Filmmaker’s Name and Title: Stefan Plepp (screenwriter, director, producer, main character and composer/sound designer of the film) & Christine Kabisch (director)
Film Name: Risky Game (Va Banque)
Length of film: 11 min. 20 sec.
Genre: Social Thriller
In 50 words or less, what’s this film about?
Melanie gets beaten by her father when she has bad grades in school. When she fails in a test, she tries to blackmail her teacher. He appears to be a nerd, the ideal victim. But the reason for Raths solitariness originates in his past expieriences with violence. It's his jealously guarded secret. But put under high pressure, this past comes to the surface again.
What inspired you to make this film?
Reading an article about some managers who are not allowed to use a lift together with one woman by their CONTRACT with their enterprises! By articles about the french Legion Etrangere. And by thoughts about the problems of false accusation of sexual harassment. There are lots of prominent examples this days!
Name your Top 3 Films of All Time:
Adams Apples; Festen (Thomas Vinterberg); Time of the Gypsies (Kusturica); Lord of the Rings
What’s your connection to Mississippi? (If you don’t have one, why did you apply to a Mississippi festival?)
Anything else you want the audience to know about your film:
I think false accusations of sexual harresement are as much a problem of our society as the sexual harresement itself. But there's no field of law where the presumption of innocence is so weak and so unpopular than in this one. We don't have a solution for this. But we feel that there is little attention on this and so we try to focus to this. And we tried to make it thrilling to give the message the best bottle.