The Dark Gene

a film by Miriam Jakobs, Gerhard Schick

The Dark Gene

Germany, Switzerland | 2015 | 99:00 min

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Human Interest Society Science

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A sick doctor, a highly sensitive code and the solace of art: While our protagonist is going through the unemotional diagnostic algorithm of mainstream medicine in order to find the right medicine for his depression, he also seeks assurance and solace in the artistic perspective; hoping that at some point in time he will be able to make peace with his dark gene, which all but destroyed his life.
The search for  the origin of his depression confronts the protagonist with existential questions and bizarre business models as well as guiding him into breath-taking worlds of imagery and sound.
Solothurner Filmtage 2015
DOK.fest München 2015
26. Int. Filmfest Emden 2015
35th Cambridge Film Festival
13th CPH:DOX Intern. Documentary Film Festival Copenhagen 2015
LOLA@Berlinale 2016
MILLENIUM Int. Documentary Film Festival Brüssel 2016
Cast and Crew
  • Director Miriam Jakobs, Gerhard Schick
  • Director of Photography Simon Guy Fässler, Philipp Künzli
  • Sound Christian Lutz, Patrick Veigel
  • Score Daniel Almada
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