11/24/2017 22:00 – Murnau-Filmtheater
Germany 2017 100 min original version
by Johannes Sievert
Script: Johannes Sievert, Script Consultant: Dominik Graf, DoP: Hendrik A. Kley, Editor: Patricia Testor, Production: Pandora Film Produktion, Producer: Raimond Goebel, Cast: Alex Brendemühl, Sylvia Hoeks, Max von Pufendorf, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Idil Üner, Antje Traue, Uwe Preuss
Cologne 2015: In the midst of a murder investigation, police commissioner Richard Lenders makes a confusing discovery. A team of particle physicists is convened to help the puzzled cop make sense of the complex formulas that were found on the lifeless body. During the ensuing autopsy, Lenders finds out that the victim had a chip implanted in his head. Is it possible that the dead man came from another time? Does the uncovered chip make time travel a reality? Another murder occurs, this time it seems to add up to a pattern. But who’s behind the deaths, and is there a connection between the victims? Can Lenders use the chip to find the killer and rewrite his own past in the process? A cracking good German science fiction thriller!
Johannes F. Sievert studied film and television as well as theatre and political science at Ruhr University Bochum, in Cologne and in Berlin. After receiving his MA, he worked as a unit manager, car captain and directorial assistant for international TV, cinema and advertising productions. From 2002 to 2005, he studied directing at the International Film Academy Cologne. In 2011 he founded Augustin Film KG. Together with Dominik Graf, he published “Im Angesicht des Verbrechens: Fernseharbeit am Beispiel einer Serie”, in which Graf and series participants provided insight into the creation of a mini-series in interviews. In 2015, together with Dominik Graf, Sievert shot the essayistic documentary film VERFLUCHTE LIEBE DEUTSCHER FILM, which celebrated its premiere at the 2016 Berlinale.