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Salamander

Salamander

For one very last time, Sandra agrees to help her ex-lover Ronny with the risky delivery of some forged passports. But as Ronny continues to lay his weirdo-routine on her, Sandra finally gives him the boot. To make sure that she will not change her mind in the very last minute, she swallows two sleeping pills and hits the sack. In the middle of the night Sandra is surprised by a burglar. Mike, who is literally over-powered by the young lady's expert martial art abilities, comes out with some not so surprising news: Ronny has run into trouble - big time. Sandra forces Mike to lead her to her awkward friend, and thus slips into the very maneuver she positively meant to avoid. The night ride in Mike's beat-up Peugeot turns into a tricky cat-and-mouse game between the drug-hazed kung-fu-fightress and the seemingly left-handed burglar.


Barbara Gebler was born in 1963 in Rheinfelden. She first studied German, History and Philosophy at the University of Constance, followed by an apprenticeship and work as an editor in London, Wiesbaden and Mainz. She then studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb). Her films include: the shorts Die Ermittler (1992), Selber schuld (1994), Svevo (music video, 1995), Fangt schon mal an (1996), I Like the Fire (1996), A Rough Idea (Geheime Plaene, 1997), 40 Love (1999), and the feature Salamander (2000), her graduation film from the dffb.
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Barbara Gebler
Screenplay Wieland Bauder
Cinematography Eeva Fleig
Birgit Berndt
Andreas Koslik
Ingrid Jebram, Katia Fouquet
Cast Mario Mentrup, Henriette Heinze, Bela B. Felsenheimer
Producers Christian Hohoff, Anke Scheib-Krause, Lucas Schmidt
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), in co-production with ZDF, Colonia Media Filmproduktion/Cologne
Length 60 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Hof 2000, Berlin 2001 (Forum), Ophuels Festial Saarbruecken 2001, International Festival of Film Schools Munich 2001, Mumbai 2001
German Distributor Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

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