24.9. - 3.10.2020

Kurz und Schmerzlos Germany 1998 | 100 min | OV | Colour | FF 2010

Fatih Akin

Fatih Akin is one of the most successful film directors in Germany. Gangster films, family sagas, love stories or road movies - Akin’s films defy any boundaries set between genres and stand for young, unconventional cinema.

Fatih Akin was born in Hamburg in 1973, son of Turkish immigrants. On completing high school, he studied Visual Communications at the Hamburger Hochschule für bildende Künste (HfbK). His debut as a film director was in 1998 with “Kurz und schmerzlos” ("Short Sharp Shock"). For his fourth film, “Head-On”, Fatih Akin was awarded the Golden Bear at the Berlinale, the German Film Award and the European Film Award. In 2005, he was a member of the jury at Cannes International Film Festival, where he also celebrated the world premiere of his film "Auf der anderen Seite" ("The Edge of Heaven") in 2007. The film received the Best Screenplay Award.

Fatih Akin works as a director and producer in Hamburg.

rated for 0 + years
Hamburg, Germany. The small crime scene. Three friends: Gabriel from Turkey and just out of prison, Costa from Greece and together with Gabriel‘s sister, Bobby from Serbia and together with her best friend. Bobby wants to get more into organizied crime and decides to apply for membership in an albanian gang. As a test, he has to beat up someone who owes his future boss. He can join. Later, when Bobby has to arrange a weapon‘s deal on his own, he tries to get his friends in.
Orig. Title: Kurz und Schmerzlos
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: German
Director: Fatih Akin
Screenplay: Fatih Akin
Cast: Mehmet Kurtulus, Aleksandar Jovanovic, Adam Bousdoukus
Producer: Stefan Schubert,Ralf Schwingel
Sprachfassung: OV
Music: Ulrich Kodjo Wendt
Director of Photography: Frank Barbian
Production Design:
Editor: Andrew Bird
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
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Production: Wüste Film & Medien | Phone: +49 40 431 70 60 | Email: |; ZDF


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