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PICCO

PICCO
Scene from PICCO (photo © Markus Eckert)

Based on a true story, PICCO mercilessly and realistically tells the story of the dramatic fate of a group of young men in a German prison. The film casts an authentic and uncompromising look at the topic of violence and the loss of youth, and at a penal system that is a complete and utter failure. There are no perpetrators in this system – only victims.


Philip Koch was born in 1982 in Munich and studied at the University of Television & Film in Munich. His award-winning films include: PAPHOS & GALATEA (2004), DIE SUCHE (2005), FADISTA (2005), LUMEN (2007), RUTA DEL CHE (2009), and PICCO (2010).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Philip Koch
Screenplay Philip Koch
Cinematography Markus Eckert
André Bendocchi-Alves
Jan Jericho
Cast Martin Kiefer, Frederick Lau, Joel Basman, Constantin von Jascheroff, Jule N. Gartzke
Producers Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker
Production Company Walker+Worm Film/Munich, in co-production with 40°Filmproduktion/Munich, Philip Koch Filmproduktion/Munich, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF/M)
Length 104 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2010, Cannes 2010 (Directors' Fortnight), Karlovy Vary 2010, Valladolid 2010, Istanbul 2011
Awards Award of the Saarland Minister President 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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