Die Einsamkeit des Killers vor dem Schuss

Die Einsamkeit des Killers vor dem Schuss

Deutschland 2013/2014, Spielfilm


A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot

The over-ambitious Koralnik has a dream job: he is a contract killer for a secret EU program. But even eight years after his training he still hasn't had a single hit. Bored and frustrated, he lives according to the program's strict rules – withdrawn, no social contact and constantly undercover. One day, the shy Rosa crashes into his car and life. Before he knows it, Koralnik is having dinner with her. For the first time, he can flee his everyday misery for an evening of company. But then the telephone rings. It's Koralnik's first job. With Rosa alongside, Koralnik sets off on a chaotic odyssey through a night in which nothing goes according to plan. It is only when Koralnik's target is revealed to be none other than one of his colleagues that the rigid concept by which he lives finally comes into question. He is confronted with the dilemma of either protecting his secret program or drawing a line under his unfulfilled existence as a killer. It is the biggest liar of them all, Rosa, who forces him to confront his own life's lie.

"A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot" tells the story of two lovable, tragic and comic antiheroes on an absurd and doomed journey. The film explores the impossibility of being happy when the life one leads is a scam – and of the freedom that comes when one has the courage to admit the lie.

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All Credits

Director:Florian Mischa Böder
Assistant director:Birgit Willekens
Script supervisor:Djémila Stiti
Screenplay:Clemente Fernandez-Gil, Florian Mischa Böder
Director of photography:Matteo Cocco
Assistant camera:Borris Kehl
Colour grading:Dirk Meier
Still photography:Martin Menke
Lighting design:Jürgen Tomadini
Key grip:Ingo Hilden
Production design:Cora Pratz
Property master:Andre Haskamp
Stand-by props:Diana Strehlau
Make-up artist:Susanne Weiß-Rudat
Special make-up effects:Christina Paul
Costume design:Peri De Bragança
Editing:Andreas Menn
Sound:Andreas Wölki
Sound assistant:Georg Müller
Foley artist:Wilmont Schulze
Audio mixing:Gerald Cronauer
Stunt co-ordinator:Marcel Stefanski
Casting:Emrah Ertem
Benno FürmannKoralnik
Mavie HörbigerRosa
Wolf RothVan Haarten
Erik MadsenOlsen
Ivan ShvedoffJassen
Mike McAlpineVan Migroet
Daniel DrewesNachbar
Rolf BergKommissar
Wolf RothGeneralleutnant Vanhaarten
Charlotte BohningEU-Kommissarin
Production company:HUPE Film- und Fernsehproduktion, Brauer Roelly Winker GbR (Köln)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) (Mainz) (Das kleine Fernsehspiel)
in association with:Arte Deutschland TV GmbH (Baden-Baden)
Producer:Andreas Brauer, Martin Roelly, Erik Winker
Producer (TV):Jörg Schneider (ZDF), Olaf Grunert (Arte)
Unit production manager:Andreas Jupe
Location manager:Franz Runge, Philip Gritzka (Motiv), Stephan Bechem (Set)
Production coordinator:Manuela Groh
Shoot:22.10.2013-05.12.2013: Köln und Umgebung
Original distributor:Camino Filmverleih (Stuttgart)
Funding:Film- und Medien Stiftung NRW (Düsseldorf), Deutscher Filmförderfonds (DFFF) (Berlin)
Length:95 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2014, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2014


Originaltitel (DE) Die Einsamkeit des Killers vor dem Schuss



Length:95 min
Format:HD, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Screening:Uraufführung (CH): 08.08.2014, Locarno, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 13.11.2014