No Deposit

Eight men, one empty bottle, no questions asked. The original concept for the film was to make a movie about a social dilemma. But I'm not a lecturer, so instead I’ve tried to make a film that is honest, intuitive and surprising. I wanted to raise questions without offering answers. So here it is - this is what I came up with. There's a refund of up to 25 cent on almost every bottle or can in Germany. Despite the apparent economic growth the deposit-refund system in Germany offers a huge financial shelter to an exceedingly growing amount of people. From just the average white-collar worker to homeless or elderly, a lot of different people collect empty bottles in the cities public spaces day by day in order to support themselves. In essence, “No Deposit” is a simple film about a man who's day job is dedicated solely on bottle refund. It's a story about his friendship, desires and opponents. It takes an no bullshit approach to the ever growing injustices and inequalities in our western well-fare societies. With a big fat twinkle in the eye.
Tolga Degirmen
Niklas Kinzel
Alex Schmidt
Hannes Pastor
Eduard Anselm
Amadei Weiland
Lukas Vernaldi
Script: Maxim Lebedev
Editing: Nicolai Wolf
Producer: Luis Singer
Sound: Marko Weichler
Music: Ruben Fischer, Luisa Martinez
Camera: Nicolai Wolf
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DirectorRegie: Nicolai Wolf
GenreGattung: Kurzfilm
Production CountryProduktionsland: Germany
Production CompanyProduktionsfirma: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin
ProductionProduktion: 2014
Recording FormatDrehformat: HD
Screening FormatVorführformat: 1:1,85
Frame RateBildgeschwindigkeit: 25 fps
Aspect RatioSeitenverhältnis: 1:1,85
Sound FormatTonformat: 5.1
LanguageSprache: No Dialogue
FassungFassung: OV
Running TimeLaufzeit: 4