E L S E W H E R E . A PORTRAIT OF PEOPLE IN PRISON IN BERLIN. Criminals don't have a face or a name in our society's public perception. When they do appear in the media, the image presented is often much distorted. ELSEWHERE provides a portrait of eight men who are serving longer sentences in Prison and tries to present a more complex image of the prisoners. Mainly shot in full frontal with the protagonists looking directly into the camera, the men tell us stories from their lives in front of a background of spatial and visual isolation. ELSEWHERE seeks moments that create the space for identification in the simplicity of inconspicuous gestures from the men portrayed. The frontal, confrontational presentation questions the stereotype of the delinquent man and becomes a mirror image of the person watching, who looks the prisoner directly in the eye. In post-production, green screen footage in the prison was replaced with visual environments that were chosen in collaboration with the inmates. The animations portray faraway and utopian places, as well as places the protagonists know very well from their everyday lives. The material shot inside the prison is therefore placed in the direct context of the real world and becomes a surface on which the prisoners project a fictional life outside the prison walls. The images allow the inmates to show themselves and at the same time confront them with their own self-image: (self-) staging that plays with fiction and reality.

Running Time
30 minutes
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Short, Documentary
Adrian Figueroa
Adrian Figueroa
Audio Languages
English, Deutsch, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

Comments about short «E L S E W H E R E» (21)

Brian Black avatar
Brian Black

I absolutely love this movie. I have seen it 2 times and every time I see it, I get goosebumps. I don't know why ,maybe is the narrative or the music.

Joyce P. avatar
Joyce P.

I was extremely excited to see this movie, because I am starting to get into Adrian Figueroa.

Eugene avatar

Well done and very surprising! Highly recommend it!

Grace S. avatar
Grace S.

And the conclusion! The underlying themes were brought together in the most masterful way I've seen in a while!!!

Nathan Edwards avatar
Nathan Edwards

Loved the movie. Definitely worth watching especially if you like Short

Albert K. avatar
Albert K.

I may have a new favorite movie.

Linda Pierce avatar
Linda Pierce

It's awesome. You guys should definitely watch this movie.

Ronald Ferguson avatar
Ronald Ferguson

It's amongst the finest films ever made! Two Big Thumbs Up!

Jordan P. avatar
Jordan P.

It kept you going I couldn't putt it on hold to get my coffee.

Jack B. avatar
Jack B.

It is a great story!!! Adrian Figueroa and his crew obviously put a lot of time into the story.

Ruth P. avatar
Ruth P.

Some people said the plot was complicated and difficult to follow. We totally disagree, my wife and daughter thought the plot was easy to follow and they liked the way the story developed and loved the ending.