DIRECTOR: KEN DUKEN
GERMANY / 2017
SUNDAY 4:00PM / CINEMA 2
RUNNING TIME: 91 MINS
Gripping indie thriller about a terrorist attack in the German capital eerily echoes recent real-life events.
Premiering (naturally) at the Berlin Film Festival, this first feature from actor/director Ken Duken is an exciting thriller which slowly builds tension to an explosive climax. Frank has left his career as an elite soldier and wants to rebuild his life in Brandenburg. He is on his way to meet his daughter, Lily, after a long separation. As he stops at a gas station he meets Andreas, who needs a ride to Berlin. Reluctantly, Frank agrees to take Andreas with him – unaware that he has a gun in his pocket and a bomb in his backpack. Andreas forces Frank to take him to Berlin where, in the middle of Christmas celebrations, he plans to carry out a brutal attack. The plot is frighteningly similar to the real-life attack on a Christmas market in Berlin. With elements touching on terrorism, alt-right conspiracy and post traumatic stress this is a film for these turbulent times.
Presented in partnership with Movie Metropolis, whose Peter Krautz will conduct a Q &A