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Low Profile (Falscher Bekenner)

18-year-old, freshly graduated Armin is slowly being suffocated by his mother's well-meaning, his father's expectations, the lethal boredom of suburban life. He starts randomly making anonymous claims of responsibility for accidents he witnesses, crimes he reads about. It starts as a game and quickly becomes an obsession. Soon, pretending to be guilty just isn't enough...

Christoph Hochhäusler 's works have premiered in Berlin (Forum, Competition) and in Cannes (Un Certain Regard). Aside from filmmaking, he has published essays in several film journals, and he lectures in the film departments of various universities in the USA and Germany, such as Harvard (VES), Hamburg (Media School), Munich (HFF) and Berlin (DFFB). He is also founder and co-publisher of the film magazine Revolver. Born in 1972 in Munich, he studied Architecture in Berlin before graduating in Film Directing at the University of Film & Television Munich (HFF). His feature films include: DREILEBEN - ONE MINUTE OF DARKNESS (TV, 2011), THE CITY BELOW (2010), the episode SÉANCE in DEUTSCHLAND 09 (2009), LOW PROFILE (2005), THIS VERY MOMENT (2003), and THE LIES OF THE VICTORS (DIE LÜGEN DER SIEGER, 2014).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2005
Director Christoph Hochhäusler
Screenplay Christoph Hochhäusler
Cinematography Bernhard Keller
Stefan Stabenow
Benedikt Schiefer
Beatrice Schultz
Cast Constantin von Jascheroff, Manfred Zapatka, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Nora von Waldstätten, Devid Striesow, Florian Panzner, Thomas Dannemann
Producer Bettina Brokemper
Production Company Heimatfilm/Cologne
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Cannes 2005 (Un Certain Regard), Pusan 2005, Rio 2005, Warsaw 2005, Thessaloniki 2005
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW
German Distributor Piffl Medien/Berlin

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