Im Schatten

Im Schatten

Deutschland 2009/2010, Spielfilm

Inhalt

In the Shadows

Trojan is released from jail and goes straight back to his profession as a criminal. He gets hold of a weapon and looks out for new jobs.

In just a few takes, Thomas Arslan sets up the anonymous world of his gangster protagonist by falling back on motifs and characters from the genre. The backroom of a car workshop, parking lots, furnished apartments. One meets men and women who distrust each other because they are all out to line their own pockets. The setting changes constantly, with surveillance and chase scenes providing a dynamic narrative rhythm. Since crime makes up Trojan's daily existence, the film concentrates entirely on the technical nature of a life outside the law.

The reduced and clear-cut images – shot with a Red camera – highlight the exact sequence of events. "Im Schatten" is a genre film that focuses consistently on the mechanics and external process of a crime. It develops a sense of great suspense, without burdening its figures with personal stories. Each hand movement has to be right. All of a sudden, the question of whether Trojan will manage to start the getaway car on time becomes a great movie moment.

Anke Leweke

Source: 60. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Credits

Director:Thomas Arslan
Screenplay:Thomas Arslan
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Editing:Bettina Blickwede
Music:Geir Jenssen
  
Cast: 
Mišel MatičevićAlexander Trojan
Karoline EichhornRechtsanwältin Dora Hillmann
Uwe BohmRenee Meyer
Rainer BockNico
Timo JacobsBen
Peter KurthRichard Bauer
Jörg MalchowDragan
David SchellerMartin Krüger
André SzymanskiChris
Hanns ZischlerPlaner
Albrecht HircheWolf
Lutz HeydenDragans 1. Helfer
Stefan TiedeDragans 2. Helfer
Claudio StapaneKrügers Kollege
Aaron RaabeFussball spielender Junge
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber

All Credits

Director:Thomas Arslan
Assistant director:Serpil Turhan
Screenplay:Thomas Arslan
Director of photography:Reinhold Vorschneider
Assistant camera:Joachim Haller, Andreas Haas
Optical effects:Björn Friese
Lighting design:Christoph Dehmel-Osterloh
Set design:Reinhild Blaschke (Szenenbild)
Costume design:Anette Guther
Editing:Bettina Blickwede
Sound design:Christian Obermaier, Jochen Jezussek
Sound:Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound assistant:Marco Krüger
Audio mixing:Martin Steyer
Casting:Ulrike Müller
Music:Geir Jenssen
  
Cast: 
Mišel MatičevićAlexander Trojan
Karoline EichhornRechtsanwältin Dora Hillmann
Uwe BohmRenee Meyer
Rainer BockNico
Timo JacobsBen
Peter KurthRichard Bauer
Jörg MalchowDragan
David SchellerMartin Krüger
André SzymanskiChris
Hanns ZischlerPlaner
Albrecht HircheWolf
Lutz HeydenDragans 1. Helfer
Stefan TiedeDragans 2. Helfer
Claudio StapaneKrügers Kollege
Aaron RaabeFussball spielender Junge
  
Production company:Schramm Film Koerner & Weber (Berlin)
in co-production with:Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) / 3sat (Mainz)
Producer:Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Producer (TV):Inge Classen (ZDF/3sat)
Location manager:Barbara Pilling, Stefan Wolf
Shoot:01.09.2009-30.09.2009: Berlin und Umgebung
Original distributor:Peripher Filmverleih GmbH (Berlin)
Funding:Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg GmbH (MBB) (Potsdam), Beauftragte/r der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien -Filmförderung- (Berlin), Filmförderungsanstalt (FFA) (Berlin)
Length:2357 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.07.2010, 123492, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 30.09.2010

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Im Schatten

Versions

Original

Length:2357 m, 86 min
Format:35mm, 1:1,85
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Dolby Digital
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.07.2010, 123492, ab 12 Jahre/feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 15.02.2010, Berlin, IFF - Internationales Forum des Jungen Films;
Kinostart (DE): 30.09.2010