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Dunckel

The Dunckels are three young "twenty-somethings" who kill two policemen after a chaotic bank raid; a problem which forces them to make a quick escape across the Polish border. Three journeys begin from here: Ben Dunckel, 19 years old, suffering from a gunshot wound, slightly crazy, on the run with an Iranian woman taxidriver as hostage - and his only chance to become an adult before he dies.... Fred Dunckel, 25 years old, not very enamoured by the idea of following his brothers any longer, choleric, lonely and much too generous to the people he meets on the way... And Tom Dunckel, the eldest of the brothers, a gambler who led his brothers astray so that he could himself escape into an illusory world from which he only emerges when there is no other way out... The film recounts in three episodes in succession the clueless escape attempts by three very different brothers. Each story is a portrait in itself ; together, they are a picture of a family in ruins.


Lars Kraume was born in Chieri/Italy in 1973 and grew up in Frankfurt am Main. He worked as a freelance photographer before enrolling at the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin (dffb) in 1994. Since then he works as a director, script author and producer. In addition to numerous episodes of the TATORT series, his films include: DUNCKEL (1998), DER MÖRDER MEINER MÜTTER (TV, 1999), VIKTOR VOGEL - COMMERCIAL MAN (2001), KISMET (2002), NO SONGS OF LOVE (2005), DER ELEFANT (TV series, 2005), GUTEN MORGEN HERR GROTHE (TV, 2007), THE DAYS TO COME (2010), MEINE SCHWESTERN (2011), FAMILIENFEST (2015), THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER (2015), THE VERDICT (TV, 2016), and THE SILENT REVOLUTION (2018).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1998
Director Lars Kraume
Screenplay Lars Kraume
Cinematography Andreas Doub
Benjamin Hembus
Die Sterne
Cast Florian Lukas, Sebastian Blomberg, Oliver Korittke, Nele Mueller-Stöfen, Isabella Parkinson, Horst Buchholz, Vadim Glowna, Teresa Harder
Producer Joachim von Vietinghoff
Production Company Von Vietinghoff Film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB), Filmuniversität Babelsberg KONRAD WOLF
Length 93 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby
Festivals Munich 1998, Hamburg 1998
Awards Best Newcomer Film Hamburg 1998

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