Trailer How to Disappear


How to Disappear

a film byTotal Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)
Country: Österreich
Year: 2020
Length: 21'

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“How to Disappear” is an anti-war movie in the true sense of the word, searching for possibilities for peace in the most unlikely place of an online war game. It’s a tribute to disobedience and desertion - in both digital and physical-real warfare.
Shot in the picturesque war landscapes of “Battlefield V”, the hyperreal graphics become the backdrop for an essay-like narrative. The filmrevolves around the history of deserters - a part of human history, which has hardly been illuminated. Performances and creative interventions explore the scopes and limits of the audiovisual entertainment machine.

1. Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival (February, 2020)
2. Short Waves Film Festival (Poland, August 2020)
3. Glasgow Short Film Festival (UK, August 2020)
4. Kurzfilmwoche Regensburg (Germany, March 2020)
5. One World Film Festival (Czech Republic, March 2020 // canceled)
6. True/False Film Festival (USA, March 2020)
7. Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Film (Austria, March 2020 // canceled)
8. Go Short International Short Film Festival Nijmegen (Netherlands, April 2020)
9. Crossing Europe (Austria, autumn 2020)
10. Festival Internacional de Cine de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria (Spain, April 2020 // canceled)
11. Vienna Shorts (Austria, May 2020)

zelWen: Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz
Brozgar: Dmitry Gamolin

Direction/ scriptwriting/ production: Total Refusal (Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner, Michael Stumpf)
Text: Robin Klengel, Michael Stumpf
Cinematography: Michael Stumpf
Sound recording: Michael Stumpf
Sound design: Bernhard Zorzi (Blautöne)
Editing: Leonhard Müllner
Music: Adina Camhy
Production design: DICE
Title design: Michael Stumpf
Subtitles: Franz-Josef Windisch-Graetz