EXCUSE ME, I’M LOOKING FOR THE PING-PONG ROOM AND MY GIRLFRIEND [ENTSCHULDIGUNG, ICH SUCHE DEN TISCHTENNISRAUM UND MEINE FREUNDIN]


Austria/Germany/Sweden 2018 23 min German-English-Swedish original version with German and English subtitles

by Bernhard Wenger

Script: Bernhard Wenger, DoP: Albin Wildner, Editor: Rupert Höller, Producers: Florian Bayer, Clara König, Bernhard Wenger, Cast: Rasmus Luthander, Anna Åström, Carl Achleitner, Elli Tringou

A Swedish couple is on a wellness trip in the Austrian mountains, but after an argument, Aron’s girlfriend leaves, and slams the door behind her. Now, Aron is looking for his girlfriend but can’t find her anywhere. He dives into the bizarre world of the alpine wellness resort and drifts along until the question arises if Aron is looking for his girlfriend or really himself.

“The story was inspired by a friend who went dreamily yet stoically through the world, letting things happen and not influencing them. When his relationship was in a bad state, he did not try to save it, but instead waited. At some point he realized that he had already made his decision through waiting itself.” (Bernhard Wenger)

Bernhard Wenger war born 1992 in Salzburg/Austria. After graduating high school he moved to Vienna, where he studied film theory and gained professional set experience. He was accepted to the Vienna Film Academy in 2014, and is currently pursuing degrees in both directing and production.
His short films have been screened and won over 70 awards at prestigious film festivals world-wide. In 2015, he received the Award for Art and Culture in his hometown.

Awards (selection): Audience Award for Best Short Film (Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis, Saarbrücken/Germany 2018), Award for Best Short Feature Film und Youth Jury Award (Diagonale – Festival des österreichischen Films, Graz/Austria 2018)

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