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What would you risk for the one you love?

Rolf's old dog Piet suffers from hip dysplasia. Piet could be operated on for 3,000 Euros, but that's an amount Rolf can only dream of. Rolf puts everything on the table: At a racecourse for horses he bets the last of his money.

Thomas Stuber was born in 1981 in Leipzig and completed his degree in Media and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in 2011. With the short film ES GEHT UNS GUT he won the Young Talent Award of the Film Industry in Baden-Württemberg in 2006. His first feature film TEENAGE ANGST was invited to the Berlinale/Perspektive Deutsches Kino in 2008 and won the German Young Talent Award at the Sehsüchte International Student Film Festival. In 2011 his short film OF DOGS AND HORSES was nominated for the First Steps Award. It won the German Short Film Award in Gold and won the Student-Oscar® in Silver in 2012. His feature film A HEAVY HEART premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the German Film Award in Silver in 2016. His latest film, IN THE AISLES, premieres in Competition at the Berlinale 2018.
Genre Melodrama
Category Short, Student Film
Year of Production 2011
Director Thomas Stuber
Screenplay Thomas Stuber
Cinematography Peter Matjasko
Cast Matthias Brenner, Bernd Stempel, Manfred Möck, Sven Lehmann, Axel Werner, Andreas Keller, Hagen Oechel
Producers Undine Filter, Thomas Král, Pascal Nothdurft
Production Companies Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, DEPARTURES Film/Leipzig
Length 30 min
Format HDCAM, b&w, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Dresden 2012, Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2012, Regensburg Short Film Week 2012, ISFFI Chennai 2012, Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival 2012, Kurzsuechtig Leipzig 2012
Awards German Short Film Award 2011 (Gold), Student Academy Award 2012 (Silver)
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien

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