When Martin moves to Berlin to study, finding accommodation proves a real challenge. So he lives in his car, while pretending to his parents that everything is fine. He is really pleased when he gets an offer of an apartment from an unexpected quarter; the previous occupant, also a young man, has suddenly disappeared.
Once Martin has moved in, he starts to find clues about the previous tenant and his relationship to the female landlord, Simone - a seductive temptress against whom the sexually naive student has no chance.
From the very start, this dark psychological thriller, set largely within the oppressive walls of the dingy apartment, bulges with suppressed tension, fed by the appearance of strange minor characters and Martin´s growing obsession with the mysterious life of his deadly female landlord. This intriguing graduation project has a strong cast and, thanks to the exceptional atmosphere it creates, adds an extra dimension to the genre.

International title
Whispers Behind the Wall
Filmmaker
Grzegorz Muskala
Premiere
International premiere
Country
Germany
Year
2013
Medium
DCP
Length
89’
Language
German
Producer
Sol Bondy, Jamila Wenske, David Keitsch
Production Company
One Two Films
Sales
EastWest Filmdistribution GmbH
Writer
Grzegorz Muskala, Robby Dannenberg
Cinematography
Phillip Kaminiak
Editor
Vincent Assmann
Production Design
Theresia Ficus
Sound Design
Martin Frühmorgen
Music
Conrad Oleak
Cast
Katharina Heyer, Vincent Redetzki