Scene from the film Not to Go and not to Stay
Scene from the film Not to Go and not to Stay
Scene from the film Not to Go and not to Stay
Scene from the film Not to Go and not to Stay
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Not to Go and not to Stay

  • Germany
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“Not to Go and not to Stay” is a short film about an inner conflict of enforced voyage or migration, the simultaneaous and interfering wish to stay in a place as well as to leave it. The film is based on a notice of a dream by Franz Kafka, which describes travellers carrying their clothes to their suitcases to be packed. Unexpectedly however they don’t do this privately and safely at home but in the public at the railway station – and finally miss the train.


  • Original Title
    Nicht Gehen und nicht Bleiben
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Andreas Wutz
  • Cinematography
    Andreas Wutz
  • Editing
    Andreas Wutz
  • Sound
    Andreas Wutz
  • Runtime
    5 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Germany
  • Format
    • Colour
    • Black & White
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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