For Ruben, every day is like the next. Isolated from the outside world, he lives with his father Gabriel in a forest house. The only thing he is allowed to do is play with his doll. One morning, through his bedroom window, he hears some children telling scary stories about his father. Gradually, Ruben begins to question his father's behavior and decides to defy Gabriel's strict rules.
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Opening film at Kurzfilmnacht on Tour 2016
"Best Set Design" at Grand Off in Warsaw 2016
ClujShorts Trophy 2017
Best Cinematography Award am Nickel Festival 2017
Genre: Short film fantasy drama
Shooting: March / April 2015
Completion: September 2015
Length: 18 Min.
Subtitles: de, eng, fr
Format: 4K Digital / DCP 2K
Production: Filmgerberei GmbH
Co-Production: SRF Schweizer Radio und Fernsehen
Producers: Flavio Gerber & Nadine Lüchinger
Author & director: Ares Ceylan
Camera: Andi Widmer
Set Design: Lisa Bruggmann & Fabian Lüscher
Edit: Yasmin Joerg
Score: Roman Lerch, Dominik Blumer, Thomi Christ
Sound Design: Christof Steinmann
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