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Devot

Devot
Annett Renneberg (photo © Reflex-Film)

Dark is the soul which knows itself not.

A woman stands on a bridge. A man drives by. Chance or fate? He propositions her, she goes with him. It's neither chance nor fate now, but a lustful, hungry curiosity, like that of two predatory animals eyeing each other, lying in ambush... Henry tries to find out more about the strange and moody young woman, but she refuses to let him into her world. All she gives him are stories, which could be true or false or a combination of both. Intrigue turns to desire and overpowers them both. Yet in the heated embraces of their entangled bodies, their souls remain impenetrable. Fired on by lust or inner demons, Henry and Anja keep raising the stakes in their struggle for power and control. The line between fantasy and reality, already blurred, disappears altogether when she accuses him of trying to kill her. Exhausted and losing his grip on reality, Henry wavers, unsure of what has really happened. As they approach the climax of their duel, Anja, pursuing her dark goals with renewed vigor, seems poised to triumph over her weakened opponent...


Igor Zaritzki is active in writing, directing, and producing. His films include: Puppenspiel (short, 1992), Kleines Glueck (TV, 1993), Game Over (TV, 1996), and his feature debut Devot (2002).
Genre Psycho Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2002
Director Igor Zaritzki
Screenplay Igor Zaritzki
Cinematography Guntram Franke
Philipp Stahl
Eike Hosenfeld, Moritz Denis
Petra Albert
Cast Annett Renneberg, Simon Boer
Producers Steffen Reuter, Igor Zaritzki, Patrick Knippel, Thilo Krastel
Production Company Reflex-Film/Leipzig, in co-production with SCHMIDTz KATZE FILMKOLLEKTIV/Berlin & Halle
Length 92 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Berlin 2003 (Panorama), Cairo 2003, Sochi 2003, Sao Paulo 2003, Warsaw 2003, Kiev 2003, Thessaloniki 2003, Hong Kong 2004
With backing from Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

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