Die Behandlung

A Film by Marvin Meiendresch

Synopsis

THE TREATMENT

„The Treatment“ tells the story of isolated patient Linus. More and more a rigid routine consisting of meals, exercise, lulling music, irritating smoke and examinations by his only attachment figure Dr. Frei causes him suffering. One day Linus notices the massive door to his room has been left ajar and he takes the chance to escape. What he sees outside makes him question: Is he really who he believes he is?

Director

  • Picture of Marvin Meiendresch © Marvin Meiendresch

    Marvin Meiendresch

    Marvin Meiendresch is a filmmaker from Berlin. Born in 1987 in Cologne, raised in Aachen, his first project triggered a grand scale operation by the police, who suspected a killing spree on the school yard. After numerous internships, amongst others at camera rental ARRI Munich, he has worked as video operator and later clapper loader for cinema productions since 2009, such as „Freche Mädchen 2“, „Lolipop Monster“, „Die Relativitätstheorie der Liebe“ and TV productions such as „Tod in Istanbul“ and „Polizeiruf 110: Raubvögel“. In addition to his Bachelor studies in Cultural Studies about the hero`s journey in German road movies, he graduated from the Kaskeline-Filmakademie Berlin with his film „The Treatment“. Furthermore he is an auditing student at the Filmuniversität Babelsberg and the Freie Universität Berlin.

Awards + Festivals

  • 4th KOLKATA SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)August 2, 2015
  • 19th FLICKERS: RHODE ISLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Competition, USA)August 9, 2015
  • PARKFLIMMERN 2015 (Event-Screening, Parkclub Fürstenwalde, Germany)August 15, 2015
  • INDIEFLICKS INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SCREENING (Official Selection, Manchester, UK)September 2, 2015
  • 20th PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 7, 2015
  • 11th KURZFILMFESTIVAL „FILMSALAT“ (Competition, Bremen, Germany)September 11, 2015
  • 3rd INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIAVL -15 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 19, 2015
  • 3rd WEST NORDIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norway)October 15, 2015
  • 14th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)October 21, 2015
  • 10th ORLANDO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, FL, USA)October 21, 2015
  • 11th EARLY BIRD STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sofia, Bulgaria)November 4, 2015
  • 16th IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Off-Competition, Turkey)November 17, 2015
  • 1st UNDERGROUND FILMFEST (Official Selection, various locations in Germany, US and UK) November 18, 2015
  • 14th FILMZ – FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Short Film Competition, Germany)November 24, 2015
  • KARAMA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jordan)December 5, 2015
  • 4th THE PHILIP K. DICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NY, USA)January 14, 2016
  • 26th BAMBERGER KURZFILMTAGE (Feature Competition, Germany)January 25, 2016
  • ORIGINAL NARRATIVE: STUDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL DUBAI (Fiction Category, Dubai, UAE) February 6, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 7, 2016
  • 4th BODDINALE 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 11, 2016
  • 6th FiLUMS’16 INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pakistan)February 12, 2016
  • 32nd INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL “SARAJEVO WINTER 2016” (Official Selection, Bosnia and Herzegovina)February 15, 2016
  • GENRENALE4 FILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Berlin, Germany)February 17, 2016
  • *BEST FILM*
    2nd GÖTTINGER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Germany)February 26, 2016
  • *BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S AWARD WINNER*
    4th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)February 26, 2016
  • *NOMINEE FOR SCREENPLAY & FICTION AWARD*
    5th WATERSPRITE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cambridge, UK)March 4, 2016
  • 17th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Deadline_Award, Germany)March 9, 2016
  • 17th SCHWEINFURTER KURZFILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)March 24, 2016
  • MAHARASHTRA INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)March 25, 2016
  • 4th HEADWATERS FILM FEST 2016 (Official Selection, Bemidji, Minnesota, USA)April 1, 2016
  • 4th CLUJSHORTS – INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Romania)April 4, 2016
  • 6th CAPITAL CITY FILM FESTIVAL (CCFF) (Official Selection, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 14th THE IVY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rhode Island, USA)April 6, 2016
  • 1st HIGH COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NC, USA)April 9, 2016
  • 47th NASHVILLE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nashville, TN, USA)April 14, 2016
  • 18th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS DETECTIVEFEST (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 20, 2016
  • ENCORE RHODE ISLAND INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Screening, Jamestown Arts Center (JAC), USA)April 21, 2016
  • 17th NEWPORT BEACH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, CA, USA)April 21, 2016
  • 17th KURZFILMFESTIVAL CELLU L’ART JENA (Special Program, Germany)April 22, 2016
  • HOLLYWORMS – 4th LANGE KURZFILMTAG (Screening, Worms, Germany)April 23, 2016
  • SCI-FI-LONDON - THE LONDON INT'L FESTIVAL OF SCIENCE FICTION AND FANTASTIC FILM (Official Selection, London, UK)April 27, 2016
  • 7th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Texas, USA)April 28, 2016
  • OPEN SCREENING (Screening, Moviemento, Berlin, Germany)April 28, 2016
  • *WINNER IN HORROR & CINEMATOGRAPHY CATEGORY*
    7th HILL COUNTRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Texas, USA)April 28, 2016
  • 9th PHILADELPHIA INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, PA, USA)May 4, 2016
  • 4th CHANGING PERSPECTIVES INT’L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Istanbul, Turkey)May 5, 2016
  • *AUDIENCE AWARD*
    INTERNATIONALES KURZFILMFESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Competition, Germany)May 9, 2016
  • 2nd KARAMA GAZA HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amman, Jordan)May 12, 2016
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Afula, Israel)May 18, 2016
  • FILM LEBEN FESTIVAL 2016 (Category Crime Film/Thriller, Ilmenau, Germany)May 18, 2016
  • 10th HIGH DESERT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nevada, USA)May 27, 2016
  • SCREENING „WAS TUT SICH – IM DEUTSCHEN FILM?“ (Supporting Film, Deutsches Filmmuseum Frankfurt, Germany)June 1, 2016
  • STUDENT CUTS 2016 (Official Selection, Maribor, Slovenia)June 1, 2016
  • 7th ANNUAL NEW MEDIA FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)June 7, 2016
  • 54th YOUNG COLLECTION BREMEN (Official Selection, Germany)June 11, 2016
  • PHILIP K. DICK FESTIVAL MARATHON (Screening, Rotterdam, The Netherlands) June 11, 2016
  • 3rd FILMQUEST FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Salt Lake City, Utah)June 17, 2016
  • *NOMINATION*
    17th SHOCKING SHORTS AWARD 2016 (im Rahmen des Filmfest München, Germany)June 23, 2016
  • CRYPTSHOW FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Badalona, Spain) July 7, 2016
  • 4th AIFF – ARIANO INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ariano Irpino, Italy)August 1, 2016
  • 9th MOSAIC WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rockford, Illinois, USA)August 26, 2016
  • NEWFILMMAKERS LOS ANGELES MONTHLY SCREENING FESTIVAL (Screening, LA, CA, USA)October 22, 2016
  • 3rd PIGRECOZEN FILMFEST (Official Selection, Ancona, Italy)October 28, 2016
  • STUFF 2016 – SOUTH TEXAS UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Corpus Christi, TX, USA)November 10, 2016
  • 10th RED ROCK FILM FESTIVAL (Red Film Market (RFM) section, Cedar City, Utah, USA)November 11, 2016

Trailer

Crew

Producer
Marvin Meiendresch
Director
Marvin Meiendresch
Screenplay
Marvin Meiendresch
Director of Photography
Max von Matthiessen
Editor
Jörg Schreyer
Sound-Design
Damien Press
Music
Philip Eisenfeldt

Details

Running Time
6:10
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope
Sound
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

FILM SCHOOL

Kaskeline Filmakademie
Pfuelstr. 5
Aufgang 3
10997 Berlin

+49 (0) 30 - 5105898-9

we@filmschool.berlin
http://filmschool.berlin/