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Stillstand

STILLSTAND deals with a tragic story that took place in an abandoned cellulose factory near Solothurn. Two friends take us back in time and talk about the day, their lives changed. Once belonging to the biggest branch of industry in Switzerland, the esteemed factory had to shut down and some hundred people lost their jobs. David, a young outgoing and all in all happy seeming guy, left the company in 2007, after finishing his apprenticeship at the factory. He returned two years later to find an empty and deserted structure. In a place that was once filled with life he had decided to end his. With the help of his two best friends, we get to know the person that was David, the hole he left behind and we’re taken on a journey through one of the biggest industrial facilities in Switzerland.

Credits

Directed by: Dennis Stauffer, Pascal Reinmann
Written by: Dennis Stauffer, Pascal Reinmann

World Premiere: January 2014
Original Version: Swiss-German (german/english subtitles), colour, DCP, 17 min.

Production: Zürcher Hochschule der Künste ZHdK

Cinematography: Dennis Stauffer, Pascal Reinmann
Editing: Dennis Stauffer, Pascal Reinmann
Location Sound Mix: Dennis Stauffer, Pascal Reinmann
Sound Design: Dennis Stauffer
Rerecording Sound Mix: Gregg Skerman
Special Effects: Pascal Reinmann

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Screenings

33rd Uppsala International Short Film Festival

Where: Uppsala, Sweden
When: 20.-26 October 2014

12.shnit SWISS MADE 2014

Where: Bern, Switzerland
When: 8.-12 October 2014

Aktionstage Psychische Gesundheit Kanton Solothurn

Where: Olten, Switzerland
When: 24. October 2014

12.In The Palace International Short Film Festival

Where: Balchik, Bulgaria
When: 28. June – 07. July 2014

49.Solothurner Filmtage

Where: Solothurn, Switzerland
When: 23.-30. January 2014

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