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DON'T BELIEVE THE HYPE

by Martin Schreier

synopsis

„Our time is now“ is Cro’s motto. The panda-masked German rapper organises a competition in order to finally get himself immortalised on the big screen. Fans and professionals are asked to send in ideas on how best to capture Cro’s life on film. Three participants make it through to the final stage: Vanessa, a film student with Asperger’s, wants to use the camera to document Cro’s present; Ludwig, an artist, wants to make an animation film taking Cro’s life as a basis; and lady’s man Dawid wants to cast an eye on the rapping panda’s future. The final film project that unites these three ideas is as much a unique experience for Cro as it is for the three young filmmakers.

international title: Don't Believe the Hype
original title: Unsere Zeit ist jetzt
country: Germany
year: 2016
genre: fiction
directed by: Martin Schreier
film run: 118'
release date: DE 6/10/2016
screenplay: Martin Schreier, Arend Remmers, Sebastian Fruner
cast: David Schütter, Peri Baumeister, Til Schweiger, Cro, Marc Benjamin
cinematography by: Markus Nestroy
film editing: Robert Kummer, Martin Schreier
art director: Stefanie Kromrei
costumes designer: Gabrielle Reumer, Linlin May
producer: Sebastian Fruner, Til Schweiger
production: Chimperator Films, Mr. Brown Entertainment Filmproduction, Warner Bros Entertainment Germany
distributor: Warner Bros Entertainment Germany

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