Erkhii Mergen, or Why the Marmot Doesn't Have a Thumb

Thessa Meijer Short film - 2015 - 18 min.

Other prizes

Dioraphte Award Thessa Meijer

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An old Mongolian man pulls along his dead horse and walks out of the city, leaving a trail of confusion. On his journey, this remarkable man meets various inhabitants of the industrial town, where people take the daily grind for granted. What do they consider meaningful, fundamentally? Tragicomic and magical ode to obstinacy.


Director(s) Thessa Meijer
Script Thessa Meijer
Cesco van der Zwaag
Producer(s) Maarten van der Ven
Production Company
Executive Producer
Director of Photography
Production Design
Sound Design
Sound on Set
Maurits Heemskerk
Visual Effects
Luuk Meijer, NVX
Joris van Seggelen
Production Country