Dünnes Eis

A Film by Alexander Herzog


The short film “Thin Ice” shows the story of a person in the tension between longing for a ordinary live and the inability to integrate socially. A woman in her late 50s starts watching a family from a hiding place in the front yard at night. In the further course of the plot we develop a very immediate feeling for the biographical reasons and the reality of a person at the very edge of society. The futile attempts and the inability to integrate professionally and socially, lead to an escape into the seemingly perfect world of family life. She escapes in her imagination further into total security, which turns out to be a fatal miscalculation.


  • Picture of Alexander Herzog © Alexander Herzog

    Alexander Herzog

    Alexander Herzog studied at the HDK University of Arts in Berlin from 1992 to 1999. During those years he realized several experimental films and music videos. He studied abroad at the Central Saint Martins College in London. Since 1997 he has been directing commercial, music promos and experimental films, working for production companies such as Radical Media, Stink and Trigger Happy Productions. Many of his films were screened in festivals around the world.
    His film “Stadt und Mensch” was shown in the Royal Opera in London. Since 2012 he teaches Motion Pictures at the Hochschule Darmstadt – University of Applied Sciences. In 2018 he realized his first narrative short film "Thin Ice“.

Awards + Festivals

  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
  • 11th ARIZONA UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tucson, AZ, USA)September 14, 2018
  • 5th WORLD OF FILM INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL GLASGOW (Official Selection, Glasgow, UK)October 4, 2018
  • PARIS LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL ONLINE (Official Selection, Paris, France)October 29, 2018
  • 5th SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, San Bruno, CA, USA)November 1, 2018
  • ALCINE - FESTIVAL DE CINE DE ALCALÁ DE HENARES (Official Selection, Madrid, Spain)November 9, 2018
  • 5th TAMPA BAY UNDERGROUND FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tampa, FL, USA)December 6, 2018
  • BEYOND EARTH FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kolkata, India)December 22, 2018
  • 3rd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 29, 2018
  • 11th JAIPUR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)January 18, 2019
  • 1st INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL OF SRIGANGANAGAR (Official Selection, Sriganganagar, India)January 19, 2019
  • 10th BERLIN LIFT-OFF FILM FESTIVAL (Official Online Selection, Berlin, Germany)February 4, 2019
  • 4th RAPIDLION - THE SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 1, 2019
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL LANDAU LA.MEKO (Official Selection, Landau, Germany)April 7, 2019
  • 15th ACHTUNG BERLIN - NEW BERLIN FILM AWARD (Official Competition “'Made in Berlin-Brandenburg”, Berlin, Germany)April 10, 2019
  • 4th KLEINKAAP SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Centurion, South Africa)August 4, 2019


Alexander Herzog
Alexander Herzog
Patrick Zeller
Director of Photography
Ralf K. Dobrick
Art Direction
Katharina Pfeiffer
Costume Design
Anke Wahnbeck
Richard Blaha
Alexander Herzog
Sound Design
Bernd Norbert Würtz
Bernd Norbert Würtz


Running Time
24 min
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio



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