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KILL ME

by Emily Atef

synopsis

Fifteen-year-old Adele’s much loved brother dies accidentally, leaving her trapped alone on a remote farm together with her loveless and lifeless parents. But when she meets escaped murderer Timo (43) she offers him a deal: she will help him reach his brother in Marseille if he releases her from her earthly suffering and kills her. But their breathless flight from the police brings these two such different outsiders increasingly closer together until, finally, Adele starts to have second thoughts.

international title: Kill Me
original title: Töte mich
country: Germany, France
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Emily Atef
release date: FR 25/04/2012, DE 05/07/2012
screenplay: Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff
cast: Maria-Victoria Dragus, Roeland Wiesnekker, Wolfram Koch, Nathalie Boutefeu, Christine Citti
cinematography by: Stéphane Kuthy
film editing: Beatrice Babin
art director: Katja Schlömer
producer: Nicole Gerhards, Hejo Emons, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Christine Citti, Thierry Lenouvel, Christof Nerarcher, Anke Krause, Götz Schmedes
production: Nikovantastic Film, Wüste Film West, WDR Westdeutscher Rundfunk, Ciné-Sud Promotion, Hugofilm Productions, ARTE Deutschland, ARTE France
backing: Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board, Minitraité, Züricher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, The Residence - Festival de Cannes
distributor: Farbfilm Verleih GmbH, Les Films du Losange