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Consequence

Consequence

CONSEQUENCE follows the tiring working days between Christmas Eve and New Year at a small crematorium operating 24/7. This medium-sized business guarantees to deal with a dead body within three days - ensuring reliable planning for undertakers. So those left behind have the chance to quickly get back to their own productive everyday lives. Swift cremation helps the affected cope with bereavement quickly, says the company brochure. There’s a lot to be done. ‘It's the economy, stupid!’ In pictures without words CONSEQUENCE tells the story of what happens to us.

THOMAS HEISE, born 1955 in Berlin, Germany, studied at the Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His first documentary WOZU DENN ÜBER DIESE LEUTE EINEN FILM (1980, doc; CE '06) was banned from public screening. For many years his documentaries have been attracting international attention. Since 2007 he has been teaching at Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe. Consequence premiered at the Rome Film Festival 2012. // Films (selected): IM GLÜCK (NEGER) (2006, doc; CE '06), DIE LAGE (Condition, 2012; CE '12), GEGENWART (Consequence, 2012, doc)

European Panorama Documentary 2013

Thomas Heise

Germany 2012
DCP / color
65 minutes
OmeU

Screenplay
Cinematography
Robert Nickolaus
Editing
Mike Gürgen
Sound
Dietmar Künze

Production

Blinker Filmproduktion GmbH
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Germany
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