WHO AM I - NO SYSTEM IS SAFE ( WHO AM I - KEIN SYSTEM IST SICHER)
Thu. Jan. 14, 2016 8:00 P.M.
Castro Theatre, San Francisco
Northern California Premiere
In Person: Tom Schilling
Director: Baran bo Odar
Starring: Tom Schilling, Elyas M'Barek, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Antoine Monot Jr., Hannah Herzsprung, Trine Dyrholm
Cinematography: Nikolaus Summerer
Producers: Quirin Berg, Max Wiedemann
World Sales: TrustNordisk
The Opening Ceremony includes special remarks and the Spotlight Award tribute to Tom Schilling. Film screens at 8:45 P.M.
Winner of 2015 German Film Awards for Best Editing, Best Production Design, and Best Sound. Winner of the 2014 Bavarian Film Award for Best Direction.
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 grows, and just as Ben starts feeling like he finally belongs some- where, he’s forced to figure out how to escape not only from his law enforcement pursuers, but his dangerous new friends.
–German Currents Film Festival
Warner Bros. acquired remake rights for Who Am I in 2014. Baran bo Odar’s previous film The Silence had its North American Premiere at Berlin & Beyond 2010.
Presented with the support of:
Sun. Jan. 31, 2016 8:00 P.M.
Janet Leigh Theatre, Stockton