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    Germany

    2014

    95 min

    • German

    Thriller

    Erik has his own motorbike workshop in a sleepy little town. He may have the telling word ‘scoundrel’ tattooed onto his lower arm but he nonetheless creates an impression of a well-behaved average Joe. His relationship with his girlfriend Julia is going well and her daughter Linda is very fond of her new Dad. But then all of a sudden the mysterious Henry appears and begins following him about like a sinister shadow. The more Erik tries to shake off his diabolical guest the more Henry intrudes into his life. But then when a violent gangster named Keitel enters the fray and threatens not only Erik but Julia and Linda, Erik’s seemingly ideal world begins to run off the rails. After his prize-winning debut Schwerkraft, director Maximilian Erlenwein serves up a mystery-cum-thriller that is as absorbing as it is philosophical. When a repressed, hidden past rears its ugly head, the characters find themselves confronted with fundamental conflicts. The leading roles are played by Jürgen Vogel and Moritz Bleibtreu, both of whom make excellent use of their full-on physicality, ensuring a sensual but far from bloodless adventure.

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    Credits

    Cast
    Jürgen Vogel
    Moritz Bleibtreu
    Petra Schmidt-Schaller
    Georg Friedrich
    Rainer Bock
    Screenplay
    Maximilian Erlenwein
    Cinematography
    Ngo The Chau
    Editing
    Sven Budelmann
    Music
    Enis Rotthof
    Production
    FRISBEEFILMS
    Sales
    BETA CINEMA

    Press

    ...stylish, violent and cerebral second feature.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Maximilian Erlenwein

    Maximilian Erlenwein

    Germany

    Born in Berlin, Germany, in 1975, he studied media and sociology in Marburg and then worked in Berlin as a camera assistant and subsequently a freelance cinematographer. In 1999 he entered the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (dffb) to study directing. He has directed numerous shorts which have won a number of prizes at international festivals. In 2005 he and Robin von Hardenberg founded the production company Fat Lady Filmproduktion which makes music videos, documentaries, PR films and commercials. His feature film debut SCHWERKRAFT won several prizes at the 2010 Max Ophüls Awards.