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Egoshooter

Egoshooter
Tom Schilling (photo © Field Recordings)

Egoshooter is a film of the present.

Jakob is 19-years-old and just wandering through life, filming his own life with a video camera. He lives with his older brother, Kris, and Kris' pregnant girlfriend Karo. Jakob loves to film them sleeping.

Jakob kills time with his friends Piet and Moritz. Piet's mother is his best friend.

Phillip talks about revolution and has his own ideas about the way things should be. Phillip likes monologues, he's a rapper. He and Jakob derive great pleasure in shooting.

Mani is used to getting what she wants. She decides to go for "nothing" rather than getting involved with Jakob.

Jakob's cosmos turns full circle. Jakob is the Egoshooter.

Egoshooter is the description of a condition with its own narrative laws.


Field Recordings (Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe) was founded by Christian Becker and Oliver Schwabe in 2002 for the realization of their common projects. Becker was born in Duesseldorf in 1971. After studying in Cologne and Cuba, he now works as a screenwriter, editor, and director. Schwabe was born in Hanover in 1966. After becoming a photographer, he studied in Cologne and New York. He served as director of photography for Jan Hendrik Krueger’s The Whiz Kids (Freunde, 2001), which won the Silver Lion for Best Short in Venice in 2001. He works as a photographer, filmmaker and video-artist. Their first film Egoshooter (2004) had its premiere at Locarno in 2004. Tender Parasites (2009) is their second feature.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2004
Director Field Recordings (Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe)
Screenplay Field Recordings (Christian Becker, Oliver Schwabe)
Cinematography Oliver Schwabe, Tom Schilling
Achim Seidel, Angelika Strelczyk
Nikki Sudden, Calla, Alec Empire, Aurelio Valle, Dirk Specht, Johann Sebastian Bach
Anja Koch
Cast Tom Schilling, Max Timm, Simon Sean Hoffmann, Ben Nijmeiyer, Camilla Rentschke, Lennie Burmeister, Lilia Lehner, Nomena Struss
Producers Ute Schneider, Wim Wenders
Production Company Reverse Angle Factory/Berlin, in co-production with WDR
Length 85 min
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Locarno 2004 (Video Competition), Ghent 2004, Goteborg 2005, Rotterdam 2005
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW

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