‘The Dangers’ is an experimental narrative film shot in Berlin in the winter of 2009.
It was created as part of a fellowship with the Berlin Institute of Cultural Inquiry and filmed at Hotel Bogota in Charlottenburg. It premiered at the ICI Berlin in April 2009. It has since shown at several international film festivals and events, including at the premiere of ‘Exit’ in Berlin 2010.
A mysterious hotel. Two inexplicable doppelgängers. A woman in need of danger. There are many things lurking in corners. Alice takes Hugo to a party in the penthouse suite. But they are already there. They have, unknowingly, been visitors before here and in places like this. There is a lot of blood – and whisperings beyond them.
ʻThe Dangersʼ is a subconscious narrative film based on a nightmare. It refers to inner tensions of personal, particularly female, identity and the external manifestation of these tensions in the forms of sexual expression and propensity to violence. The film is fascinated by manifestations of intensity, suspense, excess and jouissance and the spiralling relations between them.
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(chloe grove. picture by chris erlbeck)
(annika line trost. picture by chris erlbeck)
(Poster Design: Daniel Klöhn)
A film made in conjunction with the Institute for Cultural Inquiry
Featuring: Annika Line Trost, Chloe Grove, Tamas Eperjessy, Paul Matzke, Holk Cruse, Claudel Doucet
Written & Directed by Siouxzi L Mernagh
Director of Photography Jonathan Harvey
1st AD & Production Manager Anna Ihamäki
Editor Anja Keyßelt
Online Editor Jo Spillane
Key Grip, Camera Assistant & Gaffer Nico Storch
Camera Assistant & Focus Puller Lukas Topol
Stills Photographer Chris Erlbeck
Gaffer Eneko Sanz
Production Design Siouxzi L Mernagh
Sound Recordist Constantin Bömers
Sound Design Paul Mernagh, Constantin Bömers
Makeup & Hair Birte Meier, Rike Gröpler
Costume Design & Props Assistance Sabrina Doemlang
Continuity & On-set Stylist Line Madsen Simenstad
On set stylist & production assistant John Holten
Production Assistant Juan Boillat
Graphic & Titles Design Daniel Klöhn
Colourist Annelie Chapman
Red One Advisor Fubbi Karlsson
Catering: Lebenswelten Catering