11/18/2023 07:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Germany/Belgium 2022 99 min German and Russian original version with English subtitles

by Dito Tsintsadze

Script: Dito Tsintsadze, DoP: Notker Mahr, Editor: Matthieu Jamet-Louis, Producers: Elaine Niessner, Tommy Niessner, Production: East End Film GmbH, Pygmalion Film Productions, UMEDIA, Cast: Devid Striesow, Camilla Borghesani, Vakho Chachanidze, Ivan Shvedoff
Thomas Brenner is a taxi driver, experiencing few surprises in his mundane day-to-day life. Ideally, he would like to be invisible to the world around him. However, one day, his customers, including their huge dog Roxy turn out to be Russians on the run from – people who don’t like to be messed with. Levan, the boss, takes a liking in Thomas and asks him for more rides and favors in the days to come. Initially, Thomas joins for the money, but when he meets Liza, Levan’s attractive wife and their young son Vova, his motives change. He is sucked into a deep pit of lies, friendship, love and loyalty and develops skills he didn’t think he was capable of.

“The film is a real winner and distributors should be falling over themselves to acquire it in territories round the world. An utterly enthralling, stunner of a thriller which deserves to be a massive, worldwide hit. Don’t miss.” (DMovies)

Dito Tsintsadze, born in 1957 in soviet Georgia, has been living and working in Germany for the last 15 years. His works have been awarded several prizes such as the Golden Shell by the San Sebastian Film Festival and the Silver Leopard by the Locarno Film Festival. In 2019, his film INHALE-EXHALE won the Grand Prix of the Film Festival Shanghai. His most recent Georgian film SHINDISI was in the Oscar race for the 2020 Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film – as was his film MEDIATOR, which was also produced in his home country.

Filmography (selection): 2000 LOST KILLERS, 2003 GUN-SHY, 2015 GOD OF HAPPINESS, 2016 DER FREUND, 2019 INHALE-EXHALE; SHINDISI, 2022 ROXY

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