30.09. - 09.10.2021

Cortex Germany 2020 | 97 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2020

Moritz Bleibtreu

MORITZ BLEIBTREU (*1971) lives in Hamburg and since 1998 has almost exclusively made cinema films. Among his best-known works are "Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door" (1997), "Lola rennt" (1998), "Soul Kitchen" (2009) and "Nur Gott kann mich richten" (2017). He was awarded the Silver Bear for his role in "Elementarteilchen" at the 2006 Berlin Film Festival.

rated for 0 + years
Two men, two lives, one fateful encounter: Moritz Bleibtreu’s directorial debut, for which he also wrote the screenplay, is a tense, labyrinthine psycho-thriller. Hagen (Moritz Bleibtreu) is suffering from phases in his sleep in which he can no longer tell the difference between dream and reality. The ailing relationship with his wife Karoline (Nadja Uhl) is also increasingly affected. Her affair with small-time crook Niko (Jannis Niewöhner) sets off a chain of events which will drastically change the lives of both men. A seemingly endless nightmare between reality and dream which ends in a pitiless spiral.
Original title: Cortex
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Moritz Bleibtreu
Screenplay: Moritz Bleibtreu
Cast: Jannis Niewöhner, Nadja Uhl, Moritz Bleibtreu, Anna Bederke, Marc Hosemann, Murathan Muslu, Nicholas Ofczarek
Producer: Emek Kavukcuoglu, Moritz Bleibtreu, Jan Krüger
Director of Photography: Thomas W. Kiennast
Music: Erwin Kiennast
Production Design: Tim Tamke
Editor: Jan Ruschke
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Warn Bros. Pictures
World Sales: ARRI Media International
Production: Paloma Entertainment GmbH
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