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

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A Movie, With Me.

It might come as a shock to you, my gentle readers, but from time to time I do act in student short films. And as this week saw the premieres of two more recent productions, I thought to myself ‘why not experiment with streaming media and put an older one on the web?’
And so I did. Clicking on the image below takes you to a realmedia-encoded version of a largely improvised short film by Sebastian Linke called “49 degrees”, shot in English for and shown at the Hamburg International Film Festival in June 2002. The film was part of the category “thee minute quickie”. A category named after the length of the films shown rather than their content… As for the content, the theme the “quickies” had to deal with in 2002 was “thirst”.
For those who can’t remember what I look like – or have never seen me -, I am “Robbespierre aka the guy who doesn’t drink” ;).

49 degrees