4 MINUS 1
Director: Melanie Hollaus
72 minutes, 4K 16 : 9, 5.1 Surround, 2021
Loud bomb sirens howl throughout the Austrian city of Innsbruck. Seconds later, the lives of four people will dramatically change forever.
In the near future, the European Union has fallen apart and countries all over the continent are plagued by economic conflicts and civil wars. Solidarity and harmony seem like words from a distant past. Everyone is at each other’s throats, self-interest reigns over everything.
As the bombs hit Innsbruck, three people from different walks of life find themselves trapped in the basement of a large building. All exits have been blocked by the explosion. They try to escape but all of their strategies are fruitless. As time passes, hunger, thirst and exhaustion starts to set in and frustration mounts. Their wildly different personalities collide and soon this becomes not only a fight for survival but a fight against each other.
What they don’t know: A homeless woman lives in this basement complex. And she knows a secret way out. Holding power over the fate of three hostile strangers, she is now faced with the choice of rescuing them from certain death, or playing a power-hungry game of her own in which there can be no winner.
Mario Karl Rauth
Script writers: Christoph Lammerhuber, Melanie Hollaus
Cinematographer: Christoph Lammerhuber
Sound: Sergey Martynyuk
Music improvisation, violin: Sophia Goidinger-Koch
Editing: Melanie Hollaus
Sounddesign, Mastering: Sergey Martynyuk
Mastering: Manuel Grandpierre, Sergey Martynyuk