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Mirko Talhammer is beyond himself when two strange guys show up in his noble insurance office and remind him where he really comes from: from a scrapyard in the provinces, where careers are not what counts, other things are more important: scrapping things, the family, and every once in a while, a nice fist fight. Mirko left all that behind, but his father messes things up big time when he dies and leaves his son the run down scrapyard – together with his brother Letscho. And Letscho is still ticked off that Mirko deserted the clan. But soon the brothers realize that the Talhammers only have a future if they can pull themselves together and fulfill their father’s last wish: to rob a train like real professionals! The coup itself is like a suicide mission, but then Kercher, the Talhammer’s biggest nemesis, gets wind of things…

Max Zähle was born in Celle in 1977. He studied Audio Visual Media Communication at the HAMM in Hamburg, followed by training as a film editor. Since 2004, he has been working as a freelance film editor and director for commercials, video clips, and short films. From 2008-2010, he studied Film Directing in the graduate program at the Hamburg Media School. A selection of his films includes: DER UNTERMIETER (short, 2009), WATTWANDERER (Oscar®-nominated short, 2009), RAJU (short, 2010), and SCRAPPIN' (SCHROTTEN!, 2016).
Genre Comedy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Max Zähle
Screenplay Max Zähle, Johanna Pfaff, Oliver Keidel
Cinematography Carol Burandt von Kameke
Cast Lucas Gregorowicz, Frederick Lau, Anna Bederke, Lars Rudolph, Heiko Pinkowski, Jan-Gregor Kremp, Alexander Scheer
Producers Andrea Schütte, Dirk Decker
Production Company Tamtam Film, in co-production with NDR/Hamburg, HR/Frankfurt, ARTE
Length 96 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, DVD, color, cs
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby 5.1
Festivals Filmfestival Max Ophüls Preis Saarbrücken 2016 (In Competition)
Awards Audience Award Saarbrücken 2016
With backing from Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Fund, MEDIA, Nordmedia
German Distributor Port au Prince Pictures

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