OFFICIAL SELECTION 2018
Hunters and Gathers (Jäger und Sammler)
Shorts Programme 4
DIRECTOR : Andreas Ramm
COUNTRY : Germany
YEAR : 2018
TIME : 15min
Nu Metro 6, 13 Oct @ 2pm | Nu Metro 4, 19 Oct @ 10am
The year is 2044. A violent conflict permeates throughout the country. Various zones are ridden by chaos and terror. To put down riots, the regime sends troops but does not shy away from biological warfare. The wind seems to carry the toxic substances to every corner of the region. Virtually indifferent to this, an off-track sniper unit prowls one of the recently embattled zones. Haggard, yet thinking themselves safe, they wander through the streets and rows of houses of the war stricken metropolis. Their aim is to make contact with the rest of their unit. In this forlorn world, they become aware of the consequences of their actions only late. The line between good and evil has become unclear. The battle is hopeless and there is no end in sight. Because war is hell and it has imprisoned mankind.
Following a military confrontation, two haggard soldiers try to make contact with their unit unsuccessfully. However, the destroyed city holds dangers, which go beyond both past and future
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Andreas Ramm was born 1985 in Malchin, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania (former German Democratic Republic). After high school and different jobs in different industries, all of which have nothing to do with the medium of film – since 2011 Study of Film Studies, Audiovisual Publishing and Media Dramaturgy at Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz.