Bester Mann

A Film by Florian Forsch

Synopsis

For Kevin, a shy teenager, being bullied is part of everyday life. But one day an older guy, Benny, comes to his aid. Impressed by Benny’s self-assured appearance, Kevin seeks his company from then on, and increasingly idolizes him. But Benny’s intention is not to protect the younger boy, quite the contrary.
BESTER MANN is a story about the vulnerability of youth, as well as a dissection of the murky criminal motives behind a purported ideology. A tale of the seductive power of intimacy – as disturbing as it is commonplace.

Director

  • Picture of Florian Forsch © Florian Forsch

    Florian Forsch

    Florian Forsch was born in Moers, Germany. He trained as a photographer, received his Certificate of apprenticeship by Handwerkskammer Duesseldorf and has since worked professionally as a photographer. Forsch graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the Maastricht Academy of Fine Arts and went on to gain practical knowledge through an internship with Rosa von Praunheim Filmproduktion in Berlin. Followed by a graduation on Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany.

Awards + Festivals

  • *BEST MID-LENGTH FILM*
    39th MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Mid-Length Film Competition, World Premiere, Saarbrücken, Germany) January 23, 2018
  • *NOMINATION*
    18th DIAGONALE – FESTIVAL OF AUSTRIAN FILM (Shorts Film Competition, Graz, Austria)March 14, 2018
  • 21st PINK APPLE FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Zürich, Switzerland)May 2, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 1st LGBTQ COMING OF AGE SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Paris, France) 29.09.2018September 29, 2018
  • 1st LGBTQ COMING OF AGE SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Francisco, CA, USA)September 29, 2018
  • 3rd CUZCO UNDERGROUND CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cuzco, Peru)October 3, 2018
  • 9th FICAIJ FESTIVAL AUDIOVISUAL INFANTIL Y JUVENIL (Official Selection, Mérida, Venezuela)October 21, 2018
  • 4th SAN JOSE INTERNATIONAL FILM AWARDS SJIFA (Official Selection, San José, San José, Costa Rica)October 24, 2018
  • 40th BIBERACHER FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach an der Riß, Germany)October 30, 2018
  • 4th BAHIA INDEPENDENT CINEMA FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bahia, Brazil)November 1, 2018
  • 29th FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS (Competition Youthfilm, Cottbus, Germany)November 5, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • *NOMINATION*
    9th AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)January 30, 2019
  • 4th BAYAMON INT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bayamón, Puerto Rico)January 30, 2019
  • LONDON LGBTQ+ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)March 21, 2019
  • 48th SEHSÜCHTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Potsdam, Germany)April 24, 2019
  • *BEST NARRATIVE FEATURE FILM*
    4th INCA IMPERIAL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lima, Peru)May 16, 2019
  • *NOMINEE BEST FILM*
    THE BIG SHORTS - THE 10 BEST FILMS OF THE YEAR 2018 (Official Selection, Saarbrücken, Germany)May 30, 2019
  • 1st WEST EUROPE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL - FUSION ISFF (Official Selection, Brussels, Belgium)August 17, 2019

Crew

Director
Florian Forsch
Screenplay
Florian Forsch
Producer
Philipp Fussenegger
Director of Photography
Dino Osmanovic
Art Direction
Bohdan Adam Wozniak
Costume Design
Sujmo Akcali
Sound
Anna Mönnich
Editor
Judy Landkammer
Sound Design
Moritz Kerschbaumer
Music
MK II, Foreign Poetry

Details

Running Time
43:40 min
Shooting Format
2.2k
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:1.85
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

FILM SCHOOL

Kunsthochschule für Medien Köln
[Film, Video, Festivals, Distribution]
Contact: Ute Dilger
Peter-Welter-Platz 2
50676 Köln, Germany
Tel.: +49 221 20189-330
Fax: +49 221 20189-17
Email: ute.dilger@khm.de

DISTRIBUTION

(Primary Contact for Festivals in Germany, Austria and Switzerland)
Salzgeber & Co Medien GmbH
Prinzessinnenstrasse 29
10969 Berlin
Germany
Telefon +49 30 285 290 28
Telefax +49 30 285 290 99
www.salzgeber.de
hill@salzgeber.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Funfairfilms GmbH
Radetzkystr. 21
6850 Dornbirn, Austria
Email: office@funfairfilms.com

DIRECTOR

Florian Forsch
flo@funfairfilms.com