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A film about the unexpected. There is often only a tiny little difference or moment between comedy and tragedy. Olaf wants to win back his ex-girlfriend, so he sneaks into her apartment to prepare a surprise for her. But will this surprise make her happy, and who will be surprised in the end?

THE SURPRISE plays with anticipations and genres until the very end.
Genre Comedy, Tragicomedy
Category Short
Year of Production 2004
Director Lancelot von Naso
Screenplay Lancelot von Naso
Cinematography Felix Kramer
Peter Kirschbaum
Trio Obscur, Oliver Thiede
Marion Schubert
Cast Stephan Kampwirth, Judith Pinnow
Producers Hendrik Feil, Martin Richter, Florian Deyle
Production Company DRIFE PRODUCTIONS/Munich, in co-production with DSD Entertainment/Munich
Runtime 10 min
Format 35 mm, color
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2004, Schwerin 2004, Huesca 2004, Montreal 2004, Palm Springs 2004, Chicago 2004, Melbourne 2004, LA Shorts 2004, Dresden 2004, Festival Brasileiro de Cinema Universitario 2004, Landshut 2005, Rencontres International Henri Langlois Poitiers 2005, Worldwide Short Film Festival Toronto 2006, Flickerfest Sydney 2007, Rencontres Henri Langlois Poitiers 2011
Awards Future Filmmaking Award Palm Springs 2004, First Audience Award Brasil 2004, Silver Hugo Chicago 2004, Special Mention Huesca 2004, Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau Prize 2005, SACEM Best Music Creation, Youth Community Council Prize & Students’ Jury Prize Poitiers 2005, Rencontres Henri Langlois Poitiers 2011

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