Filmvorführung Coup

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The German Film Office is pleased to present Coup by Sven O. Hill as this year’s first German Movie Night. The film will be available to viewers across the United States. 

Hamburg in the 1980s. A rocker in the banking world might seem like a fish out of water. But if you discover a security vulnerability in the bank’s financial transaction system? You can quickly unburden your employer of 2.5 million German marks and disappear to Australia, where your life of luxury can begin! But things don’t go quite as expected for this clever bank robber...

A grey-haired man on the banks of the Elbe River: what starts out as a reminiscing documentary narrative – or is it just sailor’s yarn? – evolves into a melange of documentary, animation, and feature film, as entertaining as raucous, told in flashback and embellished with a mass of retro charm. In Sven O. Hill’s Coup, which won the German Cinema New Talent Award at Hofer Filmtage in 2019, the beige-brown savings bank scene meets rocker romanticism and the longing for the big wide world.

Dir. Sven O. Hill
With Daniel Michel, Tomasz Robak, Paula Kalenberg, Rocko Schamoni
Germany, 2019
81 minutes