Deutschland 2013-2015, Spielfilm



Fugitive arms dealer Mischa has set his wife Lydia on the prosecutor Dr. Würsch. She lures him to her mother-in-law's holiday home so he'll betray the name of his key witness. Würsch is corrupt, Mischa has money, so... But Würsch is playing another game: he has hired crooks Ed and Mace to protect him from Mischa and his hit-man Johann. He also has the hots for Lydia.

Ed and Mace are also up to something. Is Mace even Mace? If not, who is pretending to be him? Not that Lydia is innocent: she's having a fling with Johann and using Würsch to get rid of her husband. She wants the money in the safe so quickly starts a gang war that should finish him.

But when Mischa's mother is killed by Ed there goes the only person who can open the safe! Würsch, fearing Mischa is on his way and will order Johann to kill him, sets a trap and... kills Lydia by mistake! He wants to run, Ed and Mace stick to the plan: they want the money in the safe. Würsch is handcuffed to Mace, Ed gets the key but is then stuck in the chimney trying to get into the sealed building. All seems lost as Johann appears. Fortunately for all concerned, he drowns himself in the pool!

The safe is finally opened. Now they just have to get Ed out of the chimney and unlock the handcuffs. But since Würsch, Mace and Ed are out to get each other anyway, it's not long before... more people are dead! At which point Mischa arrives, sees all the bodies, reaches for a calming drink, thoughtfully poisoned perviously by someone else, and dies!

Ed, who has managed to free himself, grabs the money, steals a car and drives off into the sunset with his former lover Ushi. It's a happy end, right? Or will there be another disaster?

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All Credits

Director:Justus von Dohnányi
Assistant director:Rick Ostermann
Screenplay:Justus von Dohnányi
Director of photography:Ralf Noack
Lighting design:Pepi Rieck
Production design:Johannes Fischer
Make-up artist:Peter Bour
Costume design:Katrin Aschendorf
Editing:Olivia Retzer
Sound:Claudia Mattai del Moro
Music:Stefan Will, Marco Dreckkötter, Jakob Klotz
Justus von DohnányiEd
Jan Josef LiefersMace
Stefan KurtDr. Jürg Würsch
Anna LoosLydia
Milan PeschelMischa
Angela WinklerMischas Mama
Max SimonischekJohann
Oscar Ortega SánchezPolizist
Production company:Schiwago Film GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Ellenbogen Film GmbH (Berlin), Radio Doria GmbH & Co. KG (Berlin), StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
in association with:Hessischer Rundfunk(HR)/Arte (Frankfurt am Main)
Producer:Marcos Kantis
Co-Producer:Justus von Dohnányi, Jan Josef Liefers, Stefan Kurt, Rodolphe Buet, Isabel Hund
Unit production manager:Jonas Witsch
Shoot:05.09.2013-26.10.2013: St.Tropez, Berlin, Hamburg
Original distributor:StudioCanal GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein GmbH (FFHSH) (Hamburg), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:90 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.04.2015, 150920, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.07.2015


Originaltitel (DE) Desaster



Length:90 min
Format:DCP, 1:2,35
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 22.04.2015, 150920, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Kinostart (DE): 16.07.2015