Coup de Grâce

A Film by Pascal Glatz

Synopsis

At a remote mountain lake a bound man with cement shoes is being dragged to the water. His request for a coup de grâce escalates into an absurd clash.

Director

  • Picture of Pascal Glatz © Hannah Newbery

    Pascal Glatz

    Pascal Glatz is a writer/director and part-time musician, born 1986 in Switzerland. After attending ETH Zurich and graduating with a B.Sc. in Architecture, he worked as a 3D-Artist and founded his own music studio. Seeing film as the combination of story telling, architecture and sound, he decided to pursue his passion for filmmaking and started working as an assistant director and production assistant on numerous projects, such as „Night Train to Lisbon“ by Bille August and „Youth“ by Paolo Sorrentino. His debut short film „Coup de Grâce“ was shown at various film festivals. Pascal currently works and lives in Zurich an Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 19th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 9, 2015
  • SHNIT INTERNATIONAL SHORTFILMFESTIVAL (Official Competition, Bern, Switzerland)October 7, 2015
  • 31st WARSAW INT. FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, Poland)October 9, 2015
  • SLEEPWALKERS STUDENT AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL 2015 (Official Competition, Estonia)November 21, 2015
  • WINNER 2nd PLACE
    5th OSTSCHWEIZER KURZFILMWETTBEWERB (Official Selection, St. Gallen, Switzerland)November 28, 2015
  • 51th SOLOTHURNER FILMTAGE (Official Selection, Switzerland)January 21, 2016
  • WINNER JURY PRIZE
    17th BAYREUTHER FILMFEST “KONTRAST” (Official Selection, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 17th INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “CORTI DA SOGNI – ANTONIO RICCI” (Official Selection, Ravenna, Italy)April 27, 2016
  • THE CINEMA CITY INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Novi Sad, Serbia)June 25, 2016
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt a.M., Germany)July 21, 2016
  • 19th MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL (Short Film Competition, Croatia)July 26, 2016
  • 3rd SAMYAK INT’L SHORT FILM & DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Pune, India)August 19, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)August 31, 2016
  • 1st FARM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Favara, Italy)September 1, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 2nd ANOTHER INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA)September 8, 2016
  • 6th ODERKURZ-FILMSPEKTAKEL (Spektakel Spezial, Oderaue, Germany)September 10, 2016
  • STRASBOURG EUROPEAN FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, France)September 16, 2016
  • 6th ROMA CREATIVE CONTEST (Official Selection, Italy)September 23, 2016
  • *JURY CHOICE FOR THE ALLEN (COOKE) AWARD FOR OUTSTANDING LUNCHBOX SHORT*
    14th EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Lunchbox Shorts, Canada)September 29, 2016
  • 10th KINOFEST INT’L DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Fiction Competition, Bucharest, Romania)September 30, 2016
  • 16th TOHORROR FILM FEST (Official Short Film Competition, Turin, Italy)October 11, 2016
  • 14th TALLGRASS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Wichita, Kansas, USA)October 12, 2016
  • 7th OFFLINE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Birr, Ireland)October 12, 2016
  • 31st UNABHÄNGIGES FILMFEST OSNABRÜCK (Official Selection, Germany)October 19, 2016
  • 10th PUERTO RICO HORROR FILM FEST (Official Selection, San Juan, Puerto Rico)October 20, 2016
  • LVIV INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL SPECIAL SCREENING (Selection of German short films, Lviv, Ukraine)October 20, 2016
  • 9th POST MORTEM INTERNATIONAL HORROR AND BIZARRE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Aguascalientes, Mexico)October 27, 2016
  • TWISTED HORROR PICTURE SHOW 2016 (Official Selection, Woodward, Oklahoma, USA)October 29, 2016
  • 1st BUCHAREST SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Narrative Section, Bucharest, Romania)November 1, 2016
  • 14th KALPANIRJHAR INT’L SHORT FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Int’l Selection, Kolkata, India)November 1, 2016
  • 17th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Izmir, Turkey)November 1, 2016
  • 25th ANNUAL ST. LOUIS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Missouri, USA)November 3, 2016
  • 30th INTERNATIONAL FILMFEST BRAUNSCHWEIG (Official Selection, Germany)November 7, 2016
  • 2nd INT'L SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Washington DC, USA)November 12, 2016
  • 29th EXGROUND FILMFEST (Supporting Film, Wiesbaden, Germany)November 14, 2016
  • SHIVERS – GENREFILMFESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Konstanz, Germany)November 24, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • 7th LOVE YOUR SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sanford, FL, USA)February 9, 2017
  • 5th GENRENALE (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 13, 2017
  • 10th TAOS SHORTZ FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Mexico, USA)March 30, 2017
  • INDEPENDENT DAYS | 17Tth INTERNATIONAL FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)April 5, 2017
  • 50th WORLDFEST-HOUSTON (Official Selection, Houston, Texas, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 2nd ACTION&ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIEPARK (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)April 21, 2017
  • TERRASSENFEST OSNABRÜCK (Screening Short Film Program, Germany)April 25, 2017
  • 2nd LESS 15 MIN MINIMOVIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, MovieScreenPro, Online)May 26, 2017
  • MONTHLY EVENT “BLACK MONDAY” TOHORROR FILM FEST (Screening, Turin, Italy)June 5, 2017
  • QUELLINALE 2017 (Official Selection, Germany)October 27, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
André Küttel, Pascal Glatz
Producer
Michael Steiger, Corinne Steiner
Director
Pascal Glatz
Director of Photography
Simon Veroneg
Art Direction
Sara B. Weingart
Costume Design
Florina Isai
Sound
Nicolas Brunner
Editor
Amaury Berger
Sound Design
Felix Bussmann
Music
Manuel Loepfe

Details

Running Time
8:14
Shooting Format
Digital (Red)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
2.35:1
Sound
5.1, Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

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

+49 (0) 176 - 62965299

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION COMPANY

BearPit Films AG,
Murtenstrasse 85,
3008 Bern

Corinne Steiner
corinnesteiner@outlook.com