Directed by Magnus von Horn
Poland | 14 minutes | 2009 | Polish

Two teenagers brutally kill their friend. Helped by a police psychologist, they are reconstructing the chronological order of events. Gradually, they begin to realize the noxiousness of the murder and its consequences. However, they will not discover the scale of the crime until they meet the victim’s parents.


Director: Magnus von Horn
Screenwriter: Magnus von Horn
Cinematography: Małgorzata Szyłak
Editor: Bogusława Furga
Production Company: PWSFTviT

  • Magnus von Horn
    Magnus von Horn

Festivals & Awards
Camerimage Film Festival
Aubagne International Film Festival
International Short Film Festival Oberhausen
Krakow Film Festival – Second Prize Srebrny Lajkonik
Curtas Vila do Conde IFF – Onda Curta Award RTP2
FEST International Film Festival
Odense International Film Festival
Fresh Film Festival
Polish Film Festival Gdynia – Special Mention
Short Film Festival – Fiction Film Prize
Alcine Film Festival – Second Prize
Leeds Film Festival
Student Film Festival Beijing
Zagreb Film Festival
Tous Courts Film Festival – Grand Prix
Cottbus Short Film Festival – Germany
Student Film Festival Munich – Best Film Award
Bilbao Zinebi Film Festival
Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival – Special Mention
Taipei County Film Festival
Prague Short Film Festival
Sundance Film Festival
Goteborg Film Festival

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Magnus von Horn

Magnus von Horn was born in Göteborg and studied at the Łódz´ Film School. He lives in Warsaw. So far, he has directed a few short films, which have won him several awards around the world.

His documentary RADEK has won the Maciej Szumowski Award at the Kraków Film Festival, while his school short film ECHO received many awards, including the Silver Hobby Horse for the best live action short film, the best film award at the Munich International Short Film Festival and the Grand Prix at the Aix-en-Provence Tous Courts Short Film Festival. Echo was also officially selected for the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. His diploma short WITHOUT SNOW premiered at the 2011 Locarno International Film Festival.

He has also received the Grand Prix at the Bilbao International Festival of Documentary and Short Film and has been nominated for the Swedish Guldbagge Award for best short film. In Poland, he has received the Silver Hobby Horse at the Kraków Film Festival and the Grand Prix in the Young Cinema Competition at the Gdynia Film Festival. He is the co-screenwriter of Anna Kazejak-Dawid’s film The Word.

THE HERE AFTER is his debut feature film.

2015 The Here After, feature
2011 Without Snow, short
2008 Echo, short
2006 Radek, documentary