Suicide Club
Suicide Club

Suicide Club

Director Olaf Saumer

Production year 2010

Length 96min.

Country Germany

SYNOPSIS

At sunrise five people meet on a highrise rooftop in order to leap to their deaths. Five completely different mind sets. None of them knows about the other as to why they want to terminate their lives so abruptly. They don't even know each other's names. The only bond that ties them together in a tragic and bizarre way is knowing that at any minute they are about to jump. But a chain reaction of absurd situations is unfolding forcing them to spend a whole day waiting up on the roof until sundown. They are stranded on an island, their own parallel universe surrounded by and cut off from the hustle of the city. Initial dislike and rejection of one another eventually turns into an unforeseen alliance. All five of them experience a day they won't ever forget.

Awards

Interfilmpreis | Max Ophuels Preis Festival, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2010

CAST & CREW

Olaf Saumer
Olaf Saumer

Director

Producer(s)

Jan Fischer, Mehran Foroughi, L. Alexander Metz, Olaf Saumer, Till Schmerbeck

Script

Martin Saumer, Olaf Saumer

Director of Photography

Thomas Förster

Music by

Klaus Dieter Bange, Thomas Bugert, Oliver Knieps, Harro Kobzik

Sound

Udo Baumhögger, Uwe Baumhögger, Tobias Böhm, Olaf Saumer

Edit

Olaf Saumer

Cast

Klaus Dieter Bange, Hildegard Schroedter, Katja Götz, Mathieu Süsstrunk, Arne Gottschling, Christian Heiner Wolf, Andrea Cleven

Production company(ies)

Kunsthochschule Kassel, Tagträumerfilm

Olaf Saumer

Born 1976, Kassel, Germany. After having successfully completed an apprenticeship in a company and after having taken a degree in administration and economics he went on to study film directing at the Department of Visual Communication at the Kunsthochschule Kassel. His first short, called Silent Waters, is a dreamy musical comedy. Saumer's another short film Little Annabelle was widely acclaimed within the German film community resulting in a successful festival run. In all of his films so far, Olaf Saumer was, aside from directing, also responsible for writing, producing, and editing. His thesis film Suicide Club is his first feature length film.


Filmography

Silent Water (2004), Little Annabelle (2006), The Oldest Video Store In The World (2007), Suicide Club (2010)

FILMS 2011