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NICK: OFF DUTY (TSCHILLER: OFF DUTY)

NICK: OFF DUTY
photo © Warner Bros./Syrreal Entertainment

Tough cop Nick Tschiller lost his wife to the Turkish Mafia. When his teen daughter Lenny runs away to Istanbul to avenge her mother, Nick and his partner Yalcin go after her and find her in the hands of ruthless Russian gangsters. Lenny is abducted to Moscow and winds up in an organ harvesting clinic. Nick has to race against time to save his daughter's life...

An action-packed blockbuster with German superstar Til Schweiger (INGLORIUS BASTERDS, THE GUARDIANS, KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR), a high speed, high-stakes chase from Hamburg to Istanbul and Moscow staged by genre expert Christian Alvart (CASE 39, PANDORUM, ANTIBODIES).


Christian Alvart was born in 1974. He never attended film school, yet – self-taught – he still managed to make the leap to becoming a director. After teaching himself the craft in various assistant positions, he founded his production company Syrreal Entertainment in 1997 in Berlin. In 1999, he made his feature film debut with CURIOSITY & THE CAT, which was nominated for the Max Ophüls Prize. After his second feature film ANTIBODIES (2005), he moved to Hollywood, where he was able to prove his passion for genre films on a grand scale. For Paramount, he directed horror-thriller FALL 39 (2007), followed by the sci-fi thriller PANDORUM (2008). Back in Germany, Alvart worked as a director for the TATORT series and was hired as the director for the Hamburg episodes of the series featuring Til Schweiger. His thriller BANKLADY was released theatrically in 2013. In 2015, he directed the buddy-comedy HALF BROTHERS followed by the TATORT feature film TSCHILLER - OFF DUTY in 2016. He also serves as showrunner for the Netflix series DOGS OF BERLIN. His production company has acquired the worldwide rights for CAPTAIN FUTURE and is working on a live-action version of the series.
Genre Action, Crime Drama, Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Christian Alvart
Screenplay Christoph Darnstädt
Cinematography Christof Wahl
Cast Til Schweiger, Fahri Yardim, Özgür Yildirim, Luna Schweiger, Erdal Yildiz
Producers Christian Alvart, Sigi Kamml, Til Schweiger, Tom Zickler
Production Companies Syrreal Entertainment/Berlin, Barefoot Films
Length 120 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German, Turkish, Russian
Festivals Shanghai 2016
German Distributor Warner Bros. Entertainment

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