His Mother’s Voice

In the abandoned family home Ale­xan­der (35) stumbles over his childhood: an old magnetic tape presents him grotesque and incredibly cruel recordings his mother had made 29 years ago.

Alexander and his past are going to visit the terminally ill mother in hospital...

Short film
15 min  -  1994

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“The search of the vestiges of his childhood in the debut short film of the young Swiss director Oliver Paulus becomes an enchanting exploration of the cinematic terrain. (...) a respectful yet autonomous bow to the grand cinema.”

Udo Kier, Jury Max Ophuls Film Festival  



Best Short Film - Max Ophuls Preis, 1995
Best Short Film - Film Kunst Preis Schwerin, 1995

Silver Medal - IDAF, 1995

Cast & Crew


with: Josef Ostendorf, Barbara Lotzmann, Marcel Friebel

Oliver Paulus - screenplay / director
Oliver Paulus - producer
Hansueli Schenkel - director of photography
Mitra Nadjmabadi - production design
André Bigoudi - editor
Stefan Wartmann, Peter P. Weiss - sound design
Andreas Sigg - sound mix 
Joachim Jesse - music 

a Motorfilm - Artelier Production

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