Die Verwandlung

A Film by Igor Plischke

Synopsis

THE METAMORPHOSIS

Gregor Samsa is an attractive, agile and successful young man. He earns a lot of money, works in the Berlin-based start-up industry and has a beautiful girlfriend, Claudia. His daily routine is clocked through to perfection, he gives everything for his job, does sports and eats healthily. Actually, he’s going to achieve everything of which most young people seem to dream, but under the surface his life and confidence begin to slowly slip away.

Director

  • Picture of Igor Plischke © Benedikt Hugendubel

    Igor Plischke

    In 2011 Igor Plischke completed his studies in German Literature / Theatre Studies and Political Science at the Stuttgart University with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
    Besides internships at the 20th Century Fox Berlin / Schulze and Heyen film PR and the film production company Von Fiessbach Film he played in several short films (Film Academy Baden-Württemberg / Vienna Film Academy). In 2013 he shot his first directoral debut IMPULSE, which premiered 2014 at the renowned festival Max-Ophüls-Preis, starring the two-time German film award winner Frederick Lau.
    THE METHAMORPHOSIS followed in 2015 as a loose adaptation of Kafkas Novella. This short film was made in co-production with the German TV-Channel Bayerischer Rundfunk and funded by the Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg. It will be distributed in schools in collaboration with Lingua Video.
    Both films were supported by the well-known German film director Marco Kreuzpaintner as Executive Producer and Dario Suter (DCM) joined the production team of THE METHAMORPHOSIS.
    At the moment Plischke is writing on his his first feature film and working together with the producer Saralisa Volm (THE METHAMORPHOSIS) on their second short film FOUR FRIENDS (AT).

Awards + Festivals

  • 49th INTERNATIONALE HOFER FILMTAGE (Competition, Germany)October 20, 2015
  • 12th ACHTUNG BERLIN – NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Competition “Made in Berlin-Brandenburg”, Germany)April 13, 2016
  • 18th INT’L FILM FESTIVAL OF DETECTIVE FILMS DETECTIVEFEST (Official Selection, Moscow, Russia)April 20, 2016
  • DEUTSCHER KAMERAPREIS 2016 / GERMAN CAMERA AWARD 2016 (Nomination in “Short Film” Category, Cologne, Germany)June 18, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FIM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • *NOMINIERUNG MITTELLANGE SPIELFILME*
    FIRST STEPS AWARD 2016 (Competition, Berlin, Germany) September 19, 2016
  • FLIMMERZIMMER #30 (Screening, Berlin, Germany)September 22, 2016
  • *NOMINATION: BEST SHORT FILM*
    GERMAN HUMAN RIGHTS FILM AWARD 2016 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)December 10, 2016
  • LISTED IN THE CATALOGUE „GERMAN SHORT FILMS 2016“ (AG KURZFILM – GERMAN SHORT FILM ASSOCIATION)

Trailer

Crew

Director & Screenplay
Igor Plischke
Producer
Saralisa Volm, Patrick Volm-Dettenbach
Director of Photography
Benedikt Hugendubel
Editor
Benedikt Hugendubel / Steve Leonhardt
Sound Design & Music
Hearoes

Details

Running Time
29:55
Shooting Format
HD
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
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

POISON GmbH
Saralisa Volm
Greifswalder Str. 2
10405 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 - 42804425
mobil +49 (0) 172 - 6626622
saralisa@poison-berlin.com