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The Dam

Austria, 2015, approx 40min
director: Nikolaus Müller
status: pre-production/shooting
German title: Der Damm

On a hike the long-term pair Catherine and Chris encounter a small, abandoned girl. The excursion becomes a sample for their relationship.

Catherine and Chris are a couple for years. To escape the city and the routines of everyday life, they make a trip to a dam surrounded by the landscape of the Alps. Soon tensions between the two are noticeable. But all discrepancies are forgotten when the two meet during the hike on an abandoned, 7-year old girl. When asked where her parents are, she does not answer. The events of the next few hours will show Catherine her true feelings about Chris.

Sami Loris
Julia Schranz

written/directed: Nikolaus Müller
director of photography: Roman Chalupnik (aac)
production manager: Daniela Scheidbach
producers: Nikolaus Müller, Filip Antoni Malinowski, Jürgen Karasek

shooting format: Epic 5K, Hawk Anamorphic
funding: BKA, Wien Kultur, Vorarlberg Kultur

Festivals (13):

National premiere: Diagonale 2015
World Premiere: Festival de Cinema du Brive 2015

Portobello Filmfestival London
World Fest Houston
Istanbul International Shortfilmfestival
Mumbai Shorts Int. Filmfestival
Izimir Kisa Filmfestival
Filmfest Gent
Oda Tetova International Filmfestival
Filmfestival Münster
Shortini Filmfestival
Festival Internacional de Cine Valencia
VIS Vienna Independent Shorts

Remi Winner World Fest Houston 2016



Nikolaus Müller & Roman Chalupnik at the set of the director’s last film GROLL (2010) (link to vimeo)




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