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The Karavanksbear

A riveting thriller set in the Karavanks mountain range.
4/5

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Written, directed and starring David Krautzer, Luka Sticker and Janoš Pušnik, ‘The Karavanksbear’ (‘Der Karawankenbär’) is a short thriller film that explores the out-of-city vacation of a group of young friends. Sandro Kaponig completes the cast. The film is the second production by Zora Pictures, after the fantasy-themed ‘The Winterwraith‘. The film delves into friendship, adventure and hostility – with a sinister twist. Produced in the German language (with English subtitles), the short is entirely set within the Austrian Karavanks mountain range.

The 16-minute film opens as Jan, Simon and Paul trek to a secluded cabin within bear territory – seemingly foreshadowing the climatic narrative. Notably absent from the friendship group is Samuel (a foe of Jan), who arrives the following day into perilous circumstances. Without spoiling the conclusion, the thriller uncovers the deceitful exploit of one of the friends.

With stellar cinematography throughout (David Krautzer), including picturesque drone photography, the short is delivered with cinematic production quality that is certain to impress. With breath-taking landscape footage throughout, and suspense-heavy musicality, audiences will no doubt be engaged and left on tenterhooks. The narrative twist, albeit startling, leaves audiences with an episodic-style cliff-hanger. A triumphant cinematic achievement by a skilled collective of filmmakers. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Teenage friends Jan, Simon and Paul meet for a long-arranged vacation at a hut in the Karavanks mountains. However, Samuel, the fourth of the group, has to postpone. He promises Simon to join them the next day as soon as possible. Simon tells Paul, but he sees this as a mistake, due to past tensions between Jan and Samuel.
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Director(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Writer(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Cast: David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker, Sandro Kaponig
Producer(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Director of Photography: David Krautzer
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Runtime: 16 min

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The Karavanksbear

A riveting thriller set in the Karavanks mountain range.
4/5

Review

Written, directed and starring David Krautzer, Luka Sticker and Janoš Pušnik, ‘The Karavanksbear’ (‘Der Karawankenbär’) is a short thriller film that explores the out-of-city vacation of a group of young friends. Sandro Kaponig completes the cast. The film is the second production by Zora Pictures, after the fantasy-themed ‘The Winterwraith‘. The film delves into friendship, adventure and hostility – with a sinister twist. Produced in the German language (with English subtitles), the short is entirely set within the Austrian Karavanks mountain range.

The 16-minute film opens as Jan, Simon and Paul trek to a secluded cabin within bear territory – seemingly foreshadowing the climatic narrative. Notably absent from the friendship group is Samuel (a foe of Jan), who arrives the following day into perilous circumstances. Without spoiling the conclusion, the thriller uncovers the deceitful exploit of one of the friends.

With stellar cinematography throughout (David Krautzer), including picturesque drone photography, the short is delivered with cinematic production quality that is certain to impress. With breath-taking landscape footage throughout, and suspense-heavy musicality, audiences will no doubt be engaged and left on tenterhooks. The narrative twist, albeit startling, leaves audiences with an episodic-style cliff-hanger. A triumphant cinematic achievement by a skilled collective of filmmakers. Highly recommended.

Brief Synopsis

Teenage friends Jan, Simon and Paul meet for a long-arranged vacation at a hut in the Karavanks mountains. However, Samuel, the fourth of the group, has to postpone. He promises Simon to join them the next day as soon as possible. Simon tells Paul, but he sees this as a mistake, due to past tensions between Jan and Samuel.
The Karavanksbear Short Film

Credits

Director(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Writer(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Cast: David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker, Sandro Kaponig
Producer(s): David Krautzer, Janoš Pušnik, Luka Sticker
Director of Photography: David Krautzer
Animation:

Specifications

Genre:
Country:
Language:
Year:
Runtime: 16 min

IMDb Page

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