EFP presents Tim Fehlbaum (Germany) at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

European Directors 2012

Basel-born Fehlbaum trained at Munich's prestigious film and television academy HFF where his atmospheric short AM FLAUCHER attracted the attention of German producer Thomas Wöbke, who fast-tracked Fehlbaum's gripping, visually impressive debut, the post-apocalyptic thriller HELL. Pic nabbed the Young German Cinema Award for Best Director at the Munich fest. Alissa Simon, Variety


Category: Feature Film
Director: Tim Fehlbaum
Country: Germany, Switzerland
Year: 2011
Length: 90'
Production Status: completed


Tim Fehlbaum marks his directing debut with this tightly crafted post-apocalyptic survival tale that makes up in conviction what it lacks in originality. The story of a quartet battling marauders while searching for water on a parched Earth of the near-future makes nods to Planet of the Apes, Mad Max, Deliverance and scores of other pics.
It's 2016, and the world is a desiccated wasteland following a massive spike in global warming. Those who survive are either resourceful or violent, and sometimes both. Marie (Hannah Herzsprung), her younger sis Leonie (Lisa Vicari) and b.f. Phillip (Lars Eidinger) are in a car heading to the mountains in hopes of finding water. At a ruined gas station, they have a tense standoff with the wiry Tom (Stipe Erceg) before settling into a wary peace when they realize he's clever and practical.

Alissa Simon, Variety

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