DER NARR

Every night, the peaceful streets of Stuttgart are being plagued with the sudden appearance of a dark figure wearing a clown's mask. Nobody knows what the anonymous person could be up to. Being confrontated with the Clown, each citizen reacts in their very own manner. Abnormal situations escalate.
Shot in public, the film consists of both, documentary and staged confrontations with a masked person searching for attention.

  • Korinna Herzig
    Director
  • Korinna Herzig
    Writer
  • Korinna Herzig
    Producer
  • Irene Baumann
    Key Cast
  • Santiago Uicker
    Key Cast
  • Annemieke Döring
    Key Cast
  • Rudolf Kautz
    Key Cast
  • Freya von Bülow
    Key Cast
  • Malte Schmidt
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    DER NARR
  • Film Type:
    Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Mystery, Drama
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    September 1, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Film Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital FullHD
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • 5th DELHI SHORTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Delhi
    India
    November 6, 2016
    Indian Premiere
    BEST BACKGROUND MUSIC (STUDENT)
  • 18th MADURAI FILM FESTIVAL
    Madurai
    India
    December 6, 2016
  • SWEET AS FILM FESTIVAL DECEMBER’S EDITION
    Montreal
    Canada
    December 22, 2016
    HONORABLE MENTION
  • 1st CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI INT’L FILM FESTIVAL
    Pune
    India
    December 24, 2016
  • 4th INTERNATIONAL MOTION FESTIVAL
    Nicosia
    Cyprus
    May 11, 2017
  • 12th ÉCU – THE EUROPEAN INDEPENDENT FILM
    Paris
    France
    April 21, 2017
    Europe Premiere
  • 17th DEADCENTER FILM FESTIVAL
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    June 8, 2017
  • FECIBOGOTA - 3rd INT'L INDEPENDENT FILM FAIR OF BOGOTÁ
    Bogotá
    Colombia
    June 14, 2017
  • 5th SUPER GEEK FILM FESTIVAL
    Raleigh
    United States
    July 14, 2017
  • 5th SUPER GEEK FILM FESTIVAL
    Fort Lauderdale
    United States
    July 27, 2017
  • 2nd NEWARK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
    Newark
    United States
    September 8, 2017
  • 8th SHORT TO THE POINT INT. SHORT FILM FESTIVAL
    Bucharest
    Romania
    September 9, 2017
  • 4th SAN FRANCISCO INT'L NEW CONCEPT FILM FESTIVAL
    San Francisco
    United States
    October 25, 2017
  • Ouarzazate international film festival
    Ouarzazate
    Morocco
    September 18, 2017
  • MedFF
    Siracusa
    Italy
    January 2, 2018
Director Biography - Korinna Herzig

Korinna Herzig, born 06/13/1986 in Reutlingen, is now living in Stuttgart, Germany. She has been working as a digital media designer and filmmaker since 2007. She also lived in Paris and Orlando to work there for the Disney company. She studied Film and Video and graduated in 2016 from the Merz Akademie Stuttgart with her graduation film DER NARR. Today, she does editorial work for the TV channel SWR, is actively working in the field of youth media education, co-initated an event series for sublime film culture in theatres of Stuttgart and continues at the same time as a freelance filmmaker.

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Director Statement

In the year 2013, I was flying on an airplane and got one of those free newspapers that they hand out. Now, I know that one article, I was going to find, would affect me for the next years to come. The headline said: „Nicht lustig“ („Not funny“). The artice was talking about a mysterious clown that was sighted in the streets of Northampton. People liked him as much as they hated him.
That idea followed me to the southwest of Germany where I kept thinking about the backstory of a person whom may want to dress up at night to hide himself as much as he would like to go out and get attention.

As a female storyteller, I felt connected to that secret figure in several different ways. One part is that playfull challenge a clown would go through being faced with pedestrians.

Another might be the attraction to that horror effect that lies within. But the most important aspect – a metaphor to a life in a superficial society – was to showcase how a person might feel to cover up her face from day to day with a thick layer of make-up to hide as many flaws possible in hope to find people being interested.

Thus DER NARR is a metaphorical tale about the struggle to find attention in society. And how difficult it is to find true connection no matter how much you try.