23

23

Deutschland 1998, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Based on an authentic case, the film "23" tells the story of Karl Koch, a computer hacker from Hanover, who loses his life at the end of the 1980s. Karl Koch is 19, when he leaves home to get away from the overbearing influence of his ultra-conservative father. After this equally sensitive as well as rebellious young man reads Robert Wilson’s cult book "lluminatus!", he noticeably falls into imagining that the world is now controlled by a secret organisation of "Illuminati".

One day the two crooks Lupo and Pepe talk both Karl and his friend David into using their hacker skills in order to get their hands on some top secret information and sell it to the KGB for lots of money. Yet, Karl is not up to the unrelenting pressure. He begins to take drugs, isolating himself ever more from his surroundings. His delusions of "Illuminati" now become transformed into a full-blown paranoia. A sensation-seeking journalist finally notices Karl – followed a little while later also by the police.

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Credits

All Credits

Director:Hans-Christian Schmid
Assistant director:Andreas Kapeller
Screenplay:Hans-Christian Schmid, Michael Gutmann
Director of photography:Klaus Eichhammer
Assistant camera:Kai Rostásy
Set design:Ingrid Henn
Prop master:Melina Zourelidou, Patricia Brönner
Make-up artist:Stephanie Hilke
Costume design:Peri De Bragança
Editing:Hansjörg Weißbrich
Assistant editor:Bernd Schlegel
Sound design:Dirk Jacob
Sound:William Franck
Sound assistant:Stephan Michalik
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Consultant:Christian Wolff (Computer-Beratung)
Stunts:Mac Steinmeier, Matthias Werner
Music:Norbert J. Schneider
  
Cast: 
August DiehlKarl Koch
Fabian BuschDavid
Dieter LandurisPepe
Jan-Gregor KrempLupo
Stephan KampwirthMaiwald
Zbigniew ZamachowskiSergej
Peter FitzBrückner
Burghart KlaußnerWeber
Lilly TschörtnerBeate
Patrick JoswigAlex
Arnulf SchumacherSeybert
Sven LehmannComputerverkäufer
Hanns ZischlerKarls Vater
Robert Anton WilsonSich selbst
  
Production company:Claussen + Wöbke Filmproduktion GmbH (München-Geiselgasteig)
Producer:Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke
Line producer:Uli Putz
Unit production manager:Barbara Josek
Location manager:Ssu Pawlitzki
Shoot:1997: Berlin und Umgebung [bis Herbst]
Distributor:Buena Vista International (Germany) GmbH (München)
Length:2701 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.1998, 80119, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 01.07.1998, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 14.01.1999;
TV-Erstsendung: 01.08.2000, Premiere

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) 23
Untertitel Nichts ist so wie es scheint

Versions

Original

Length:2701 m, 99 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby SRD
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 13.07.1998, 80119, ab 12 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 01.07.1998, München, Filmfest;
Kinostart (DE): 14.01.1999;
TV-Erstsendung: 01.08.2000, Premiere
 

Awards

Deutscher Filmpreis 1999
Lola, Bester Hauptdarsteller
Lola in Silber, Bester Spielfilm
 
Filmfest, München 1998
Förderpreis Deutscher Film, Regie