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Lost Killers

Lost Killers

Lost Killers follows a group of curious characters, stranded in the city of Mannheim, all of them struggling to survive and to fulfil their dreams.

Branko and Merab are two hapless hitmen assigned to kill a businessman for reasons unknown. Absurd coincidences prevent them from carrying out their mission and so they join forces with Carlos, a gigantic illegal refugee from Haiti, and his girlfriend Lan, a tiny Vietnamese prostitute. But again the unsuspecting victim outwits them and a thoroughly unexpected murder takes place instead.


Dito Tsintsadze was born in 1957 in Tbilisi/Georgia (former USSR). From 1975 to 1981, he attended the Tbilisi Theater and Film Institute. After assisting various directors, he made his first short film in 1990 and then began working for the private film production company Schvidkatsa. His film On the Verge (1993) was awarded a Silver Leopard at Locarno and the Golden Eagle at the International Black Sea Nations Film Festival in 1993. His other films include: White Night (short, 1984), The Drawn Circle (TV, 1988), Guests (short, 1990), Home (TV, 1992), the Cannes Un Certain Regard feature Lost Killers (2000), An Erotic Tale (short, 2002), Gun-Shy (Schussangst, 2003) winner of San Sebastian\'s Golden Shell, and The Man from the Embassy (Der Mann von der Botschaft, 2006).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Dito Tsintsadze
Screenplay Dito Tsintsadze
Cinematography Benedict Neuenfels
Stephan Krumbiegel
Dito Tsintsadze
Cast Nicole Seelig, Lasha Bakradze, Elie James Bleees, Franca Kastein, Mišel Matičević
Producer Peter Rommel
Production Company Home Run Pictures, Stuttgart, in co-production with Rommel Film, in cooperation with ZDF
Length 100 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version French
Sound Technology Dolby SRD
Festivals Cannes 2000 (Un Certain Regard), Munich 2000, San Sebastian 2000, Haifa 2000, Thessaloniki 2000 (in competition) Georgian International Festival of Arts 2000, Cottbus 2000
Awards Special Jury Award Thessaloniki 2002, Best Actor, Silver Prometheus Georgia 2000, Main Prize Cottbus 2000
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, BKM
German Distributor Advanced Film/Oberhaching

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