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Antibodies (Antikörper)

Scene from "Antibodies" (photo © Medienkontor)

An insidious serial killer is arrested in Berlin after a bloody shootout with the police. The man had slaughtered and then had sex with at least a dozen boys. The authorities can prove that. But there may be more victims than they are aware of. A young, upstanding policeman from a village outside of town is drawn into the interrogations but the killer's sick mind-games begin to unhinge him and his worst nightmare seems to be coming true...

Christian Alvart was born in 1974. He never attended film school, yet – self-taught – he still managed to make the leap to becoming a director. After teaching himself the craft in various assistant positions, he founded his production company Syrreal Entertainment in 1997 in Berlin. In 1999, he made his feature film debut with CURIOSITY & THE CAT, which was nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize. After his second feature film ANTIBODIES (2005), he moved to Hollywood, where he was able to prove his passion for genre films on a grand scale. For Paramount, he directed horror-thriller FALL 39 (2007), followed by the sci-fi thriller PANDORUM (2008). Back in Germany, Alvart worked as a director for the TATORT series and was hired as the director for the Hamburg episodes of the series featuring Til Schweiger. His thriller BANKLADY was released theatrically in 2013. In 2015, he directed the buddy-comedy HALF BROTHERS followed by the TATORT feature film TSCHILLER - OFF DUTY in 2016. He also serves as showrunner for the Netflix series DOGS OF BERLIN. His production company has acquired the worldwide rights for CAPTAIN FUTURE and is working on a live-action version of the series.
Genre Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Christian Alvart
Screenplay Christian Alvart
Cinematography Hagen Bogdanski
Philipp Stahl
Michl Britsch
Christian M. Goldbeck
Cast Ulrike Krumbiegel, André M. Hennicke, Wotan Wilke Möhring, Heinz Hoenig
Producers Theo Baltz, Boris Schönfelder
Production Company Medienkontor Movie/Berlin, in co-production with Starhaus Filmproduktion/Munich
Length 127 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Tribeca 2005, Shanghai 2006
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Nordmedia
German Distributor STUDIOCANAL/Berlin

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