A Film by Marco Gadge



Germany, at the end of WWII. The Red Army fight for every inch of ground in the streets of the city. Greta and her family are hiding in a cellar hoping for mercy. Greta’s father, however, intuits for a very good reason that the Soviets will take brutal revenge. The short film “Irgendwer” (“Someone”) shows that a beginning is still possible, always and everywhere. The film is based on a true story.


  • Picture of Marco Gadge © Tom Dachs

    Marco Gadge

    Marco Gadge (born 21.03.1971) is a German film director and screenwriter. In 1990 he moved from his home village Wefensleben to Magdeburg. For the first time, he came into contact with the medium of film. In Magdeburg he realized his first short films and music videos. In 1997, Marco moved to Leipzig for love and worked as a post-production assistant for a Leipzig film production. From 2001 onwards, Marco moved on to the script / continuity and directing direction to be closer to the direct emergence of the films. Throughout the time, Marco has made several short film projects, which have been successful at around one hundred fifty film festivals around the world and have also won several prizes. Marco is currently working intensively on the realization of his first long film. At the same time, he regularly directs the production of various television productions.

Awards + Festivals

  • 31st EDMONTON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Edmonton, Canada)September 28, 2017
  • 38th BIBERACH FILMFESTSPIELE (Official Selection, Biberach, Germany)October 31, 2017
  • 5th EKADESHMA INT'L SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kathmandu, Nepal)November 16, 2017
  • NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARD (Competition, North Carolina, USA)November 16, 2017
  • NEAR NAZARETH FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Israel)December 13, 2017
  • 7th IRVINE INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Costa Mesa, CA, USA)January 25, 2018
  • ARTFOOLS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Larissa, Greece)February 4, 2018
  • 19th LANDSHUTER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Landshut, Germany)March 14, 2018
  • 20th MECAL, BARCELONA INTERNATIONAL SHORT AND ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 15, 2018
  • 1st SUKHUM INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sukhum, Russia)April 2, 2018
  • 16th OAKLAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Oakland, CA, USA)April 3, 2018
  • 19th CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jackson, MS, USA)April 12, 2018
  • 30th FILMFEST DRESDEN (Regional Focus, Dresden, Germany)April 17, 2018
    28th FILMKUNSTFEST MV (Official Selection, Schwerin, Germany)May 1, 2018
  • 3th ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Italy)May 4, 2018
  • 5th FESTIVAL OF NATIONS 2018 (Official Selection, Lenzing, Austria)May 18, 2018
  • 13th HOBOKEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, NJ, USA)May 18, 2018
  • MIAMI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (German Short Film Night, Miami, FL, USA)May 23, 2018
  • 3rd KURZFILMFESTIVAL GÖTTINGEN 2018 (Official Selection, Göttingen, Germany)May 24, 2018
  • 20th SHORT SHORTS FILM FESTIVAL & ASIA ("War & Power to Live" program, Tokyo, Japan)May 31, 2018
  • 2nd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2018
    PORTO 7 - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Porto, Portugal)June 13, 2018
  • ZEITIMPULS KURZFILMWETTBEWERB (Official Selection, Vienna, Austria)June 18, 2018
  • 7th CARDIFF MINI SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Cardiff, UK)June 22, 2018
  • 3rd REALTIME INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ikeja, Nigeria)June 24, 2018
  • 2nd SANTIAGO DEL ESTERO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Santiago del Estero, Argentina)June 26, 2018
  • 12th BIG SUR INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM SCREENING SERIES (Official Selection, Bir Sur, CA, USA)July 7, 2018
  • 10th MARFA FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Marfa, Texas, USA)July 10, 2018
  • 5th KO:SH FILM FEST - INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tirana, Albania)July 17, 2018
  • 1st SIREN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Abruzzo, Italy)July 26, 2018
  • 10th MALTA SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Malta)August 1, 2018
  • 3rd SHORTS: INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Slovenj Gradec, Slovenia)August 2, 2018
    18th BLISSFEST333 INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Denver, CO, USA)August 25, 2018
  • 12th KINOFEST INTERNATIONAL DIGITAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Bucharest, Romania)September 1, 2018
  • 12th FILMSALAT SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Verden/Aller, Germany)September 7, 2018
    1st ENNESIMO FILM FESTIVAL - PHILOSOPHY FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Sassuolo, Italy)September 15, 2018
  • 3rd REVOLUTION ME FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New York, USA)September 21, 2018
  • 1st ADRIATIC FILM FESTIVAL 2018 (Official Selection, Francavilla al Mare, Italy)September 28, 2018
  • BALTIC FILM ART FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lübeck, Germany)September 29, 2018
  • 11th FILMZEITKAUFBEUREN (Official Selection, Irsee, Germany)October 1, 2018
  • 4th SPITZIALE (Official Selection, Espelkamp, Germany)October 5, 2018
  • 3rd ROYAL STARR FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Royal Oak, MI, USA)October 11, 2018
    7th VISIONI CORTE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Minturno, Latina, Italy)October 15, 2018
  • 19th KERRY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Kerry, Ireland)October 17, 2018
    DEUTSCHER MENSCHENRECHTS-FILMPREIS 2018 (Official Selection, Nuremberg, Germany)October 25, 2018
  • 19th INTERNATIONAL IZMIR SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Izmir, Turkey)October 30, 2018
    EAT MY SHORTS - HAGENER KURZFILMFESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hagen, Germany)November 8, 2018
    17th REGGIO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Reggio Emilia, Italy)November 10, 2018
  • 11th AMARCORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rimini, Italy)November 14, 2018
  • 4th RED CARPET HUMAN RIGHTS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gaza, Gaza Strip)November 22, 2018
  • INTERNATIONAL USAK WINGED SEAHORSE SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Ankara, Turkey)December 10, 2018
  • 1st KAARYAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Jaipur, India)December 28, 2018
  • 5th BEESTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Beeston Nottingham, United Kingdom)March 13, 2019
  • 16th CLAM - CATALONIA SOCIAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Navarcles, Barcelona, Spain)May 2, 2019
  • 5th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nicosia, Cyprus)May 6, 2019
  • 3rd INDEPENDENT POLITICAL/ACTIVISM SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Athens, Greece)May 9, 2019
  • RADICAL FRAME SHORT FILM SERIES (Official Selection, Berlin, Germany)May 21, 2019
  • 51st FOTOGRAMMA D'ORO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Messina, ME, Italy)May 22, 2019
    3rd OKOTOKS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Alberta, Canada)May 31, 2019
  • 8th PROKUPLJE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Prokplje, Serbia)June 6, 2019
  • 2nd UNKNOWN FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Russia)June 8, 2019
  • 6th MIND THE INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Plovidv, Bulgaria)June 14, 2019
  • ANABELLE MUNRO’S MOST IMPORTANT FILMS (Official Selection, Las Vegas, USA)July 26, 2019
  • 8th SLUM FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Nairobi, Kenya)August 23, 2019
  • 2nd TWIN TIERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Norwich, NY, USA)September 20, 2019
    5th MONTELUPO FIORENTINO INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Montelupo Fiorentino, Italy)October 26, 2019
  • AARETALER KURZFILMTAGE (Official Selection, Trimstein, Switzerland)November 15, 2019



Marco Gadge, René Jacob
Mike Brandin, Francis Fulton-Smith, Marco Gadge
Marco Gadge
Director of Photography
Niklas Hoffmann
Art Direction
Maria Nickol
Costume Design
Nadine Kremeier
Martin Witte
René Jacob
Sound Design
Bernd Göbel
Konstantin Kemnitz


Running Time
14:30 min.
Shooting Format
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
Dolby 5.1



Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068


In One Media
Mike Brandin
Tiecksraße 3
04275 Leipzig, Germany

+49 (0)341 4626270


Marco Gadge

+49 (0)171 7045253