Filmstill To Cut A Long Story Short

Open Campus
Summer term 2022
To Cut A Long Story Short
30 Years HfG Film Festival

To Cut A Long Story Short

  • To Cut A Long Story Short
  • Experimental
  • Germany
  • 2021
  • Director: Minh Anh Nguyen
  • 71 min
  • DCP
  • Original Version with english Subtitles
  • with Nick Alexander Pasveer, Norhild Reinicke, Hannah Bröder

The opera singer presents the success of her speed diet and gives helpful tips for follow-up problems. The reserved brunette meets the charismatic macho who tries to lure her out of the net of her insecurity. Their joint odyssey leads them to a deserted island, to a swimming pool at night and into a Dionysian bathroom. Too bad she’s a fish who’s afraid of the sea. The redheads meet on the dance floor and speak as if from the same mouth. Magic carries them away, but why, of all things, does the schizophrenic have to show up in the jungle? And then there is the night porter, who is secretly dancing in the hotel’s staff toilet. He obviously has a crush on the pretty waitress from the diner around the corner, but while he’s ogling her over the covers of his Camus book, the stranger suddenly appears and everyone takes a different direction …

Filmgespräch mit Regisseurin Minh Anh Nguyen und Produzent Kevin Beckmann. Moderiert von Laura Morcillo.