Karl Wallner, the protagonist of this short, is a man in his 50s. At the age of 14 he reached the height of 1.40 meters (4'7") and stopped growing. The film shows scenes in the life of a little person, at home, at work and in his free time.
Austria 1980 | 16 min | German | 16 mm
Director: Ulrich Seidl | Screenplay: Ulrich Seidl | Camera: Paul Choung | Editor: Paul Choung | Sound: Wolfgang Schneider | Producer: Ulrich Seidl | Cast: Karl Wallner, Helga Hansch
Production company: Wiener Filmakademie I Metternichgasse 12 | 1030 Vienna, Austria
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- Director's statement
"This is the first film I made at the Vienna Film Academy. I wanted to make a film about a little person. But without the hypocritical pretense of sympathy that is typical of this kind of socially engaged documentary. I wanted to show a disabled man as an individual, whom you can make fun of or find boring, like anyone else." – Ulrich Seidl
A film by Ulrich Seidl