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What part of yourself are you willing to sacrifice in order to gain attention and love?
Three citizens encounter a magical vendor who exchanges objects for talents or looks.
What will they choose? This romantic farce depicts fallibility in a poetic mode.

  • Dave Lojek
    Director
    ca. 150 shorts, selected for 333 festivals, 66 awards
  • Roman Volkov
    Writer
  • Hélios asbl. & APEIRON FILMS
    Producer
  • Marcos Adamantiadis
    Key Cast
  • Erwan Marjo
    Key Cast
  • Vincenzo Caci
    Key Cast
  • Florence Ruessmann
    Key Cast
  • Julie Vignau
    Key Cast
  • Aldo Piscina
    Director of Photography
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Genres:
    Magic, Romance, Poetry, Mystic
  • Runtime:
    5 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 10, 2013
  • Country of Origin:
    Germany
  • Country of Filming:
    Belgium
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Super 35mm digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    Scope
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • 15 int. Film Festivals
    worldwide
    2 awards
Director Biography - Dave Lojek

Dave Lojek loves filmmaking and belongs to the prolific and most often selected directors of the 21st century with over 1897 premiere screenings of his distributions at international film festivals worldwide. His favorite genres are comedy, parody, fantasy, romance, poetry, sci-fi and experiment. Dave also directs documentaries, dramas, portraits, and music videos. His works and distributions won 237 film awards. Dave Lojek graduated with an MA in English / American and Cultural Studies from Humboldt-University in his hometown Berlin.

In terms of content and style, Dave's poetic films are about magic, love, death, friendship, loneliness, artists, oddities, escapism, mythology and the everyday. Based on the Homo-Ludens-principle, Dave clearly focuses his often-cheerful work on the universal and timeless. His motivation is intrinsic.

As independent producer, he created 178 movies in 26 cities in 12 European countries by 2024. Mr. Lojek hosts monthly open cinema screenings in Germany’s oldest cinema and annual film workshops called KinoKabarets with his initiative KinoBerlino. Dave works as film distributor and president of a Film Association. The productions of APEIRON FILMS and KinoBerlino have been broadcast weekly since 2008 (ca. 11.982 times) on German TV and viewed online over 2 million times.

Selected Filmography (23% of the total œvre) of Director and Producer Dave Lojek

2024: TRACES OF GRIEF
2023: EGGSPRESSION • OSMOSIS • UMBRA OF DECEIT
2022: CALXOPHOBIA
2021: FUCHS & PINGUIN
2020: OCCURRENCES OF QUESTIONABLE SIGNIFICANCE
2018: I CAME FROM THE FUTURE • SNITCH • THE LAST SUPPER • KEEPER
2017: ARACHNE
2016: SAMA SŁODYCZ • DAS SPRICHWÖRTLICHE GLÜCK • REFUGEE POETRY
2015: FRUWAJĄCA FORTUNA • KINSKISCHRAUBE
2014: THE PRINCESS STRIKES BACK • FILM KITCHEN
2013: HEK TICK TACK • PSYCHIC SUE • PARADISE BEACH • FOCUS POCUS
2012: TWO TOO ODD • MADEMOISELLE NIMSI • SICK CITY
2011: TRUST • BELIEVE • METEORITES
2010: DER MIETER • PERSPECTIVE • MARIES STIMME • FLUSSAUFWÄRTS
2009: KIT & SUKA • MUSE • SERENDIPITY • INDECISION
2008: ROFL • ANGELS • PHOBIEN
2007: PROJEKTION • EVERMORE • FUTILITY • PELT PEOPLE
2006: PARLANDO
2005: DYSFUNCTION
1998-2000: SELBST UND FREMDBILDER IN DER WERBUNG Teil 1-3

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