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Hounded (Verfolgt)

Hounded
Scene from "Hounded" (photo © MMM Film Zimmermann/Stefan Falke)

In an obsessive sexual encounter with a sixteen-year-old boy, Elsa is exposed to the relentless revelation of her own desires.

She lives with Raimar, the father of their daughter Daniela in her daily routine until the day in which she meets Jan and abandons herself to a sadomasochistic affair.


Angelina Maccarone was born in Cologne in 1965 and studied German and American Literature and Film at the University of Hamburg. She made her directorial debut in 1994 with the coming-out comedy KOMMT MAUSI RAUS? and followed this with EVERYTHING WILL BE FINE (ALLES WIRD GUT, 1997) winner of Audience Awards in New York, Toronto and Los Angeles, AN ANGEL'S REVENGE (EIN ENGEL SCHLÄGT ZURÜCK, 1997), UNVEILED (FREMDE HAUT, 2005) winner of the Hessischer Filmpreis for Best Feature, Jury Grand Prize at the International LGBT Festival in Montreal and the Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Seattle L & G Film Festival, HOUNDED (VERFOLGT, 2006) which won the Filmmakers of the Present: Golden Leopard at Locarno in 2006, VIVERE (2006), and THE LOOK (2011).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2006
Director Angelina Maccarone
Screenplay Susanne Billig
Cinematography Bernd Meiners
Bettina Boehler
Jakob Hansonis, Hartmut Ewert
Bernard Homann
Cast Markus Voellenklee, Kostja Ullmann, Maren Kroymann
Producer Ulrike Zimmermann
Production Company MMM Film/Hamburg
Length 85 min
Format 35 mm, b&w
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Locarno 2006 (Filmmakers of the Present), Copenhagen 2006, Molodist Kiev 2006, Créteil 2007 (In Competition), Shanghai 2007
Awards Golden Leopard: Filmmakers of the Present Locarno 2006
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Fuji, Schwarzfilm