Disturbance

A person took his own life. The suicide note comprised 67 letters which, in their given order, resulted in 13 words. "Suicide. No autopsy needed. Hand over notes about my existence to Constantin Hatz."

In 2015, a person took his own life. This person wrote notes over the years - "notes about my existence", as he called them himself. They contain a self reflection on his life, which was shaped by war and escape. After his death, a text was created from the extensive written material. A truck driver, two guests in a workers' housing, a lumberjack, a nurse in a psychiatric clinic, and an actress in a theater reproduce this text in the first person in five episodes and speaking exclusively with the words of the deceased. These people, as well as the places where they act, have no direct connection with the author of the notes but are oriented to five stations of his life. His story breaks into the cinematic plot of the six people in the form of the text, and he begins to exist again as the deceased main protagonist of the film.


Picture: Kinescope Film GmbH / Moritz Moessinger

Concept film
90 minutes
Script
Constantin Hatz
Director
Constantin Hatz
Editing
Marco Rottig
Camera
Moritz Moessinger
Production
Kinescope Film GmbH
Postproduction
The Post Republic
Broadcaster
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Sound
Michael Manzke
Editorial Staff
Lucia Haslauer
Line producer
Matthias Greving
Janina Sara Hennemann
Funding
Spported with funds from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH)
SUPPORTED WITH FUNDS FROM NORDMEDIA - FILM- UND MEDIENGESELLSCHAFT/ BREMEN MBH
SUPPORTED WITH FUNDS FROM THE GERMAN FEDERAL FILM FUND (DFFF)