THE SHIRT

DAS HEMD | THE SHIRT (2010)

05 min. | fiction | dffb & arte

A wedding ceremony. The Men’s Room. Two men squeeze to fit into one of the small booths. Father and son. Between them: An Undershirt. A touching, understated look at a father/son relationship and the foibles of human nature.


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Synopsis


A Wedding Ceremony. The Men’s room. Two men squeeze to fit into one of the small booths. Walter (62) and Markus (28). Father and Son. Markus timidly asks his laidback father to take off his undershirt that is showing very visible under his shirt. “No one wears those anymore.” He feels embarrassed for his father. Walter is relaxed and does as Markus asks him to.
But when his old father is standing in front of him – half-naked – Markus realises the absurdity of the situation and his own behaviour.


Review


Zu den herrausragenden Beiträgen bei den Realfilmen gehören (…) vor allem Jonas Rothlaenders „Das Hemd“ (dffb Berlin), der es mühelos schafft, eine bewegende Geschichte in nur sechs Minuten zu erzählen. Auch bei ihm geht es um eine Kontroverse zwischen Alt und Jung, zwischen Vater und Sohn in einer absurden Situation und um verschüttete familiäre Liebe.

BLICKPUNKT FILM (16. Mai 2011)


Festivals


44. Hof International Film Festival
52. Nordische Filmtage Lübeck
5. Winterfilmnacht Attenkirchen
1. Next-Generation Kurzfilmrolle Cannes 2011
16. Milano Film Festival
47. Chicago International Film Festival
7. International Short Film Festival Detmold
22. Internationales Filmfest Emden – Norderney
13. Festival de Cine Alemán Madrid
40. Lubuskie Lato Filmowe
Open-Air Filmfest Weiterstadt
Kunstgriff Filmfestival Heide
10. Open St. Petersburg Student Film Festival
11. Festival de Cine Alemán Buenos Aires
Guilin Innovation & Creative Culture Festival (China)
German Film Festival Estonia
Frankfurter Buchmesse 2011
In-Short Film Festival Lagos
27. Warsaw Film Festival
16. Festival du Cinéma Allemand Paris
10. Festival of German Films in Moscow, St. Petersburg, Novosibirsk
International Short Film Festival ZUBROFFKA – Bialystok
goEast Filmfestival Wiesbaden
KINO!2012 New Cinema from Germany at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

Diverse TV-Broadcasting on arte & WDR


Cast


Johannes Allmayer
Michael Schweighöfer


Crew


director
Jonas Rothlaender

screenplay
Sebastian Bleyl & Jonas Rothlaender

cinematography
Alexander Haßkerl

producer
Louise von Johnston

editor
Jonas Rothlaender

sound
Julian Cropp

sounddesign
Julian Cropp

mixing
Alexandre Leser

set design
Lisa von Meyer

costumes
Krisha Lindner

make-up
Christina Burgstaller

line producer
Martina Knapheide

commissioning editor arte
Barbara Häbe

© arte & German Film and Television Academy Berlin, arte & dffb, 2010


Technincal Information


Germany, 2010, Short, 6 Minutes, Color, HD (RED), 35mm Copy, HD CAM/DigiBeta
Copy, 25F/Sec, 1:1,78, Stereo, German with engl. Subtitles