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by Sebastian Meise


A father pays prostitutes to play the role of his own daughter. The shocking revelation concerning his long-secret obsession tears up the family's delicate fabric. The son blames himself, and he resolves to find out whether his father ever acted on his fantasies, while his sister wants to sort out her memories on her own. Despite her uncertainties, their mother's reaction leaves no question as to what she thinks. The father ultimately has to find a way of coping with his shame and feelings of guilt.

international title: Still Life
original title: Stillleben
country: Austria
year: 2011
genre: fiction
directed by: Sebastian Meise
film run: 78'
screenplay: Thomas Reider, Sebastian Meise
cast: Fritz Hörtenhuber, Daniela Golpashin, Christoph Luser, Roswitha Soukup, Anja F. Plaschg
cinematography by: Gerald Kerkletz
film editing: Julia Drack
music: Soap&Skin
producer: Oliver Neumann
production: Freibeuter Film, Lotus Film
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