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Scene from "Wigald"

This life is just a test! If it wasn’t a test we would have been given further instructions on what to do and where to go.

Wigald depicts the desperation of a young man who only has one last wish – suicide.

Timon Modersohn was born in 1978. He studied Psychology at the Free University Berlin and has been active as an assistant director for numerous commercials and feature films. He then studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. His films include: KAISER & KÖNIG (2012), WIGALD (2006), and his feature debut PLAYMAKER (2018).
Genre Comedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2006
Director Timon Modersohn
Screenplay Marek Helsner
Cinematography Sebastian Lempe
Christoph Strothjohann, Tom Seil
Claudia Schoelzel
Cast Tom Schilling, Manfred Zapatka, Marijam Agischewa, Dietrich Hollinderbäumer
Producer Valentin Greulich
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 11 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2007, Schwerin 2006, Hamburg Short Film Festival 2006, Achtung Berlin 2006, Emden 2006, Weiterstadt 2006, Oldenburg 2006, AFI Los Angeles 2006, Mar del Plata 2007, Toronto Worldwide Short FF 2007, Giffoni 2007, Flickerfest Sydney 2007
Awards Best Short Schwerin 2006, Special Mention Achtung Berlin 2006, Best Foreign Short Mar del Plata 2007

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