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Play For Your Life (Spiel um dein Leben)

Play For Your Life

A brutal robbery pretty much ruined Nick's life. His fortunes change in a flash when he wins at lotto and meets a fascinating woman. But Eve has extreme sexual wishes and, under the influence of drugs, Nick tightens his grip around her throat until she is lying lifeless in front of him. He runs off in panic. But when he regains consciousness and comes back to his flat, Eve has disappeared. Totally confused, he starts looking for Eve and falls ever deeper into a web of lies, intrigues and deadly cat and mouse. And somewhere in the background - so it seems - someone is pulling the strings in this cruel game.


Friedemann Fromm was born in Stuttgart in 1963 and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His films include: CARAMBOLAGE (short, 1985), RAMSCH MIT HATT'N (documentary, 1986), BORDERLINE (documentary, 1987), EINS ZU EINS (short, 1989), FREISPIEL (1991), the Tatort episode KLASSENKAMPF (TV, 1993/94), EINE MÖRDERISCHE LIEBE and BRÜDER AUF LEBEN UND TOD (TV, both 1995), the Tatort episodes PERFECT MIND and SPIEL UM DEIN LEBEN (TV, both 1996), GOOD ENOUGH TO DIE FOR (ZUM STERBEN SCHÖN, TV, 1997), PARADISE MALL (SCHLARAFFENLAND, 1999), BRENNENDES SCHWEIGEN (TV, 2000), the Tatort episode UND DAHINTER LIEGT NEW YORK (TV, 2001), and THE WEISSENSEE SAGA (TV, 2010), among others.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 1997
Director Friedemann Fromm
Screenplay Christian Jeltsch, Friedemann Fromm
Cinematography Jo Heim
Ulla Moellinger
Markus Lonardoni
Cast Heino Ferch, Ben Becker, Natalia Wörner
Producer Gloria Burkert
Production Company MTM Medien & Television/Munich
Length 94 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 1997

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