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The Librarian

Books are old and dusty? Just then Sven the librarian loves them with all his heart! He doesn't like stress in his small antiquarian bookshop, especially not when it disturbs him while working on his first own book. Unfortunately, this happens quite often and so he is sometimes confronted with customers in need of cuddling, sometimes with pushy Fridays-For-Future activists, uptight eroticians or hurried husbands.
The bibliophile librarian always tries to find the perfect book for every customer. However, in his exaggerated customer care, he often believes he knows better than his counterparts what they like.
His income is unfortunately very meagre and at some point, an investor comes in who wants to modernise the shop (and Sven) from front to back.
Is it now completely over with Sven's peaceful existence between unmodern prose, dadaist art books of the early 70s, old Saxon almanacks and his very idiosyncratic non-book assortment?

  • Sabrina Mertens
  • Sabrina Mertens
  • Sabrina Mertens
  • Thomas von Eichhorn
    Key Cast
    "the librarian Heinrich Hochheim"
  • Oliver Engl
    Key Cast
    "sophisticated customer"
  • Jan Bihn
    Key Cast
    "uptight customer"
  • Eva Feische
    Key Cast
    "Fridays-For-Future activist"
  • Marijan Gomboc
    Key Cast
    "affectionate customer"
  • Mark DeKos
    Key Cast
  • Raphael Federer
    Director of Photography
  • Marijam Gomboc
  • Sabrina Mertens
  • Sabrina Mertens
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Der Bibliothekar
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    Mockumentary, Improvisation, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    21 minutes 40 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2020
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Director Biography - Sabrina Mertens

Sabrina Mertens was born in Hamburg in 1985. Since 2015 she has been enrolled in the study course Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg.
Mertens writes screenplays and develops concepts for innovative film forms.
Her work ranges between experimental, documentary, comedy and feature film and has been shown at numerous film festivals like Film Festival Max Ophüls Preis (Saarbrücken, Germany) or International Film Festival Rotterdam (the Netherlands).

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