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 1983 in Sweden, Gothenburg. He is living and working in Poland. He graduated from the Polish National Film School in Łódź in 2013, where he now teaches directing. Magnus made a successful entrance with his short films: Echo (2010) premiered at Sundance FF and Without Snow (2011) premiered at Locarno FF.

His debut feature The Here After was premiered at the Directors’ Fortnight 2015 – Cannes FF and won two Swedish Guldbagge Award for Best Film & Best Director and traveled along the festivals such as Toronto, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian and was sold to more than 10 territories. With Sweat, his second feature length fiction he took part in Torino Film Lab.

2020 Sweat, feature
2015 The Here After, feature
2011 Without Snow, short
2008 Echo, short
2006 Radek, documentary