Gasp (2012 film)

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Gasp official poster.jpg
Official Poster
Directed by Eicke Bettinga
Produced by Samuel Huang
Written by Eicke Bettinga
Samuel Huang
Starring Jan Amazigh Sid
Gianni Scülfort
Julie Trappett
Philippe Jacq
Cinematography Eicke Bettinga
Edited by Oliver Szyza
Release dates
  • 26 May 2012 (2012-05-26) (Cannes)
  • 26 October 2012 (2012-10-26) (Germany)
Running time
15 minutes
Country Germany
Language German, French

Gasp is a German short film drama written and directed by Eicke Bettinga. The film premiered in the short film competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival where it was nominated for the Short Film Palme d'Or.[1]


It's the story about a teenager who only has one wish: to feel something - anything. One day he pushes his longing to the limit.

Critical reception[edit]

"Eicke Bettinga touches on the big, abstract themes of solidarity, of human connection, of isolation, numbness and sacrifice."—Cannes Nisimazine[2]


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