Brasilia, the "city of hope", "the ultimate Utopia of the 20th century" (Umberto Eco), is being conserved as a cultural heritage today. It is a place as old as the filmmaker. Segments of amateur footage and feature films shot on location in the early 60s are inserted in his 1998 travelogue. The Utopian city as represented in VACANCY is a place abandoned from its inhabitants, a museum kept alive by its staff only.

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Matthias Müller

Written by: Matthias Müller

Produced by: Matthias Müller

Cinematography: Matthias Müller

Editing: Matthias Müller

Original Score: Dirk Schaefer

Sound: Dirk Schaefer

Nominations and Awards

  • European Short Film 1999