German Currents – New Films from Germany: Films

Who Am I - No System Is Safe
( Who am I - Kein System ist sicher)

Los Angeles Premiere

German Currents 2015
Saturday, October 24th 2015, 5:30pm
Egyptian Theatre, 6712 Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028
German with English Subtitles
Info: +1 3235253388

Germany (2014), 110 min. DCP Projection
Director: Baran bo Odar
Screenplay: Baran bo Odar, Jantje Friese
Cinematography: Nikolaus Summerer
Cast: Tom Schilling, Elyas M’Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr., Hannah Herzsprung, Trine Dyrholm
Producers: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
Production: Company Wiedemann & Berg Film/Munich, in co-production with Deutsche Columbia Pictures/Berlin, Seven Pictures Film/Unterföhring

Young Berlin computer whiz-turned hacker Ben (Tom Schilling) feels more at home in the virtual world than he does in the real one.
When the charismatic and revolutionary hacker Max (Elyas M’Barek) asks Ben to put his skills to use and “hack the world,” they form the collective “CLAY” (Clowns Laughing At You).
Instead of lofty political goals, the group shocks the world with humor and guerilla-like pranks.
As the team’s popularity drives them to take bigger, bolder risks, they soon attract the attention of the German Secret Service. Just as Ben begins to feel like he finally belongs somewhere, he’s forced to figure out how to escape not only from his law enforcement pursuers, but his dangerous new friends.

This stylish, surprising, and exceptionally timely fast-paced cyber thriller moves seamlessly between the real and the virtual, leaving the audience guessing long after the film is over.

$11.- General Audiences
$9.- Seniors, Students
$7.- Cinematheque Members
$9.-  FoG Members (box office only, must present membership card!) 

Select Awards:
Bavarian Film Prize 2014 (Best Direction)
German Film Awards 2015 (Best Editing, Best Production Design, Best Sound Design)
Newport Beach Film Festival 2015 (Audience Award Best Foreign Film)

Baran bo Odar, born in Switzerland in 1978, studied directing at the University of Television & Film Munich (HFF).
He worked on several commercials, music videos and award-winning short films including 216 (1998), Und Wir Suchen Nach dem Glück (2002), Kill Your Stereo (2003), Squeak (2005) and Under the Sun (2006).
His feature debut The Silence (2010) premiered at the Piazza Grande in Locarno and gained him a spot as one of Variety’s Ten Directors to Watch in 2011.

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