film type fiction Production Country Germany production year 2017 runtime 11'51 colour
screening format DCP aspect ratio 2.35:1 (CinemaScope) sound format Dolby Surround languages Deutsch Subtitles Englisch

12-year-old Leon would do anything to belong to a group of boys at his school. While seeking attention, he ends up in a conflict with Ecke, the ruthless leader, who dares Leon to a rather cruel rite of passage.

director Eugen Merher Besetzung / Cast Benedikt Merath, Fabio Litto, Jonas Brichzin, Marko Budja Original-Filmmusik / Original Score Alexander Wolf David Szenenbild / Production Design Anna Ziener Schnitt / Editing Elena Schmidt Bildgestaltung / DOP Maximilian Pittner Produktion / Production Ernst Lattik, Franz Böhm Drehbuch / Script Sebastian Klauke Tongestaltung / Sound Design Angelika Wachsmuth film school Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
2017 Headwaters Film Festival, Bemidji, USA (1st Place)
2017 Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France
2017 Zlín Film Festival, Czech Republic
2017 Filmschau Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart, Germany
2017 Zinetxiki Zinemaldia, Bilbao, Spain
2017 KINOPROBA - International Festival-Workshop of Film Schools, Yekaterinburg, Russian Federation
  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Eva Steegmayer
  • Akademiehof 10
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
  • Deutschland
  • +49 7141 96982179
  • Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg
  • Sigrid Gairing
  • Akademiehof 10
  • 71638 Ludwigsburg
  • +49 7141 96982193

Eugen Merher

Born 1990 in Chisinau, Moldova;
moved to Germany when he was six years old;
studied communication science and journalism at the University of Hohenheim and the University of Oregon;
since 2014 studying at the Film Academy Baden-Wuerttemberg

2014/15 NIVEA - Footprint (commercial)
2015 Tommy
2015 halb voll
2016 Adidas – Break Free (commercial)
2016 Baufix – Sturmfrei (commercial)
2022 The Boy Who Couldn‘t Feel Pain