BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon

Off Beat

Tyskland / 2004 / 100 min
Hendrik Hölzemann
A rescue team medic who needs rescue himself

OFF BEAT follows Crash, an ambulance driver and paramedic whose subconscious mind is obsessed with the car accident that left him orphaned and scarred across the middle of his face. Crash is an empathetic loner whose own sense of loss drives him, often frantically, to help others. Through continuous flashbacks of the accident and post-op trauma, Crash is portrayed as a wounded seal stuck in a cul-de-sac. Only a dream of a mysterious woman bares any hope.

Hendrik Hölzemann

Hendrik Hölzemann was born in 1976 and studied scriptwriting at the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg. During his studies, he wrote the screenplays to and directed three short films. He also wrote the screenplay to NO REGRETS. In 1999, he founded the production company Panic Pictures. OFF BEAT is his feature film debut as director, and he also wrote the screenplay for this film.