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The world financial crisis is over. A small circle of rich Western people has survived the economic breakdown and they spend their holidays in a remote luxury hotel in India. Miss Else joins her aunt to spend her holidays there. She receives a message from her mother disclosing that her father has enormous debts and her mother asks Else for help. This gets Else into serious troubles – with deadly consequences.

ELSE is a modern literature adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Fräulein Else. ELSE was filmed in India.

"Anna Martinetz's debut feature adapts an Arthur Schnitzler novella in intriguingly stylized fashion." (Dennis Harvey in Variety)
Genre Art, Drama, Literature
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Anna Martinetz
Screenplay Anna Martinetz
Cinematography Jakob Wiessner
Cast Korinna Krauss, Martin Butzke, Michael Kranz, Katalin Zsigmondy, Marion Krawitz
Producers Toni Nottebohm, Alexandra Böhm
Production Company Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Runtime 70 min
Format DCP, color, 16:9
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Montreal 2013, Max-Ophüls-Prize Saarbrücken 2014
Awards Bavarian Youth Award 2013

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