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Scene from "Blackout" (photo © dffb)

Blackout is the story of a fatal lack of bonds. Throughout the film, guitarist Tom Schulze is the Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde of Berlin’s night scene. When the sensitive musician is intoxicated he turns into a brutal thug who ruins relationships and lives – including his own.
Genre Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2005
Director Maximilian Erlenwein
Screenplay Maximilian Erlenwein
Cinematography Ngo The Chau
Uwe Zimmer
Hans Fahling
Cast Fabian Hinrichs, Carsten Ludwig, Julia Brendler
Producers Maximilian Erlenwein, Valeska Bochow
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Runtime 30 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2005 (Perspectives German Cinema), International Student Film Fest Munich 2005, Karlovy Vary 2005, Foyle 2005, FILMZ Mainz 2005, Interfilm Berlin 2005, Clermont-Ferrand 2006, Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2006, Molodist Kiev 2006, Montrerrey 2006 , Flickerfest Sydney 2007
Awards Best German Short Film Interfilm Berlin 2005, German Film Critics Award 2005 (Best Short), Helene Schwarz Award 2006, Best Short Film Monterrey 2006
German Distributor Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)

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