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The Last Goodbye - Der Abschied
on Aug 3, 2011 at 4:21:30 pm
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This is the short film "Der Abschied" which I directed, wrote and produced. It's shot on super 16mm.
Language: German
Subtitles: English

Eleven year old Lukas and his mother have come [more]
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Re: The Last Goodbye - Der Abschied
by Ronald Lindeboom
Well done, Sören. A beautiful story, well shot and acted. I really enjoyed it and while some people have said that it is predictable, I'd rather say that it is comfortable -- like your favorite shirt or coat. Life is beautiful and your film has captured some of that beauty. Thank you for a nice morning wake-up thought. This was a great way to start a day.

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Re: The Last Goodbye - Der Abschied
by Sören Schulz
Thanks a lot!
The music was actually composed for this film (by Niels Ingo Press). While editing I used a lot of temp music and showed that to the composer who got inspired by that.

It's interesting that the ending was obvious to you. I showed the film on a few festivals and talked to people about the ending a lot. Not many thought it was predictable. But it were mostly ppl having nothing to do with films/storytelling professionally.
But thanks, constructive critique is always welcome!
Re: The Last Goodbye - Der Abschied
by Tim Parsons
Es gefällt mir sehr gut!

very good independent film over-all, Soren!

Positive: the color was very consistent and the camera work mostly solid. the music was also good... i thought i recognized some of it. where was the music from?

Constructive: it was generally predictable. from the idea that Teddy was his grandfather, to the reveal of the old man in the chair, i could see them all from a mile away. may want to tighten up your storytelling a bit.

Again, over-all good work! i look forward to more from you!
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