THE CURTAIN (2015/2016)

High Definition Video with Sound
Duration: 09:15 min
Aspect Ratio 2:1 Cinemascope, Stereo

Synopsis

A small, smoky theatre. Lost in thought, the audience takes its seats under a pall of silence. During a period of waiting and inactivity, the camera roams from one person to the next. All that the spectators register from the narrative moments is induced solely by the figures’ body language. It becomes apparent that their reduced facial expressions and gestures are conveying cloaked emotional tensions. The veil of emotions is dispelled by the entrance of a singer, whose song sets the guests in a state of deep emotion.

Screenings

• European Media Art Festival Osnabrueck
• Weltkunstzimmer Duesseldorf

Cast&Crew

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY
Orson Hentschel

CAST

PERFORMER
Holger Steen

SMOKING MAN
Benett Gotsche

SMOKING WOMAN
Ulrike Knobloch

MAN WITH YOUNG WOMAN
Günther Heitzmann

YOUNG WOMAN
Signe Zurmühlen

BOYFRIEND OF YOUNG PAIR
Sami Reichenbach

GIRLFRIEND OF YOUNG PAIR
Laurence Weitzig

OLD LADY
Elisabeth von Bodnarovicz Conte

CAMERA

CAMERAOPERATOR
Alexander Kühn

ASSISTANT CAMERA
Simon Stimberg

LIGHT

GAFFER
Björn Mauder

MUSIC AND SOUND

MUSIC BY
Orson Hentschel

SONG "LICHT" WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY
Holger Steen aka "Tulip, die singende Tulpe" (Steen, Hartz, Jansen)

SOUND RECORDIST
Torsten Büttner, Moritz Laux

SOUND MIXING
Stephan Vester

POST PRODUCTION

VISUAL EFFECTS
Alexander Shkolnikov

EDITOR
Orson Hentschel

CREW

Set MANAGER
Christine Marzi

ASSISTANT OF ACTORS
Elvira Axt

HAIR&MAKE UP
Die Maske

DATA WRANGLER
Sebastian Saffenreuter

CATERING
Franziska Wolf