Vive la mort

A Film by Thomas A. Welte

Synopsis

1945. After an anonymous tip, Wehrmacht deserter Paul Gmeiner is questioned by the French occupation and accused of the murder of a resistance fighter. Under interrogation, he must prove his own version of the events and refute the false accusations.

Director

  • Picture of Thomas A. Welte © Simona Obholzer

    Thomas A. Welte

    is a writer and director. His debut was celebrated with the play “Chaos Panic Hysteria.” It was followed by several short films and the full length documentary, S' LÄNDLE – IDEAL WORLD. In 2012, Welte published his first novel “The Glass Diamond.” For the play “The Interrogation,” he received the Work Grant for literature by the BMUKK and the Studio Grant in Paliano from Vorarlberg. “The Interrogation” premiered in 2013 at Theater Kosmos in Bregenz and was included in the publishing program Kaiserverlage. Welte’s other achievements include the laywright Grant of the Bundeskanzleramt in 2014, the premier of the piece “Moustache” (written and directed) in Theater Kosmos, the founding of the Theaterfestival Shakespeare Am Berg in 2015, as well as the translation and Production of Macbeth. The author lives and works in Vienna and Vorarlberg.

Awards + Festivals

  • 13th CORTO CREATIVO SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Mexico)August 31, 2016
  • 21st PORTOBELLO FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, UK)September 1, 2016
  • 4th INDIAN CINE FILM FESTIVAL 2016 (Official Selection, Mumbai, India)September 18, 2016
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    11th ANNUAL HAMILTON FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hamilton, Canada)November 5, 2016
  • *FOUNDERS AWARD* *OUTSTANDING ACTRESS* *OUTSTANDING DIRECTOR*
    NORTH CAROLINA FILM AWARDS 2016 (Official Selection, USA)December 19, 2016
  • 6th WINTER FILM AWARDS INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Feature Film Competition, New York, USA)February 23, 2017
  • *BEST SCREENPLAY*
    2nd FEMUCIQ FESTIVAL MUNDIAL DE CINE INDEPENDIENTE DE QUITO (Official Selection, Quito, Ecuador)March 7, 2017
  • *3rd BEST FEATURE FILM*
    1st FESTIVAL DE CINE DE SAN LORENZO (Official Selection, Paraguay)April 14, 2017
  • *BEST FEATURE FILM*
    2nd ACTION&ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL MOVIEPARK (Official Selection, Los Angeles, California, USA)April 21, 2017
  • 12th HOBOKEN INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Greenwood Lake, NY, USA)May 19, 2017
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST FEATURE FILM & BEST DIRECTOR*
    PICKURFLICK INDIE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, New Delhi, India)May 20, 2017
  • 3rd MONTEVIDEO WORLD FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Uruguay)July 13, 2017

Crew

Screenplay
Thomas A. Welte
Producer
Thomas A. Welte
Director
Thomas A. Welte
Director of Photography
Michael Schindegger
Art Direction
Mandy Hanke
Costume Design
Nicole Wehinger
Sound
Gregor Rasek
Editor
Reilly MacGuffin
Sound Design
Wolfgang Dorninger
Music
Maximilian K. Unützer

Details

Running Time
107:51
Shooting Format
HD/1:2,39
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
1:2,39
Sound
Stereo

Contact

DISTRIBUTION /FILM AGENCY

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

DIRECTOR/ PRODUCTIONCOMPANY

Pegaphant Films
Thomas A. Welte
office@pegaphant.com
www.pegaphant.com
https://www.facebook.com/Vive-la-mort-
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