Hacker

Hacker

Deutschland 2009, Dokumentarfilm

Inhalt

In his documentary, Alexander Biedermann portrays five hackers of from different generations and discerns their highly oppositional motivations. There is the new breed of today"s hackers, who aggressively test the limits of computer systems by spreading viruses. Yet there are also the "classic" hacker types, for instance the people who infiltrated the NASA systems in 1987 and were deemed criminals by justice and the media. What unifies most hackers, is their self-image as protectors of the free information society. But the line between legal and illegal activities is difficult to draw, and idealistic aims and the longing for fame in the hacker scene don"t always go together.In his documentary, Alexander Biedermann portrays five hackers of different generations and discerns their highly oppositional motivations. There is the new breed of today′s hackers, who aggressively test the limits of computer systems by spreading viruses. Yet there are also the "classic" hacker types, for instance the people who infiltrated the NASA systems in 1987 and were deemed criminals by justice and the media. What unifies most hackers, is their self-image as protectors of the free information society. But the line between legal and illegal activities is difficult to draw, and idealistic aims and the longing for fame in the hacker scene don′t always go together.

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Director:Alexander Biedermann
Screenplay:Alexander Biedermann (Konzept), Matt Sweetwood (Konzept)
Director of photography:Peter Badel, Axel Rothenburg
Assistant camera:Michael Senft
Animation:Michael Kath
Editing:Matt Sweetwood, Hanka Knipper, Christoph Sturm
Sound editor:Friedrich Wohlfarth
Audio mixing:Kai Tebbel
Music:Klaus Schulze
Participation:Steffen Wernéry, Paul Ziegler, Reinhard Schrutzki, Marko Rogge, Marcell Dietl
Production company:Hoferichter & Jacobs Filmproduktion GmbH (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz)
Producer:Olaf Jacobs
Producer (TV):Nicole Baum
Unit production manager:Markus Simon
Shoot:12.2008-07.2009: Berlin, Hamburg, München, Tokio, Frankfurt
Original distributor:Edition Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin), Kulturstiftung Sachsen (Leipzig), Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung GmbH (MDM) (Leipzig), Filmbüro Bremen e.V. (Bremen)
Length:79 min
Format:HDCam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.10.2010, 125018, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.2009, Leipzig, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 18.11.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Hacker
Arbeitstitel (DE) Hacker – Zwischen Utopie und Terrorismus

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Length:79 min
Format:HDCam, 16:9
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 29.10.2010, 125018, ohne Altersbeschränkung/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 10.2009, Leipzig, IFF;
Kinostart (DE): 18.11.2010
 

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