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31 Ratings


Directed by Veit Helmer
Germany, 1995


While his lover is sleeping, a man assembles around her a Rube Goldberg collection of malevolent-looking implements. Then he leaves and lights the fuse…

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Awards & Festivals

Cannes Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Small Golden Rail

Chicago International Film Festival

1996 | Winner: Best Narrative Short Film (Silver Hugo)

Seattle International Film Festival

1995 | Winner: Best Short Film