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by Philipp Leinemann


This cracking good crime thriller expertly combines complex plotting, richly drawn characters and full-tilt action. It focuses on two completely opposite lives; Kevin and Mendes who are working within a corrupt SWAT team, and youngster Nassim, who looks up to an older boy Thorsten. These two unconnected worlds collide in this powerful face-paced drama/ thriller.

international title: The Kings Surrender
original title: Wir waren Könige
country: Germany
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Philipp Leinemann
film run: 107'
release date: DE 13/11/2014
screenplay: Philipp Leinemann
cast: Marcel Bender, Maximilian Brauer, Samia Muriel Chancrin, Felix Defér
cinematography by: Christian Stangassinger
film editing: Max Fey, Jochen Retter
art director: Jörg Andersch
costumes designer: Sonja Hesse
music: Sebastian R. Fischer
producer: Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm
production: Walker + Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG, Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)