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Die besonderen Fähigkeiten des Herrn Mahler

The peculiar abilities of Mr Mahler

Paul Philipp // Germany // 2017 // 28:55 min

Live Action // Drama

Language: German // Subtitles: English, Without Subtitles

East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assigns him to solve the case of the 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who is missing for weeks now, before this issue leads to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political...


#Fear   #Childhood   #escape   #East Germany   #parents   #Fall of the wall - Anniversary  

Part of the following short film programs

Borderlines and relations - 30 years since the Fall of the Berlin Wall

Festivals & Awards:

PIFF International FIlmfest – Rumänien, 2017
Flickers Rhode Island Int´l Filmfes – USA, 2017
Int. Filmfest Emden-Norderney – Deutschland, 2017 - Engelke-Kurzfilmpreis
New Renaissance Filmfest – Vereinigtes Königreich, 2017 - Best International Director
Long Island Filmfest – USA, 2017
LA Shortfest – USA, 2017
Palm Springs International Short Fest – USA, 2017
Krakow Film Festival – Polen, 2017
Max Ophüls Festival – Deutschland, 2017
Mauflimmern Kurzfilmfestival Memmingen – Deutschland, 2017 - Audience Award
Short To The Point Festival – Rumänien, 2017 - Best Director
Genrenale5 Berlin 2017 – Deutschland, 2017 - Best Fiilm, Best Male Actor
FEC Festival – Spanien, 2017 - Best Film U20 Jury Award and Best Story - Bigas Luna Award
Sogni Award Ravenna – Italien, 2017 - Best European Fiction
Das Bayreuther Filmfest – Deutschland, 2017 - Audience Award
Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – Frankreich, 2017

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