30.09. - 09.10.2021

Kurz und Schmerzlos Germany 1998 | 100 min | OF | Colour | FF 2020

Fatih Akin

FATIH AKIN (*1973 in Hamburg) is one of Germany’s most successful and internationally recognized directors. His fourth film "Gegen die Wand" won the Golden Bear in 2004, along with the German and European Film Prizes. "Auf der anderen Seite" ran in competition at Cannes in 2005 and won the award for best screenplay. FILMFEST HAMBURG has shown several of Akin’s films, including "Soul Kitchen" (2009) and "The Cut" (2014) and in 2014 awarded him the Douglas Sirk Prize.

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In his brilliant debut, Fatih Akin brought the American gang film to Hamburg. 22 years after its premiere at FILMFEST HAMBURG, Kurz und schmerzlos returns in a restored print. The three friends Gabriel (Mehmet Kurtuluş), Bobby (Aleksandar Jovanović) and Costa (Adam Bousdoukos) go through thick and thin together and feel like the kings of Hamburg‘s red light district. After a spell in prison, Gabriel wants to go straight and starts working as a taxi driver – while Costa is still breaking into cars and Bobby has got involved with the Albanian godfather Muhamer (Ralph Herforth). The first big job that Bobby does for Muhamer goes badly wrong and the situation escalates.
Original title: Kurz und Schmerzlos
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Deutsch
Language and subtitles: OF
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin
Cast: Mehmet Kurtuluş, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukos, Regula Grauwiller, Idil Üner, Ralph Herforth
Producer: Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel
Director of Photography: Frank Barbian
Music: Ulrich Kodjo Wendt
Production Design:
Editor: Andrew Bird
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Daniel Blum
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment GmbH
World Sales:
Production: Wüste Film GmbH
Contact: Anja Padge, Wüste Film GmbH:


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