GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL THE MOVER (ATLAS)

ATLAS THE MOVER © Morefilms

Sun, 10/13/2019

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

DOUBLE FEATURE | US PREMIERE

DOUBLE FEATURE: begins with 303 at 5:00 pm,
followed by Q&A with Actor Anton Spieker.

THE MOVER (ATLAS) begins at approximately 8:00 pm,
followed by Q&A with Composer Enis Rotthoff, and
Cinematographer Tobias von dem Borne.

Ticket price includes admission to both films.


Germany (2019), 99 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles

Director: David Nawrath
Screenplay: David Nawrath, Paul Salisbury
Cinematography: Tobias von dem Borne
Film Score: Enis Rotthoff

Cast: Rainer Bock, Albrecht Schuch, Friederike Bellstedt, Thorsten Merten, Uwe Preuss
Producer: Britta Knöller, Hans-Christian Schmid
Production: 23/5 Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)


60-year-old Walter Scholl (Bock) is a former champion weightlifter who now works as a mover for forced evictions in Roland Grone’s (Preuss) relocation company. Walter struggles to ignore the increasing pain caused by his backbreaking job, just as he ignores the plight of those whom he forces from their homes. Grone, working with a dubious crime family, plans to clear an apartment house in one of the best neighborhoods of all tenants, allowing them to sell the building at a considerable profit. The problem: Walter believes that the one remaining tenant, who refuses to leave despite a court order, is his son, Jan (Schuch), whom he abandoned decades before.

Instead of revealing himself as his long lost father, Walter tries to get close to his adult son and his family. As he gradually realizes how unpredictable the men Grone is mixed up with really are, Walter finds himself caught in the middle of a deadly game. Supported by powerful performances from Bock and Schuch, Nawrath and Salisbury’s screenplay is a deftly crafted thriller with a shocking climax.


In-Person: Composer Enis Rotthoff

 




SELECT AWARDS:
  • DEUTSCHER SCHAUSPIELERPREIS 2019, Best Actor (Rainer Bock).
  • FESTIVAL OF GERMAN FILM LUDWIGSHAFEN 2019, Honorable Mention
  • TORINO FILM FESTIVAL 2018, Best Actor (Rainer Bock), Special Jury Award.


David Nawrath studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin (DFFB). In 2011, he was selected for the Résidence du Festival du Cannes in Paris. His films include MOHARRAM (2005), DUNKLE ZEIT (short, 2006), WAS BLEIBT (short, 2007), EINE MINUTE FREIHEIT (short, 2008), DER NEUE TAG (short, 2009), and his feature debut THE MOVER (2018).





WORLD SALES

Morefilms
www.morefilms.eu
 

Back