Schedule + Venue

Goethe-Institut Hanoi

Offline Offline – Are you ready for the next level Genre: Comedy/Adventure | 87 minutes | Germany 2016
Age rating: from 12 years

The 17-year-old gamer Jan gets ready for the biggest quest of his life – in the real world! In search of his hacked digital identity, reality and computer game intermingle.

The 17-year-old Jan spends most of his time online. As the daring warrior Fenris, he is one of the best players in the computer game “Battle of Utgard”. He's just preparing for an important online tournament when he's suddenly expelled from the game. He frantically realises he's been hacked by another player! Not only is his internet down, his debit card and cell phone are on the blink, too. When he realises that the dark magician “Loki” is behind this, Jan starts the biggest quest of his life – in the real world! He goes on a search for the evildoer and gets to know the aroused gamer girl Karo who has also been hacked. As the two very different teens stumble from one catastrophe to the next on their trip, real life and virtual gaming reality start to intermingle in weird ways.
Florian SchnellFlorian Schnell, born 1984 in Lörrach, studied „Scenic Arts” at the University Hildesheim before he began to study at the film academy in Ludwigsburg, Germany. His films are characterised by creative mixtures of animation and real film and have earned national and international prices. His cinema debut “Offline – Are You Ready for the Next Level” was awarded this year’s Children’s and Youth Film Prize LEO.

Genre Comedy/Adventure
Country Germany
Year 2016
Director Florian Schnell
Script Jan Cronauer, Florian Schnell
Cast Moritz Jahn, Mala Emde, Ugur Ekeroglu, Hannes Wegener, David Schütter
Length 87 minutes
Film trailer
Awards Children’s and Youth Film Prize LEO 2016
Festivals 37. Film Festival Max Ophülus Prize
SEHNSÜCHTE, 45. International Student Film Festival