Screencap 49°59'N / 8°14'E
Acting, cinema, filme, Kurzfilm, short film

49°59’N / 8°14’E (2002)

Usually just called “49 degrees”, this is a 3 minute short, shot for the 2002 Hamburg International Short Film Festival‘s “3-minute quickie” competition. In 2002, the topic was “thirst”. I’m in this film with Roland Goulsbra, who, tragically, recently died of a sudden heart attack. This is, I think, Sebastian Linke’s only film to date that was shot exclusively in English. Roland and I were mostly improvising the dialogue of the two hallucinating castaways.

I tried to convince Sebastian to add a voiceover with parts of dialogues from Georg Büchner’s play “Danton’s Death” that would have heavily politicised the film, but it was too far from what he wanted with his film. Maybe one day I’ll do on my own…

You can find more info on the film (in German) on Sebastians student webpage