In the middle of the night a fight between Schenker’s neighbors won’t let him rest. Half asleep his mind is playing tricks on him: constantly he awakes in different places. He tries to put himself back to sleep by smoking one cigarette after another. Soon he runs out of matches and takes a walk to the 24/7 market next door. Accompanied by heavy rain and rumbling thunder he awakes again. But this time not in his bedroom, not in his bathroom nor in the 24/7 market. This time he finds himself in an interrogation room, and he has to face questioning by an inspector about a dead woman. Now his real nightmare begins.
DIRECTOR BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE:
Martin Bargiel was born in 1980 in Poland but grew up In Germany. After spending a year in the USA and graduating from high school he returned to his home town of Hannover to finish grammar school. For three years he was a photo assistant on location shoots around the world and also worked as an intern on different TV news productions. He started studying screenwriting and film directing at the Hannover University of Applied Science & Arts and even before graduating from film school with a diploma in screen-writing and film directing he had established his own company ‘into focus’, which specializes in film and photo productions. Martin has been working as a freelance film director for over five years, and his examination of child poverty ‘Finn & Tom’ took first prize in the cinematic commercial competition, ‘Zukunftsgestalten Initiative – against child poverty’. His latest award-winning short film ‘AUGENBLICKE’ (Blink of an Eye) has been screened at 25 film festivals around the world and continues to gather nominations and awards for merit such as inventive storytelling: so far it has been nominated 8 times in the main categories and won 14 prizes. In 2012 Martin is developing the screenplay for his first feature film, which he will also direct.