Press | robert sigl - film director

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Hepzibah aka: The Village

30.07.2011 - Press


Carfax Abbey – The Horror Film Database USA:  „A well-made, atmospheric chiller, this German made-for-TV slasher is an absolute gem of a film.  Reminiscent of an Argento effort, director Robert Sigl creates a taut chiller with intense, edge-of-your-seat death scenes, eerily effective music and soundtracks, inventive plot twists and stylish direction.”

Sean Axmaker’s Expert Guide to Video and DVD USA:  “Well acted and nicely executed.”

Epinions com:  “This German gem is highly recommended for the great cast, outstanding plot and fantastic cinematography.  Definitely a must see.  A whopping five stars!”

AWCM Reviews:  “Director Robert Sigl does a competent job of building suspense.”


Eyeball Compendium:  "Effective Gothic chiller, resonating with images of unease and sexual malaise, ripe with atmosphere and understated menace."

Video Watchdog USA:  "Under the direction of Robert Sigl, LAURIN is a kind of connoisseur piece: well made, sensitively acted, fraught with moodiness, atmosphere, lovely music and unsettling images that lodge themselves immediately in the most inward lobes of the brain."

Bangkok Post:  "The movie has an unsettling but delicate and poetic mood that makes it different from any other film about childhood."


The Evening Standard:  "Inventive, gory, scary and funny often all at the same time."

The New York Daily News:  "The most imaginative Sci-Fi since Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

The Toronto Star: "A truly amazing journey into new science fiction territory."

SFX UK: "4 Stars = very good (for GIGA SHADOW, directed by Robert Sigl)

07. 06. 2020

Robert Sigl's LAURIN in France - by prestige label "Le Chat qui fume"


• 1 BLURAY - 1 DVD
• BLURAY: English in DTS 2.0
• DVD: English in Dolby Digital 2.0
• Subtitles: French
• Zone All

SUMMARY : March 1901, in a German port village, Laurin, aged twelve, hears the cry for help, at nightfall, of a little boy whom she sees, from her window, being kidnapped by an adult. During the same night, Flora, Laurin's mother, sees on a bridge the inert body of the little boy and the face of his assassin; we find her dead in the morning, her body lying at the bottom of the bridge. With the father of Laurin, a sailor, being often absent, the little girl, plagued by strange visions, is now entrusted to her grandmother. She soon befriends a classmate, Stefan, who in turn disappears. A killer of children prowls around, and Laurin's curiosity puts her in great danger ...

ABOUT THE FILM :For his first feature film, Robert Sigl produced a true masterpiece, a fantastic tale whose atmosphere evokes the stories of Perrault or the Grimm brothers. Benefiting from a sublime photograph, Laurin summons through his images certain great masters of painting, from John Constable to Caspar Friedrich, via Brueghel. Without resorting to special effects, the director favors the atmosphere and the mystery, with this nature seeming to conceal dangers and secrets, and this village under the influence of traditions and religion. Thirty years after its release, Laurin remains a unique, timeless and wonderful work.

07. 06. 2020

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