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Der Riss
Short Film, AT 2022, Farbe, 53 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2023

Director, Script: Paul Ertl
Cast: Berta Kammer, Philipp Hochmair, Eva Maria Marold, Markus Schleinzer, Max Ortner, Johannes Deckenbach
Camera: Lukas Schöffel
Editor: Paul Eckhart
Location Sound: Lisa Puchner
Music: Bernd Jungmair
Production Design: Fabian Liszt
Costumes: Alexandra Elsbacher
Additional Credits: Maske: Emese Torma
Producers: Marija Burtscher
Production: Filmakademie Wien


Eighty-year-old Mrs. Pospisil lives alone in her old apartment. She actually gets along quite well there, but her worried son wants to put her in a nursing home. When she discovers an inexplicable crack in the wall, she begins to doubt her own sanity—and her life once again experiences a delightful surreal twist. Paul Ertl’s medium-length feature film is horror with a touch of romantic comedy. Casual, clever, and disturbing.

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