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Cold Void (Weisse Stille)

Cold Void
Scene from "Cold Void" (photo © Stefan Karle)

After Italy declared war on Germany in 1943, there are parts of the fifth division of German mountaineers in the Austrian-Italian Alps. Small units guard a 260 kilometer long mountain front at 3000 meters above sea level and under most difficult replenishment conditions.

Cold Void tells the story of a group, who under extreme climatic conditions, are cramped together and faced with dwindling rations. The fight for survival puts the men’s camaraderie to the test and the situation among them escalates.

It’s not matter of the heroic deeds of the characters, but rather a search for humanity in personal and moralistic failure.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Philip Haucke
Cinematography Stefan Karle
Dunja Campregher
Philipp F. Kölmel
Thomas Griebl
Cast Florian Panzner, Peter Kremer, Rainer Strecker, Bastian Trost, Christoph Bach
Producers Christoph Menardi, Claudius Lohmann, Philip Haucke
Production Company NEOS Film/Munich, in co-production with Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Runtime 86 min
Format Super 16
Language
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Hof 2004, Shanghai 2005
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, Cine Tirol, Foerderverein der HFF/M

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