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A film by Emily Manthei & Jörn Linnenbröker

A German syncro-dubber is caught in a battle of the wills with the English-speaking actor whose voice he replaces.

Genre(s): Comedy / Romance

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  • Emily Manthei & Jörn Linnenbröker


    Jorn is an actor and voice artist based in Berlin. Work includes theatre, film and TV. His dubbing voice can be heard in international films, TV series and documentaries. Debut as writer and director. First cooperation with Emily in "Vergangenheitsbewaltigung" ("Remainder") in 2016.Emily has been making curious, cross-cultural short films, documentaries, music videos and web shorts since 2006. They have appeared in shorts festivals in North America, Europe and South Asia. She is based in Berlin.


Festival(s) & Award(s)

  • 2019: Oslo Independent Film Festival
  • 2019: Fünf Seen Filmfestival Starnberg | OfficialBest Short
  • 2019: The Short Nights of Berlin
  • 2019: London-Worldwide Comedy Short Film Festival
  • 2019: Austin Comedy Short Film Festival


A noir-ish film scene in Berlin, 1944. Underground resistance fighter Wolfgang gives a beautiful spy, Juliette, an important document to take back to Paris. They'll never see each other again, but their mission is too important to let feelings get in the way. The scene pauses on Wolfgang as a dubbing director's voice explains, in German, the plot of the movie to the German voice of Wolfgang. But as the German dubber begins to record a new voice and language for Wolfgang's face, the actor looks into the camera and upsets the entire process. He changes his rhythm and even dialogue to stop the dubbing actor from "stealing" his voice. From now on, the German dubber must work to dodge the English actor's new mannerisms and catch up to his mouth to earn his place in the movie.

Technical Specs

  • Runtimes: 9'
  • Color(s): Colors
  • Sound: Stereo
  • Country(ies) of production: Germany
  • Original Language(s): English / German
  • Subtitle(s) available: English / French
  • Audience: General Audiences
  • Format(s) available: ProRes HD

Artistic & Technical Crew

With: Felix Maximilian, Birge Funke, Jörn Linnenbröker, Stefan Bergel
  • Screenplay: Emily Manthei & Jörn Linnenbröker
  • Cinematographer: William von Tagen
  • Music: Nico Gaik
  • Editor: Stefanie Schmitt (BFS)
  • Sound: Björn Funk, Peter Baatz-Mechler, Johannes Marguerre

Company Credits

  • Produced by: Jörn Linnenbröker & Anne Winkler