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“By a Thread”

Juan Carlos Romera (Spanien) - 9 min

Friday, 09. Nov. 2007 from 13:00 in Congress Graz - Blauer Salon       

“The only way to feel your life is by risking it! But when your life hangs by a thread, be careful! You will never know if what you are living is simply an illusion.”
This incredibly thrilling short movie shows a climber in the middle of winter, in the loneliness of the Spanish Sierra Nevada, who climbs through a rough and dangerous vertical face with great strains. He is determined to win this duel against the mountain at any cost. On two occasions he slips and falls and is only held by the safety rope. At the end, he hangs in the rope completely alone and helpless, surrounded by the darkness of the night. He starts to pray and asks God to rescue him. God answers, “Do you really think that I have the power to rescue you? … if so, then cut the rope.“


Lobende Erwähnung 2007

Honourable mention for “By a thread” for a very professionally made short film with a quite surprising end.