The last un-renovated building in a trendy Berlin neighbourhood is being vacated. The former tenants are moving out, but Dietmar refuses to budge. His son Tobias tries to convince him to move into social housing. However, his father resists and the situation between Tobias, his father, and the buildings realtor, who seems to be there by chance, escalates and gets completely out of hand. A highly suspenseful and compelling hostage thriller about the issue of gentrification – and the good souls who lose along the way. Nail-biting and tragic right until the very surprising end.

  • Director

    Gregor Erler

  • Version

    German (OV)
    with English subtitles

  • Produced by

    Gregor Erler, Matthias Ziesing, Christopher Cornelsen
    (Koenigsgarten UG, film13 GbR, Cornelsen Films GmbH)

  • Cast

    Matthias Ziesing, Pegah Ferydoni, Moritz Heidelbach, Wolfgang Packhäuser, Thilo Prothmann, Conrad F. Geier, Mignon Remé, Tom Keune, Sebastian Achilles

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  • Running Time

    97 min.

  • Release

    October 18, 2018

  • Festivals

    Internationale Hofer Filmtage 2018 | Manchester International Film Festival 2019 | Accolade Global Film Festival 2019 | IndieFEST Film Awards 2019 |Around International Film Festival 2019 | Action On Film International Film Festival 2019 | London Independent Film Awards 2019 | FICOCC Five Continents International Film Festival 2019 | 6th Genrenale 2019 | Grossmann Fantastic Film and Wine Festival | Cinéfest Sudbury | German Filmweek (Italy) | Heartland Film Festival (Indianapolis) | International Film Festival of Kerala (India) | LA Action Film Festival | Fantastic Film Festival (Australia)

  • Awards

    5th Manchester International Film Festival - Best Foreign Feature Film | 5th Manchester International Film Festival - Best Feature Film | 15th Annual Accolade Global Film Festival - Award of Excellence Special Mention: Gregor Erler | 10th Annual IndieFEST Film Awards - Best of Show | FICOCC Five Continents International Film Festival - Special Mention: Best Cinematography | FICOCC Five Continents International Film Festival - Best Production Design | London Independent Film Awards - Best Foreign Feature Film

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  • Status


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