2005 – Cataract



  • Director: Sainath Choudhury (India)
  • Script: Sussu Laaksonen (Finland)
  • Cinematographer: Matheus Rocha (Brasil)
  • Production: Berlin Film Festival; Berlinale Talent Campus
  • Production: sabotage film, Karsten Aurich + Martin Cichy
  • Genre: Drama (short film)
  • Language: English
  • Filming Locations: Berlin
  • Release Date: Berlinale 2005 / First Step (Germany)Berlinale 2005: Talent Movie of the Week – Winner, best Film


Andreas Schmidt – man
Sesede Terziyan – woman

In part Buddhist koan, in part urban love story, the film poses the question of unconditional love, and suggests that there may be an answer. Set in a lonely Berlin petrol station, it tells of the chance encounter between two strangers – a young Turkish woman who works at the petrol station and an enigmatic Russian immigrant who walks in one night. Abruptly he opens a conversation which leads them to embark on a fantastic journey, and to an end that no one is prepared for. Written by Production information