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Victoria Victoria Genre: Crime film/drama | 140 minutes | Germany 2015
Age rating: from 16 years

One city. One girl. One night. One take.

The young Spanish girl Victoria is new to the German capital and likes to dance the night away. After a night in the club she gets to know Sonne and his three friends. First, it appears that the party simply goes on with a little flirt. But soon it turns out that the coming night is going to be a lot more dramatic, because Sonne and his friend need to clear debts… Victoria becomes an accomplice in a bank robbery... A thrilling escape through a Berlin night that changes everything.

The extremely short, 12-page script consisted only of scene descriptions that were improvised by the actors on camera. The adrenaline-fuelled and emotionally charged film was also shot in just one camera setting, without any cuts, thus allowing the viewers to follow the story in real time.
Sebastian SchipperSebastian Schipper, born in Hannover in 1968, studied drama at the Otto Falckenberg school in Munich. Afterwards he was member of the ensemble at the “Münchner Kammerspiele” for two years. As an actor he played in films like “The English Patient” and “Run Lola Run” amongst others. His debut in direction “Absolute Giganten“ (1999) was awarded by the German Film Award and his films “A Friend of Mine” (2004) and “Sometime in August” (2008) have been presented at the Berlinale.

Genre Crime film/drama
Country Germany
Year 2015
Director Sebastian Schipper
Script Sebastian Schipper, Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Eike Schulz
Cast Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff, André M. Hennicke, Anna Lena Klenke, Eike Schulz
Length 140 minutes
Film trailer www.youtube.com
Awards International Film Festival Berlin 2015: Silver award in the category Excellence Artist Performance: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen for camera work.
German Film Award 2015: Golden award for the best full-length featured film and best direction amongst others.
Festivals International Film Festival Berlin 2015
Toronto International Film Festival 2015
Canberra International Film Festival 2015
New Zealand International Film Festival 2015