE WORLD. His thesis film SUICIDE CLUB is his first feature-length film.
Genre Comedy, Drama, Tragicomedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Olaf Saumer
Screenplay Martin Saumer, Olaf Saumer
Cinematography Thomas Foerster
Olaf Saumer
Harro Kobzik, Oliver Knieps, Thomas Bugert
Tobias Bieseke, Bastian Fahrendorff
Cast Klaus-Dieter Bange, Hildegard Schroedter, Katja Goetz, Mathieu Suesstrunk, Arne Gottschling, Andrea Cleven, Christian Heiner Wolf, Uwe Rohbeck, Andreas Beck, Herwig Lukas
Producer Olaf Saumer
Co-Producers Jan Fischer, Till Schmerbeck, L. Alexander Metz, Mehran Foroughi
Production Company Tagtraeumerfilm/Berlin
Length 96 min
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Stereo
Festivals Max Ophuels Festival Saarbrücken 2010 (In Competition), Osnabrück 2010, Sao Paulo 2010 (New Filmmakers Competition), Independent Film Festival Osnabrück 2010, Ciné Festival de Pays Fayence 2010, Filmtage Augsburg 2010, Biberacher Filmfestspiele 2010, Kassel Dokumentarfilm & Video Fest 2010, exground Wiesbaden 2010, Dubai 2010, Tiburon 2011, DiscoveryZone Luxembourg 2011, Shanghai 2011
Awards Interfilm Prize Saarbrücken 2010, Cigale d'Or Ciné Festival de Pays Fayence 2010, Federico Fellini Award for Best Debut Film Tiburon 2011

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