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GUARDIANS (SCHUTZENGEL)

GUARDIANS
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Max Fischer, an ex-special forces soldier, is hired to protect troubled teen Nina; troubled because she witnessed a brutal murder and some very mean people want her very dead.

Betrayed and on the run from the murdering arms dealer Thomas Backer, a man who will stop at nothing and no one to achieve his goals, loner Max and orphan Nina draw increasingly closer as circumstances forge them from strangers to friends, their insecurity becoming trust, each one relying on the other for protection.

Turning to Max's former comrade-in-arms, the handicapped Rudi, Max and Nina's new found safety proves to be only temporary. Again forced to flee, they seek refuge with Sara, the love of Max's life and, unknown to him, the state prosecutor who has been charged with Nina's witness protection. It's now a race against time as Sara seeks to bring the two runaways into safety as the vicious Backer pulls out all the stops.

Little do Max and Sara know, however, there is a traitor in their ranks. Events pile onto one another, the body count rises until things climax in a furious firefight of a showdown: bullets fly and yet more lives will be lost.


Til Schweiger was born in 1963 in Freiburg. An acting, directing, writing and producing multi-talent, he is one of Germany's most popular actors and most successful filmmakers today. Schweiger's films as an actor include some of the most successful German and international films of recent years: INGLOURIOUS BASTERDS, PHANTOM PAIN, MAYBE, MAYBE NOT, KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, LARA CROFT TOMB RAIDER: THE CRADLE OF LIFE, and T(R)AUMSCHIFF SURPRISE - PERIODE 1. His films as a director are BAREFOOT, RABBIT WITHOUT EARS 1 and 2, 1 1/2 RITTER, KOKOWÄÄH, GUARDIAN ANGEL, and HEAD FULL OF HONEY. CLASS REUNION is his latest film as a director, writer, producer as well as lead actor.
Genre Action, Drama, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2012
Director Til Schweiger
Screenplay Til Schweiger, Stephen Butchard, Paul Maurice
Cinematography Adrian Cranage, Erik Lee Steingroever
Cast Til Schweiger, Luna Schweiger, Moritz Bleibtreu, Hannah Herzsprung, Heiner Lauterbach, Rainer Bock, Herbert Knaup, Kostja Ullmann, Tim Wilde, Jacob Matschenz, Axel Stein, Oliver Korittke, Katharina Schüttler
Producers Til Schweiger, Paul Maurice, Tom Zickler
Production Company Barefoot Films, in co-production with Warner Bros. Entertainment
Length 128 min
Format 35 mm, DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Zurich 2012
With backing from Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund
German Distributor Warner Bros. Entertainment
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