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RAJU
Scene from RAJU (photo © Sin Huh)

A German couple adopts an Indian orphan in Kolkata. When the child suddenly disappears, they realize they are part of the problem.


Max Zähle was born in Celle in 1977. He studied Audio Visual Media Communication at the HAMM in Hamburg, followed by training as a film editor. Since 2004, he has been working as a freelance film editor and director for commercials, video clips, and short films. From 2008-2010, he studied Film Directing in the graduate program at the Hamburg Media School. A selection of his films includes: DER UNTERMIETER (short, 2009), WATTWANDERER (Oscar®-nominated short, 2009), RAJU (short, 2010), and SCRAPPIN' (SCHROTTEN!, 2016).
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2010
Director Max Zähle
Screenplay Max Zähle, Florian Kuhn
Cinematography Sin Huh
Cast Wotan Wilke Möhring, Julia Richter, Krish Gupta, Taranjit Kaur, Suroma Nag, Arindam Sil, Bikash Naskar, Arindom Ghosh
Producer Stefan Gieren
Production Company Hamburg Media School/Hamburg
Length 24 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Original Version
 German, English
Subtitled Versions English, German
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Sound Technology Dolby Digital, Dolby SR
Festivals Internationalen Filmfest Emden-Norderney, Cinema Jove Valencia, Festroia, Neisse-Filmfestival, Athens International Film and Video Festival Ohio, Cellul‘art Kurzfilmfestival, Augsburger Filmtage, Landshuter Kurzfilmfestival, Aspen Shortsfest 2011, Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2011, Palm Springs 2011, LA Shorts Fest 2011, Angelus Student Film Festival Hollywood 2011, Molodist Kiev 2011, Alcine Alcalá de Henares 2011, Plus Cameraimage 2011, Shanghai 2012, Guanajuato 2012, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2013
Awards Audience Recognition & Special Jury Recognition 2011 Aspen 2011, Student Academy Award/Oscar® (Bronze) 2011, Best Foreign Film LA Shorts 2011, Patrick Peyton Excellence in Filmmaking Award Angelus Hollywood 2011

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