Mala Fide

2013, AT, 15min, 2K DCP 1.85:1
Arri Alexa plus, Cooke S4

A Iris Wegscheider & Jacob Groll Production

with Paul Matic, Marie-Christine Friedrich & Christoph von Friedl


10th NewFilmMakers Los Angeles / US 2013
08th FILMZ Festival des deutschen Kinos / DE 2013
10th Dam Short Film Festival Nevada / US 2014

What we do, we do out of love. Even the bad things. Even manipulating your wife’s health. Or making your husband lose his sanity. No bad faith involved, is it? Dr. Benedikt Greif did not start off wanting to manipulate Anna. He did not want to make her believe that she had no chance for a decent life. That she was dependent on him. But one little lie led to another, and now he is about to feel the retribution. If not by her, then by his own conscience: His world is falling apart. A world consisting of manipulation, doubt an insecurity. A world now threatened by a young man – Benedikt’s own imagination. Or his wife’s plot for revenge, Benedikt cannot be sure. (Jacob Groll)

DirectorJacob Groll
ScreenwriterSarah Wassermair
CinematographerGeorg Geutebrueck
Production designerChristina Romirer
Costume designerSarah Weber
Production sound mixerHerbert Verdino
EditorMarkus Hautz & Jacob Groll
Music composerGerrit Wunder
ProducersIris Wegscheider & Jacob Groll
Production managerPetra Torky
Assistant directorEsther Hassfurther
1st assistant cameraAndi Winter
2nd assistant cameraThomas Loacker
DITLaszlo Vancsa
GafferMatthias Ganster
ElectriciansMarkus Harthum,
Philipp Habenicht & Martin Nefe
Key gripFelix Radinger
Digital coloristAndi Winter
Camera rentalArri Rental Austria
Lighting rentalLGL Lichttechnik