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Berlin. Grisha, a Russian-German boy, fools around with a toy gun. The longer he plays, the further he is thrust into an altered reality. The boundaries between the present and the past start to blur. Images from a bygone Berlin appear; streets and buildings still carry the memories of war. Suddenly, he is caught in a nightmare of another lifetime.
Genre Experimental, Drama
Category Short
Year of Production 2013
Director Daria Belova
Screenplay Daria Belova
Cinematography Maximilian Preiss
Cast Alexander Josef Shtol, Maria Zharkova, Julia Gorr, Iljá Pletner, Roman Sdobnyakov, Andrej Vanichev
Producers Martin Danisch, Markus Kaatsch
Production Company Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Runtime 30 min
 Russian, German
Subtitled Versions English, German, French
Festivals Cannes 2013 (Critics' Week), Moscow 2013, São Paulo International Short Film Festival 2013, Message to Man St. Petersburg 2013, Stockholm 2013, Curta Cinema Rio de Janeiro 2013, Regard sur le court métrage Saguenay/Quebec 2014, Ariano International Film Festival 2014, Lucania Film Festival 2014, Cambridge 2014
Awards Kodak Student Cinematography Scholarship Award 2013 First Place, Young Jury’s Best International Film Award Curta Cinema Rio 2013

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