Views

Terminally ill Frank and Martin get to know each other in a hospital room. When Martin excitedly tells his new roommate what he can see outside the window, Frank has no idea that the encounter will change his views forever.

  • Lucas Lemnitzer
    Director
  • Lucas Lemnitzer
    Writer
  • Lucas Lemnitzer
    Producer
  • Christian Buse
    Key Cast
    “Frank”
  • Arnd Schimkat
    Key Cast
    “Martin”
  • Vanessa Eckart
    Key Cast
  • Josef Pfitzer
    Key Cast
  • Armin Kottek
    Cinematography
  • Fabian Winkler
    Gaffer
  • Lasse Cegiolka
    Gaffer
  • Ivan Ernst
    Lighting technician
  • Anian Krone
    Assistant Camera
  • Felix Moser
    Sound Mixer
  • Christopher Pütz
    Boom Operator
  • Anja Jule Harig
    Production Manager
  • Kira Witzenrath
    Make Up Department
  • Fabian Prager
    Editor
  • Lena Orth
    Costume Department
  • Lara Frank
    Music
  • Marco Hanelt
    Re-recording mixer
  • Maximilian Möhrmann
    Grip
  • Lisa Heimerl
    Grip
  • Hanna Stock
    Assistant Director
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Aussichten
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    16 minutes 52 seconds
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Germany
  • Language:
    German
  • Shooting Format:
    Alexa ProRes 2K
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Snowdance Independent Film Festival

    January 31, 2019
    World Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Flimmernundrauschen
    Munich
    Germany
    March 28, 2019
    Audience Award
  • Niederrhein Filmfestival
    Wesel
    Germany
    March 23, 2019
    Special Jury Mention
  • 20th International Izmir Short Film Festival
    Izmir
    Turkey
    November 4, 2019
    International Panorama
  • video/filmtage Mainz
    Mainz
    Germany
    October 26, 2019
  • Hammer Kurzfilmnächte
    Hamm
    Germany
    November 22, 2019
  • Reel Health Short Film Festival

    Australia
Distribution Information
  • Streaming on Amazon Prime Germany
Director Biography - Lucas Lemnitzer

Wurde 1992 in Düsseldorf geboren. Nach dem Abitur 2012 folgten mehrere Praktika bei Film und Fernsehen und eine Ausbildung bei Bavaria Film. Neben der Realisierung eigener Filmprojekte studiert er Romanistik an der Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in München.

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Director Statement

The film is based on an extract that was only a few lines in a book called DER SCHATTENFOTOGRAF by Wolfdietrich Schnurre. When I read the part I immediately decided that I want to make a short film about it. I was fascinated how the author managed to entertain me with so few sentences. And that’s also what appealed to me: to convert these few lines into 13 pages of script.

Ironically, while writing the script, I got into the hospital last year. I was hit by a drunken driver while standing on the sidewalk. I had a lot of time for research on location after that. For me, this film is about friendship. It’s about giving good prospects even in bad situations (In German the word for views and prospects is the same: Aussichten). People should always be willing to fight diseases and be optimistic. That’s what I wrote this story about. And I like punch lines. And airplanes.