Hikikomori – Leben durch die Linse

A Film by Mickey Paatzsch, Arkadij Khaet and Leonard Ostermeier

Synopsis

HIKIKOMORI –LIFE THROUGH THE LENS

Nino (27) is what is called a Hikikomori – a young person kept in the stranglehold of self-doubt and fear of failing. Seclusively, Nino lives the life of a hermit in an anonymous apartment block where he enjoys the safety of his isolation. His passion for photography is the only thing enabling Nino to leave his self-imposed isolation. In the safety of night’s darkness, he explores the empty streets on his motorbike – always searching for the next motif and always all alone.

Director

  • Picture of Mickey Paatzsch, Arkadij Khaet and Leonard Ostermeier © Mickey Paatzsch, Arkadij Khaet and Leonard Ostermeier

    Mickey Paatzsch, Arkadij Khaet and Leonard Ostermeier

    The directors Mickey Paatzsch, Arkadij Khaet and Leonard Ostermeier (from left to right) were born about 1990. They first met at the Macromedia University of Applied Sciences after their graduation from high school. During their undergraduate studies in Film and Television in Cologne, they collaborated on various film projects and established the production company Freigeist|Film, where they started to create their own short films. HIKIKOMORI is the result of a unique collaboration of all three directors: they developed the screenplay, directed the film and edited the footage as a team. Mickey, Arkadij and Leonard live in different German cities. They study, work and make movies.

Awards + Festivals

  • 38th FILMFESTIVAL MAX-OPHÜLS-PREIS (Worldpremiere, Competition Medium length movie, Saarbrücken, Germany) January 25, 2017
  • 1st BUDDHA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 10, 2017
  • 23rd PALM SPRINGS INT'L SHORTFEST AND FILM MARKET (Film Market, Palm Springs, CA, USA)June 20, 2017
  • 2nd CIUDAD DEL ESTE INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ciudad del Este, Paraguay)September 19, 2017
  • BALTIC FILM ART FESTIVAL 2017 (Official Selection, Lübeck, Germany)September 29, 2017
  • 27th FILMFESTIVAL COTTBUS (Competition, U18 - Deutsch-Polnisch-Tschechischer Jugendfilm Germany)November 7, 2017
  • 1st BLUE DANUBE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Vienna)November 21, 2017
  • 16th FILMZ - FESTIVAL DES DEUTSCHEN KINOS (Sektion: Mittellanger Film, Mainz, Germany)November 28, 2017
  • 2nd CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)December 24, 2017
  • 3rd NEW RENAISSANCE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Amsterdam, The Netherlands)March 1, 2018
  • GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, India)March 24, 2018
  • UND BITTE! KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hannover, Germany)April 6, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 31st FINÁLE PLZEN (Official Selection, Plzeň, Czech Republic)April 19, 2018
  • 6th FRONT RANGE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Longmont, CO, USA)April 27, 2018
  • 8th DADA SAHEB PHALKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)April 30, 2018

Crew

Screenplay
Arkadij Khaet, Leonard Ostermeier, Mickey Paatzsch
Producer
Clara Schlicker, Melinda Pacariz
Directors
Arkadij Khaet, Leonard Ostermeier, Mickey Paatzsch
Director of Photography
Julian Borgmann
Art Direction
Arkadij Khaet, Leonard Ostermeier, Mickey Paatzsch
Costume Design
Laura Yen Alswede, Henrike Hupptersberg
Sound
Andreas Herrmann
Editor
Arkadij Khaet, Leonard Ostermeier, Mickey Paatzsch
Sound Design
Michael Lotz
Music
Valter Lima

Details

Running Time
30 mins
Shooting Format
1080p prores
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,35/ Cinemascope
Sound
2.0 Stereo, 5.1 Surround

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTORS

Freigeist|Film Gbr
Arkadij Khaet, Leonard Ostermeier, Mickey Paatzsch
Königswinterstr. 24
50939 Köln, Germany
+49 (0) 1778213214

film@freigeist-film.de