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Night Rush (Im Sog der Nacht)

Night Rush
Scene from"Night Rush" (photo © Philipp Koller for HesseGreutert Film/greenskyfilms)

Disappointed from life, 25-year-old Roger intends to commit suicide in his apartment. But at the last minute, he is hindered by the arrival of the young couple Chris and Lisa. As though fate had brought them together, they convince Roger to join them in a sure-fire plan: to rob a small, remote bank.

Everything goes as planned, but they didn’t reckon with the bank director and his family being there. In the heat of the moment, Chris knocks down the wife with his gun.

The original euphoria about their successful raid soon wanes when they hear of the woman’s death. From day to day, the dream of easy money and unconditional freedom turns into a nightmare – a direct journey into darkness which Roger, Lisa and Chris never before imagined.

Markus Welter was born in 1968 in Bonn. After his traineeship as a film and TV producer at an advertising agency, he has been working as a freelance editor and director of commercials with great international success. Spending three years in Los Angeles, he was a postgraduate student of Editing at the American Film Institute (AFI). Night Rush (Im Sog der Nacht, 2009) is his feature debut.
Genre Thriller, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2009
Director Markus Welter
Screenplay Moritz Gerber
Cinematography Pascal Rémond
Cécile Welter
Michael Sauter
Urs Beuter
Cast Nils Althaus, Lena Doerrie, Stipe Erceg
Producers Simon Hesse, Philipp Steffens
Production Companies HesseGreutert Film/Zurich, greenskyfilms/Ludwigsburg, in co-production with SRF/Zurich, SWR/Stuttgart, Teleclub/Zurich, Praesens-Film/Zurich
Length 86 min
Format 16 mm, color
Dubbed Versions German
Original Version
 German/Swiss German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Ophuels Festival Saarbruecken 2009, Zurich 2009
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg, Zuercher Filmstiftung
German Distributor Falcom Media Group/Berlin

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