In seiner Gnade

One evening a prison director announces to a convict being executed next day. As by a miracle later at night the cell door opens. Being exhausted by endless interrogations the convict drags on through dark prison corridors. On his odyssey to gain freedom he is tossed back and forth by various mental states: his fear of being discovered, his hope for salvation and moments of sheer madness.

Director Biography

Born in 1986 in Frankfurt (Oder), Germany, Christoph didn’t had a clue of his artistic career for a very long time. He worked as a Deutsche Telekom technician, graduated in media technology, has been a call center agent and finally animated computer games. Filmuniversity Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF was his life saver in 2015. There he delved into side streams of film making. Six years and two kids later he climbed out of the animation dungeon glady gasping for air: His first movie was finished! It is examplary for his special interest: achieving analogue styles with digital means.

Alternative title

In his Mercy


Christoph Büttner


Dutch premiere











States of Mind

Friday, 10 June 18:15 - 19:50 / Kijkhuis 1
95 min.
Saturday, 11 June 11:15 - 12:45 / Kijkhuis 2
90 min.

Also in this session

1. Red Shoes
Anna Paděrová, 14
2. In seiner Gnade
Christoph Büttner, 12
3. Inherent
Nicolai G.H. Johansen, 16
4. The Fog
Ziyoo Hwang, 6
5. Anxious Body
Yoriko MIZUSHIRI, 6 min.
6. Criatura
María Silvia Esteve, 15
7. Girl in the Water
Shi-Rou Huang, 7
8. Man Or Tree
Varun Raman, Tom Hancock, 4 min.