SHADOWS OF THE PAST
Film - New German TV Movies

SHADOWS OF THE PAST

Directed by Dominik Graf

Info

Director: Dominik Graf
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany, Austria
Year: 2022
PT: GESICHT DER ERINNERUNG
OT: GESICHT DER ERINNERUNG
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Verena Altenberger, Alessandro Schuster, Florian Stetter, Judith Altenberger, Maria Preis, Julia Stammler
18+

Logline

An artfully layered puzzle of identities and memories.

At age 16, Christina found true love — with Jakob, who was 39. His accidental death left a permanent void in her life. Twenty years later, young Patrick comes to Christina’s aid in a thunderstorm. From the start, his friendly and confident personality and his distinctive mannerisms remind her of Jacob. The two become lovers. Christina is happy in the relationship, seeing herself ever more reunited with Jacob. But the more Christina merges the two men in her mind, the more aggravated Patrick becomes. By the time he suspects that more than coincidence is behind their encounter, Christina has disappeared.

Show calendar

Calendar

  • Q&A with the film team

    Gloria Palast
  • Q&A with the film team

    HFF Kino 1

Meet the director

SHADOWS OF THE PAST

Dominik Graf

Dominik Graf was born in Munich in 1952. He studied film at the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) from 1974 to 1980. His career in directing and writing has earned him the German Film Award, the German Television Award, the Bavarian Film Award, the Bavarian TV Award, and the Grimme-Preis on numerous occasions. His best-known works include the series DER FAHNDER, the feature films DIE KATZE, DIE SIEGER, HOTTE IM PARADIES, DIE GELIEBTEN SCHWESTERN, the ten-part IM ANGESICHT DES VERBRECHENS, several episodes of POLIZEIRUF 110, such as DER SCHARLACHROTE ENGEL, and five episodes of TATORT, including FRAU BU LACHT. His 2021 film FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS is an adaptation of a novel by Erich Kästner. A book of Graf’s essays on cinema was published in 2010.

Credits

Screenplay: Norbert Baumgarten
Director of Photography: Hendrik A. Kley
Film Editor: Claudia Wolscht
Composer: Sven Rossenbach, Florian Van Volxem
Production Designer: Claus Jürgen Pfeiffer
Costume Design: Martina Müller
Sound: Oliver Jergis
Sound design: Florian Neunhoeffer, Michael Stecher
Make-up artist: Nannie Gebhardt-Seele, Henny Zimmer
Casting director: An Dorthe Braker
Producer: Nils Dünker
Production Company: Lailaps Films GmbH, Hergestellt mit der Unterstützung des Landes Salzburg
Editor: Brigitte Dithard, Dr. Klaus Lintschinger (ORF)
TV channel: Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Österreichischer Rundfunk (ORF)