Die Bürgschaft

A Film by Kerstin Höckel

Synopsis

THE HOSTAGE

The Hostage fetches Friedrich von Schillers ballad about a friendship beyond death to highly topical today’s Berlin: Two refugee girls exchange their identities, because one of them shall be deported and desires to say goodbye to her lover. The airplane with her best friend is about to start. But she runs to free the hostage. This act of true love moves the passengers. And they stand up for the girls to prevent the take off.

Director

  • Picture of Kerstin Höckel © Kerstin Höckel

    Kerstin Höckel

    As a filmmaker and author, the qualified actress is writing scripts and developing serials for german productionfirms like X-Filme, Monafilm Vienna, Ziegler Film, Teamworx and Saxonia Media. She won the audience price for best directing with her filmballad “The Sorcerer's Apprentice” at the berlin poetry filmfestival and she presented her shortfilms “Piroggi” und "The Hostage" at the Max Ophüls Filmfestival. In addition, she has written four novels published by S. Fischer Verlag. In 2015 Kerstin Höckel established an own little filmproduction: GEIST&BLITZE

Awards + Festivals

  • 37th FESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS (Saarbrücken, Germany)January 18, 2016
  • *BEST EDITING*
    6th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, India)April 30, 2016
  • *ROYAL REEL AWARD*
    11th CANADA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vancouver, Canada)April 9, 2016
  • 2nd A LONG WEEK OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL SHANGHAI 2016 (Official Selection, China)May 5, 2016
  • *BEST FILM*
    5th BANGALORE SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)June 12, 2016
  • SHORTS AT MOONLIGHT KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Competition, Frankfurt a.M., Germany)July 16, 2016
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    5th KOLKATA SHORTS INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)July 24, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD*
    5th NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS (Official Selection, Raleigh, USA)September 5, 2016
  • 1st HARYANA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)September 8, 2016
  • FILM OHNE GRENZEN FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, Bad Saarow, Germany)September 15, 2016
  • *BEST DIRECTOR*
    4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • 2nd ALL LIGHTS INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Hyderabad, India)September 24, 2016
  • 5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)November 6, 2016
  • *WINNER "COUP DE COEUR”*
    1st YOUNG EUROPEAN CINEMA / JEUNE CINÉMA EUROPÉEN (Student Session, Betton, France)November 28, 2016
  • 14th INTERNATIONAL SHORT & INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Dhaka, Bangladesh)December 3, 2016
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 6, 2016
  • *NOMINATION: BEST SHORT FILM*
    GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD 2016 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)December 10, 2016
  • *BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY*
    5th MUMBAI SHORTS INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)December 21, 2016
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, India)December 24, 2016
  • 4th BORREGO SPRINGS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Borrego Springs, CA, USA)January 12, 2017
  • 5th LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL (Out of Competition, Vienna, Austria)March 21, 2017
  • 1st CREATION INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Imagine Cinemas Ottawa, Canada)March 26, 2017
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cyprus)May 11, 2017
  • 1st BEST FICTION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Los Angeles, USA)May 19, 2017
  • 44th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)June 2, 2017
  • 3rd SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz, Argentina)June 19, 2017
  • 8th FREDERICK FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Frederick, Maryland, USA)June 23, 2017
  • 3rd FICABC - ATLANTIC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barranquilla, Colombia)August 30, 2017
  • 4th FICLAPAZ - LA PAZ INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bolivia)September 6, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • ART VISUALS & POETRY FILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)November 4, 2017
  • 1st SHORT LONG WORLD FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Argentina)November 9, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Kerstin Höckel
Producer
Kerstin Höckel
Director
Kerstin Höckel
Director of Photography
Christoph Valentien
Art Direction
Vanessa Vadineanu, Robert Kraatz
Costume Design
Vanessa Vadineanu, Robert Kraatz
Costume Design
Vanessa Vadineanu, Robert Kraatz
Sound
Luis Araya
Editor
Arata Mori
Sound Design
Kai Ebert
Music
Florian Erlbeck

Details

Running Time
30 Min
Shooting Format
HD
Sceening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Cinemascope (1:2,25)
Sound
Dolby SR
Website

Contact

FILM AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 (0) 176 - 62965299
markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCTION / DIRECTOR

Kerstin Höckel
GEIST&BLITZE Filmproduktion
Saarbrücker Straße 24 | Haus D
10405 Berlin, Germany
office@geistundblitze.de
www.diebuergschaft.com
www.geistundblitze.de