Un dia y nada

2008 | Drama | 21 min

Directed by Lorenz Merz

Collection: Degree Films 2008

An abandoned tourist resort at the end of the world. The sun is burning down, a day takes its course.
Two elderly men are waiting for a sign from the vast ocean. A young man is waging a desperate struggle against the earth.
UN DIA Y NADA presents fragments from the life of three generations during the off season in a Spanish tourist resort.
A day, a life cycle — a small miracle.

Runtime21 min
Year of Production2008
Distribution FormatProRes, DCP
Audio Format5.1
Shooting FormatFAZ 35mm s/w
Spoken LanguageSpanish
Available SubtitlesGerman, French, English
Director, Screenplay, Editor Lorenz Merz
Cinematography Gabriel Sandru
Art Director Nicole Hösli
Music Marcel Vaid, Estrella Morente, Lorenz Merz
Leading ActorsGustavo del Cielo
Rafael Segura
Gustavo Daniel Tulic
Adriano Pagliava
Melody Tortosa
Julio Lopez
Supporting ActorsMarie Omlin
Helena Oliva
Production Manager Verena Gloor
Assistant Director Ralph Bohli
Unit Manager Natalina Zainal
Second Production Coordinator Ana Sokic
Location Manager Helena Oliva
Focus Puller & Assistant Camera Markus Heiniger
Gaffer André Fürst
Electrician Silvia Fierz
Location Sound Engineer Benu Zitz
Makeup Artist, Costume Design Marina Aebi
Runner Paris & Abraham
Caterer Marie Angeles
Sound Mixing Gregg Skermann


1. December 2009
Grand Prix und Prix de la Jeunesse

Grand Prix and Prix de la Jeunesse in the European Competition at the Vendôme Film Festival

1. March 2009
2009 Swiss Film Award Quartz

2009 Swiss Film Award Quartz, Best Short Film

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16. November 2008
Best Cinematography - Student Camera Award

Gabriel Sandru receives Award for Best Cinematography at the International Munich Filmschool Festival

6. August 2008
Pardino d'Argentino

Winner in the Section Pardi di Domani at the Locarno International Film Festival

1. July 2008
2008 Audience Award

EGLI will be awarding its 2008 Audience Award at the degree film premieres


18. August 2012 – 23:40

5. June 2010 – 12. June 2010
Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival
Tel Aviv

25. November 2009 – 00:05
CH Filmszene

18. November 2009 – 23. November 2009
unlimited - European Short Film Festival Cologne

10. November 2009 – 14. November 2009
Kolkata Film Festival

27. June 2009 – 5. August 2009
Fünf Seen Filmfestival
Starnberg, Seefeld, Herrsching

26. June 2009 – 4. July 2009
Maremetraggio - International Short Film Festival

17. June 2009 – 27. June 2009
Festival Signes de Nuit

6. March 2009 – 13. March 2009
European Film Festival of Lille

19. January 2009 – 25. January 2009
Solothurner Filmtage
Offizielles Programm

21. November 2008 – 23. November 2008
upcoming film makers

16. November 2008 – 22. November 2008
Internationales Festival der Filmhochschulen München

5. November 2008 – 9. November 2008
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Winterthur

6. August 2008 – 16. August 2008
Festival del film Locarno
Pardi di Domani