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.
Interfilmpreis | Max Ophuels Preis Festival, Saarbruecken, Germany, 2010
CAST & CREW
Jan Fischer, Mehran Foroughi, L. Alexander Metz, Olaf Saumer, Till Schmerbeck
Martin Saumer, Olaf Saumer
Director of Photography
Klaus Dieter Bange, Thomas Bugert, Oliver Knieps, Harro Kobzik
Udo Baumhögger, Uwe Baumhögger, Tobias Böhm, Olaf Saumer
Klaus Dieter Bange, Hildegard Schroedter, Katja Götz, Mathieu Süsstrunk, Arne Gottschling, Christian Heiner Wolf, Andrea Cleven
Kunsthochschule Kassel, Tagträumerfilm
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.
Silent Water (2004), Little Annabelle (2006), The Oldest Video Store In The World (2007), Suicide Club (2010)