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DER SAMURAI

by Till Kleinert

synopsis

A wolf strives through the woods around an isolated German village. Jakob the young local police officer is onto him, but scents something more in the darkness. What he finds is a man, it seems, wild eyed, of wiry build, in a dress. He carries a katana, a Samurai sword. When the Samurai invites Jakob to follow him on his crusade towards the village, it becomes Jakob's mission to pursue the lunatic to end this wanton destruction. At the end of the night Jakob has experienced too much, is too far from whom he once was. Something hidden has been unleashed to meet the first rays of daylight.

original title: Der Samurai
country: Germany
sales agent: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
year: 2014
genre: fiction
directed by: Till Kleinert
film run: 80'
screenplay: Till Kleinert
cast: Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss
cinematography by: Martin Hanslmayr
film editing: Till Kleinert
art director: Tomoko Okada, Sandra Fleischer
costumes designer: Malena Modéer, Vivien Waneck
music: Conrad Oleak
producer: Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli
co-producer: Till Kleinert, Gerhard Hahn
production: Schattenkante GbR, Deutsche Film & Fernsehakademie Berlin (dffb)
backing: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board

main awards/selection

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 Perspektive Deutsches Kino
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