Archive of films Gray Zone / Grauzone

2003, 18 min

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Year: 2004

A young man, his mentaly handicapped brother, a car accident and a dead body...


Following a car accident, the body of a boy lies dead on a rain-drenched country road. When George runs over the body, he believes himself to be responsible for the boy’s death. He tries to flee accompanied by his mentally disabled brother, but is caught by the police... 

About the director

Karl Bretschneider (b.1980, Vienna) began drawing comics at the age of nine and made his first shorts when he was 11 years old. In 1999 he was accepted to Vienna’s Film Academy, majoring in editing. Three years later he also enrolled in the directing program. Gray Zone was his graduation film.


Filmakademie Wien
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About the film

Color, 35 mm

Section: Forum of Independents - Competition
Director: Karl Bretschneider
Screenplay: Karl Bretschneider
Dir. of Photography: Christian Haak
Music: Enis Rotthoff
Editor: Michael Schubert
Producer: Karl Bretschneider
Production: Filmakademie Wien
Cast: Georg Friedrich, Martin Philadelphy, Ali Aton Nouri, Birgit Staubert
Contact: Filmakademie Wien


Constanze Schumann

Christian Haake

Peter Janecek


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