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Forward. Side. Close!

Directed by Alexander Peter Lercher

Narrative Feature
Austria | 1 hr 42 min | 2015

DR. REINHARD NAGL (Heinz Trixner) would rather hide behind the walls of his extravagant Austrian castle than embrace the outside world, but when his 70th birthday approaches he is surprised by his overzealous best friend from childhood, LORENZ ZWEIG (Christian Futterknecht).

Zweig invites laughter back into the walls of his friends home, enticing the staff to embrace romance and even conspiring to re-unite Nagl with his first love – MAGDALENA (Uschi Glas).

Has Zweig arrived too late or can Nagl learn to live before he dies.

forward-side-close-alexander-peter-lercherAlexander Peter Lercher
Director, Producer, Writer
“Vor. Seit. Schluss!“ marks Alexander Peter Lercher’s first feature. Originally from Austria, Lercher received his undergraduate degree in the greater Los Angeles area and completed his Masters degree at Royal Holloway University of London.

Lercher has had the privilege to work for companies such as Content Media Corporation, Treasure Entertainment, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Red Bull Media House. He shot numerous short films and his short documentary Act of Violence was shown at the Santa Cruz film festival in California and got an honorary mention at the SIDoc Film Contest in San Jose, CA.
Lercher is currently working on his new project.

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Film Information

Director: Alexander Peter Lercher
Country: Austria
Year: 2015
Language: German w/ English subtitles
Runtime: 1 hr 42 minutes


Producers: Alexander Peter Lercher & Elsa Hartlieb
Executive Producer: 
Heinrich von Hanau
Kyle T. Ford
Special Effects:
Wolfgang Zivny
Stunt Coordinator:
Wilhelm Greiner
Sound Editor: 
Dante Fazio
Digital Effects: 
Michelle Rasmussen, Evan Langley
Original Music/Composer: 
Pablo Anson
Assistant Director:
Marlon Vogelgesang
Additional Photography:
Franz-Ferdinand Kuffarth
Assistant Camera:
Chris Burden, Marilee Hodge
Camera Operator:
Kyle Scheid
Thomas Hillenbrand
Best Boy:
Patryk Stachelek
Sound Mixer:
Paul Kretschmann
Makeup Artist:
Filia Naomi Heintel & Michaela Haag
Gerhild Pusterhofer & Heidi Ruprecht 

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Hashtag: #ForwardSideClose   #VorSeitSchluss

Principal Cast

BIFF - Beloit International Film Festival
BIFF | Beloit International Film Festival