English title: The Cockroach Year: 2012 Length: 00:17:25 Categories: Film / TV / Video, animation film, feature film
Project type: Diplom
A German man is visiting Bulgaria to meet his possible future wife for the first time. He has a culture shock in an unlicensed taxi. A young Bulgarian boy is having a hard day in his suburbia. The boy's mother has been preparing a traditional Bulgarian soup. She is trying her best with her hairstyle, dress-up and make-up. The boy comes home, the mother has been waiting for him. While the two are having a little family clash in the hallway, the doorbell rings. It is the German man. The two adults try to build a conversation at the dining table. It is not working, because of the language barrier between them. The boy is eating the soup and observing the situation. Suddenly he spots a cockroach crawling on the guest's sleeve. Is this meeting going to become a disaster? Or maybe there still is a chance to become a family? This short film is an observation of a situation, where people with different cultures meet. This film is set in Bulgaria, and such stories are found everywhere in our global world.
Regie und Buch: Stephan Ganoff Kamera: Enno Endlicher Schauspiel: Holger Stolz, Kamilla Kuczynski, Ivailo Atanasov Ton: Tim Elzer Schnitt: Florian Heinzen-Ziob Betreuung Montage: Rita Schwarze Produktionsleitung: Ekaterina Voinova-Mennes Produktionsleiter und -beratung: Christof Groos Tonmischung: Ralf Schipke
Prof. Lars Büchel, Prof. Raimund Krumme, Dr. Margarete Wach
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.
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