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SPEECHLESS – Robin Polak (Germany, 2016) 6’47”

Director: Robin Polak;  Writer: Robin Polak; Producer: Jan Fincke, Thorne Mutert; Key Cast: Heike Makatsch, Noah Papadimitriou, Matilda Florczyk

 

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A little boy walks through a toy store full of people talking a strange and incomprehensible language. Alone he bonds with a young mother who finds a way to communicate with him without words. He is going to tell her something that she was not ready to hear.

 

 

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Robin Polák was born in Prag, Czech Republic. He emigrated with his parents toGermany in the early 80ies. After matriculation he worked as a runner on a German filmset thereafter he became boom operator in Studio Babelsberg. 2000 he went for aninternship at MTV and continued as a trainee. In this time he shot several trailer, TVformatsand shorts. After two years he became an editorial journalist. He quit MTV in2002 and started to work as a freelance director. In 2009 he won the Young DirectorAward in Cannes. At the moment Robin is based in Berlin and is working as a directorand writer.

 

 

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