Two men, to lives, a fateful encounter: Hagen suffers from irregular phases of sleep in which he cannot decide between dream and reality. When his frustrated wife cheats on him with the small-time criminal Niko a series of disturbing events is set in motion and the lives of both men will never be the same.
CORTEX is the directorial debut of the well-known actor Moritz Bleibtreu, whose acting credits include RUN LOLA RUN, THE BAADER MEINHOF COMPLEX and SOUL KITCHEN.

  • Director

    Moritz Bleibtreu

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Emek Kavukcuoglu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jan Krüºger
    (Paloma Entertainment GmbH)

  • Cast

    Jannis Niewöhner, Nadja Uhl, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anna Bederke, Marc Hosemann, Murathan Muslu, Nickolas Ofczarek

  • Genre

    Psychological Thriller

  • Running Time

    82 min.

  • Release

    Warner Bros. Pictures, Germany
    October 22, 2020

  • Festivals

    Filmfest Hamburg 2020 | Zurich Film Festival 2020 | Tallinn Black Nights FF 2020 – Rebels With A Cause Competition | KINO - Mostra de Cinema de Expressão Alemã | Miami FF | Fantaspoa | German Film Festival (Madrid) | Shanghai IFF | Utopia Fantastic IFF (Israel)

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  • Status


credits not contractual