BLIND & HASSLICH
Germany, 2017, 100′
UGLY & BLIND
Ferdi is ugly. And he desperately wants a girlfriend but he can’t because: ugly. One day, however, he meets Jona and Jona is blind. For the first time in his life, there is hope. What Ferdi doesn’t know is that Jona isn’t really blind. She’s just pretending. After she ran away from home to drop out of school she needed a place to stay and began to play blind to live with the cousin Cecile in the home for the blind. Should Ferdi find out, he will most likely kill himself.
Born in 1983 in Munich. Started acting at the age of 15 in 1999. Since 2005 he became active behind the camera, first as a production assistant and driver, then unit and location manager and eventually first A.D. He then made a big leap with his first, improvised low budget feature, PAPA GOLD (2001). He followed it in 2013 with another low budget feature, KAPTN OSKAR, which took the top award at the Oldenburg Film Festival and its lead actress Martina Schone-Radunski taking home the Seymour Cassel Award. His 3rd feature UGLY & BLIND is a collaboration with ZDF. The film premiered at the International Filmfest Munich and won the prestigious FIPRESCI prize.