The Peculiar Abilites of Mr Mahler

Film Block: E         Cinema:  LAB 2          Date: 01.03.18          Time: 6.30-8.00 PM

The Peculiar Abilities of Mr Mahler

Director: Paul Philipp

Country: Germany

Runtime: 29 min

Genre: Thriller, Supernatural


East Germany, 1987: The special investigator Mahler is said to have paranormal abilities. The police assign him to solve the case of 6-year-old Henry Kiefer, who has been missing for weeks now. This has led to political tensions with the West. But then he brings something to light that makes this family tragedy especially political…

Rated: PG




Paul Philipp was born in Freiburg, Germany, but spent part of his education in Southern Australia.  He completed several internships in film production and studied film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. In 2003, he took part in the Berlinale Talent Campus, and today works as a director of commercials.