Fleeing an abusive relationship, a young German woman moves to America – only to be swindled out of her savings. While working for Jewish baker and trying to get her life back on track, she receives a mysterious phone call from Marlene Dietrich, and she immediately suspects her new boyfriend, who denies that it was him. Trying to find the source of the phone call, she forms an unlikely friendship with a lonely woman who claims to have known Marlene and realizes that maybe, just maybe, she can learn to trust again.
(Plot summary by Anonymous)
Director: Biju Viswanath
Writer: Julie Kilzer, Biju Viswanath
Editor: Sasi Menon
90to5 Editor: Richard Starkey
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90to5 Editor Bio: Richard began his film industry career in the first digital audio suite in South Africa, back in 1991.
He started editing commercials five years later but has since explored almost every genre imaginable, with feature films being his favourite medium.
Richard is also a post supervisor and colorist on many of his projects.
He lives in Cape Town with his wife and two daughters and plays a lot of squash in his spare time.
I chose this film because I liked the look of it, interestingly shot and set in New York City (my favourite city!).
I did my best to preserve the tone and mood of the film while attempting to retain the essence of the characters and giving an impression of how the real film works.
As a result I’ve cut out or mimesis some of the characters.
The reason I attempted this challenge was to learn FCP X.