Gegenwart / Consequence

Year2012 Duration65 min. DirectorThomas Heise WriterThomas Heise PhotographyRobert Nickolaus EditorMike Gürgen SoundDietmar Künze Production Blinker Filmproduktion

Coproduction: WDR
Producer: Meike Martens
World Sales: Deckert Distribution

Spanish premiere

Consequence follows the tiring working day between Christmas Eve and New Year at a small crematorium operating 24/7.

This medium-sized business guarantees to deal with a dead body within three days – ensuring reliable planning for undertakers. So those left behind have the chance to quickly get back to their own productive everyday lives. Swift cremation helps the affected cope with bereavement quickly, says the company brochure. There’s a lot to be done. “It’s the economy, stupid!”

In pictures without words, Consequence tells the story of what happens to us.


  • 2012 Rome IFF
  • 2013 Rotterdam IFF
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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