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PLAYMAKER (SPIELMACHER)

PLAYMAKER
© Warner Bros./Gordon Timpen

Ivo, former professional footballer and jailbird with nothing to lose, is a betting natural. His feel for the sport and background draw the interest of Dejan, who takes him into his family, sucking him quickly into football’s underbelly, a world of global fraud and manipulation where individuals are merely small cogs in an international network whose digital tentacles stretch all the way to China and beyond. But when Ivo meets young Lukas, a talented lad in whom he sees his former self, and starts training him for a top team trial while, at the same time, supposedly grooming and manipulating him on Dejan’s behalf, he also falls in love with the boy’s mother. Now Ivo finds himself caught between two fronts and two families, and has to decide...


Timon Modersohn was born in 1978. He studied Psychology at the Free University Berlin and has been active as an assistant director for numerous commercials and feature films. He then studied Directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin. His films include: KAISER & KÖNIG (2012), WIGALD (2006), and his feature debut PLAYMAKER (2018).
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2018
Director Timon Modersohn
Screenplay Christian Brecht
Cinematography Christian Rein
Cast Frederick Lau, Oliver Masucci, Antje Traue, Mateo Wansing Lorrio, Paul Fassnacht, Karl Markovics
Producers Manuel Bickenbach, Alexander Bickenbach
Production Company Frisbeefilms, in co-production with Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, cine plus Filmproduktion
Length 95 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology 5.1
Festivals Hollywood FF 2018
With backing from BKM, Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig-Holstein, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund

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