a film by David & Saša Vajda

Egon, a sleepless psychotic and oddball, encounters the messiah and a group of addicts at an evangelical parish in the countryside. As he takes Jesus at his word, his mental state gradually disintegrates. A character study.

“It is rare that you sit down to a documentary and are moved to tears, only to find out it’s a fiction but be equally moved to elation.“ - Nick Cunningham, Business Doc Europe

“The simple narrative is less important than the Vajdas‘ scrutiny of the psychology and complex nature of addiction, with Arámbula‘s performance magnetic in its vulnerability.“ - Amber Wilkinson, Eye for Film

World premiere at the  71st Berlinale (Perspectives on German Cinema)
50th International Fiilm Festival Rotterdam (Midlength)
50th Festival du Nouveau Cinéma de Montréal 2021
23rd Diagonale 2021, Festival of Austrian Cinema
48th Durban Film Festival, South Africa
17th La Plata International Film Festival, Argentina  
13th Prishtina International Film Festival (Winner - Best Midlength Film)
48th Biberach Film Festival 
13th Festival Internacional de Cine de Iquique, Chile
4th Sundsvall Film Festival, Sweden

Drama / 51 min. / Germany / 2021 
DCP / 2K / 1:1,85 / 5.1 

funded by
Medienboard Berlin Brandenburg
& The Minister of Culture and Media

presented at
European Work In Progress 2019 

Paul Aràmbula, Sascha Alexander Geršak
Roxanna Stewens, Angelo Martone
Benjamin Stein, Zora Schemm

Antonia Lange

produced by
David Vajda

sound recordists
Max Hartstang, Augusto Rousset

Pablo Ruiz Holst, Lucca Pizzato

camera assistant
Joachim Neumann

set design
Lili Avar, Christina Chelaru

Christina Schmitt

assistant director
Georg Mikis Rees

line producer
Milena Flemisch

edited by
David & Saša Vajda
Benjamin Mirguet

sound design & mixing
Jan Brett

colour grading
Maximilian Pauly (Monic Films)
Abdul Twebti (Planemo)

poster design

a VAJDA FILM production

written & directed by
David & Saša Vajda