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Trust Me (Freunde)

Trust Me

Nils, Caro and Tayfun: They used to be best friends when they were young. They shared everything, and together they were on the top of the world. But their friendship fell apart when Caro couldn´t decide whether to be in love with Nils or Tayfun. So each went their own way.

Suddenly, for the first time in six years, Nils and Tayfun meet again. Nils has become a cop and is getting ready to raid a café where drugs are trafficked - and Tayfun is the owner of the place. To help his old friend, Nils makes a batch of heroin disappear from the café. He is busted for his labour of love. The police put the heat on him and force him to collect evidence against Tayfun as an undercover agent. Officially, Nils is suspended from duty. Tayfun blames himself for the mess and welcomes his old friend with open arms. But then Caro appears on the scene and for a moment it seems as if nothing had ever changed. But, in fact, everything is different.

Martin Eigler was born in 1964 in Cologne. He studied German, Theater studies and Philosophy in Berlin, graduating with a Master's Degree in Theater in 1991. He then worked as a freelance television journalist before entering the German Film & Television Academy in Berlin (dffb). Among his credits are Gute Nacht Christine (short, 1993), Willis Requiem (short, 1994), Oktay Urkal (documentary, 1994) and Saduj (short, 1996). His 1997 short, 5 Minutes Ikarus won him second prize in the German competition of the Munich International Festival of Filmschools 1998. Trust Me (Freunde, 2000) was his graduation film. Since then, he has directed two episodes of the German Tatort-series.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2000
Director Martin Eigler
Screenplay Soenke Lars Neuwoehner, Martin Eigler
Cinematography Michael Mieke
Dirk Grau
Moe Jaksch, Tom Reiss, Johannes Kobilke
Cast Irene Kugler, Erhan Emre, Michael Gwisdek, Christiane Paul, Erdal Yildiz, Benno Fürmann, Matthias Schweighöfer
Producers Martin Walz, Anne Leppin, Sigrid Hoerner
Production Company moneypenny film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF, Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB)
Length 106 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Munich 2000
With backing from Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film

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