The Man Who Was Not There

Short film project from the 5th semester of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2019 | 20 min. | Short film

On the face of it Mr. Kremer’s life seams tight and sad. He is unemployed and lives in a tiny flat in the middle of a big city. But deep inside, he enters the portal to another world. More and more he cannot separate these journeys from the external world. An inner voice guides him and lets him predict numbers, which often leads to bizarre situations. The atmospheric film allows the viewer to participate in the floating perception of the protagonist and in the discovery of his inner dimension.


Director & Screenplay: Julia Charakter
Producer: Marius Kimmel, Julia Charakter
DoP: Jakob Gehrmann, Malte Hafner
Editing & Sound Design: Maximilian Rodegra
Production Design: Jessika Kaczmarek
VFX: Mikko Beste


Waldemaar Hooge
Luise Risch
Robert Schumacher
Hans-Peter Koellges
Janine Geogette
Frank Montenbruck
Stephanie Ruß

Awards & Festivals

  • 6. Filmfest Bremen 2021