Germany 2029: the well-known journalist Johann Hellström escaped to his remote smarthome after serious accusations by the right-wing populist government. But that’s where the real nightmare begins. While Hellström clings to the hope of proving his innocence from his exile, the smarthome increasingly transforms from a peaceful refuge into a dangerous enemy…

THE HOUSE by director Rick Ostermann (WOLF CHILDREN) is an oppressive AI thriller of the near future. A gripping chamber play with award winning Tobias Moretti in the leading role, which cleverly combines sci-fi and horror elements with social criticism and strikingly realistic future scenarios.

  • Director

    Rick Ostermann

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Björn Vosgerau, Uwe Kolbe
    (Wüste Medien GmbH)

  • Cast

    Tobias Moretti, Valery Tscheplanowa

  • Genre


  • Running Time

    92 min.

  • Release

    Not.sold Hamburg, Germany

  • Festivals

    FF Hamburg | BiFest Bari | Fantasporto | Golden Horse Fantastic Film Festival | German Film Festival in Australia | Electricdreams International Film Festival

  • Awards

    Fantasporto – Best Screenplay by Fantasy International Jury and Critics Award

  • Year


  • Status


credits not contractual