The Swimmer

The artificial and hermetic world displayed in ’The Swimmer’ is based on the map of the city of Berlin. Its structure and order is literally drawn onto it. In other words a cartographic representation of the world is imagined on an existing cartographic representation of Berlin which is in itself an abstraction. The texture of this world is characterized through sound. There are various creatures that follow different rules, which are rooted in an inner logic, inaccessible to us. Therefore we are only able to witness this logic visually in the behaviour and actions of the inhabitants. This logic, based on personal association, is represented in the image of ’The Swimmer’.
Maria Christine Brehmer
Erik Drescher
Karsten Gabriel
John Heys
Script: Marcin Malaszczak
Camera: Michal Grabowski
Editing: Marcin Malaszczak
Producer: Armin Sabet
Sound: Martin Kleinmichl
DirectorRegie: Marcin Malaszczak
GenreGattung: Kurzfilm
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2009
Recording FormatDrehformat: 16mm
Screening FormatVorführformat: 1:1,66
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit: 25 fps
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis: 1:1,66
Sound FormatTonformat: Dolby SR
LanguageSprache: German
FassungFassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit: 30