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Old Wounds

Rural Germany 1952. Erika can't prevent her cousin Walthers death, who commits suicide because of a post traumatic disease from World War 2. After that, she needs to decide, whether her guilty feelings are stronger than her desire to reconcile with her aunt Maria.

  • Fabian Weißenborn
    Mephisto, The Clash
  • Fabian Weißenborn
    Mephisto, The Clash
  • Katharina Ibscher
    Little Stone, Upstream
  • Amelie Heiler
    Key Cast
    Meritocracy, Förde Taube
  • Joscha Baltha
    Key Cast
    Oktoberfest 1900, Die Akademie
  • Barbara Maria Messner
    Key Cast
    Kirschblüten & Dämonen, München 72
  • Darius Kappes
    Zeitlos, Sophia
  • Pia Haltenberger
    Assistant Director
    Shift, Upstream
  • Lion Littwin
    Set Design
    Ole, Benni und der Rest des Universums, Sensual Art
  • Marie Seeger
    Set Design
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Alte Wunden soll man aufreißen
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 30, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 EUR
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  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, REDRAW
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - Hochschule Macromedia
  • University Screening
    March 31, 2021
    University Screening
Director Biography - Fabian Weißenborn

Fabian Weißenborn was born in 1998 in the Bavarian Alps. In primary school, he discovered his growing fascination for film and took his parents to the cinema anytime possible. After school, he decided to start working in the film industry and shortly after started studying film directing at "Hochschule Macromedia". Movies with flawed, but strong characters are the ones that inspire him the most as a filmmaker.

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Director Statement

"Old Wounds" deals with the post traumatic stress disease. It's not only a problem for those who suffer from it, but also for the people and family around them. My family told me similar stories about the consequences they felt from WWII, without even being alive during the war themselves. In my childhood, I spent a lot of time around the "Chiemsee", where we shot this film. Because of that and some story elements inspired by my family, this anti-war movie is a very personal film for me.