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OFFLINE - ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL? (OFFLINE - DAS LEBEN IST KEIN BONUSLEVEL)

OFFLINE - ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL?
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In adventure comedy romp OFFLINE, computer game star Jan fights for his digital identity and reclaims his real life.

Usually, gamer Jan (17) isn't Jan, he's brave warrior Fenris (Level 69), one of the top players in the Battle of Utgard fantasy game. He's busy preparing for the upcoming online tournament, called "Ragnarök", when he is suddenly expelled from the game. He frantically realizes he's been hacked by another player, dark sorcerer Loki (Level 70).

It's the start of the biggest quest of his life – in the real world! He encounters a plethora of analog obstacles on his journey to regain his digital identity, terrifying opponents, and even crazy Karo...an actual, honest-to-goodness girl!


Florian Schnell was born in 1984 and studied Fictional Artwork at the University of Hildesheim and Directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and participated in the UCLA Hollywood Workshop. Also active as a writer, his films include ZWEI MENSCHEN (experimental, 2004), HYBRIS (animation, 2009), MEINUNGSMEER (animation, 2010), FRISCH GESTRICHEN (short, 2011), MIA AND THE MINAUTOR (2012), IM SCHATTEN EUROPAS (doc, 2016), and his graduation film OFFLINE (2016).
Genre Adventure, Comedy, Coming-of-Age Story, Fantasy
Category Feature
Year of Production 2016
Director Florian Schnell
Screenplay Jan Cronauer, Florian Schnell
Cinematography Dominik Berg
Cast Moritz Jahn, Mala Emde, Ugur Ekeroglu, David Schütter, Hannes Wegener, Marc Zwinz
Producers Christian Becker, Benjamin Munz, Anne Büttner, Marc Junker
Co-Producer Stefanie Groß
Production Company Rat Pack Filmproduktion, in co-production with SWR/Stuttgart, Bayerischer Rundfunk, ARTE, Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg, Karl Filmproduktion
Length 87 min
Format Blu-ray, DCP, color, 1:1.85
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Sound Technology Dolby Digital SR51
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2016, Sehsüchte 2016, Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016, Goldener Spatz 2016, Carnival Hong Kong 2016, Augenblick Alsace 2016, Cine a la Vista 2016, IFF for Children & Young People in Armenia 2016, KIJUKO Bremen 2016, Cinepaenz Cologne 2016, LUCAS Frankfurt 2016, FINAL CUT Marburg 2016, Kinderfilmfest Bonn 2016, Sarajevo 2016, CineKid Amsterdam 2016, Cinestrange Filmfestival Braunschweig 2016, Kinderfilmfest Kassel 2016, Gijón 2016, Juniorfest Dobrany 2016, Kino Fest Lünen 2016, Filmschau Baden-Württemberg 2016, Fernsehfilm-Festival Baden-Baden 2016, Olympia IFF for Children & Young People 2016, Kolkata International Children's Film Festival 2016, International Children's Film Festival Bangladesh 2017, German Film Festival Portland 2017, International Film Weekend Würzburg 2017, Kristiansand International Children's Film Festival 2017, Vittorio Veneto Film Festival – Festival di cinema per ragazzi 2017, Kinderfilmfest Hof 2017, Freeze Frame Winnipeg 2017, GENRENALE Berlin 2017, Kids & Youth Busan 2017, CINI Peru 2017, Cyprus Film Days 2017, ESPOO Cine IFF 2017, Little Big Films - Children's Film Festival Nuremberg 2017, A-Fest Albania 2017, FICAIJ Venezuela 2017, Transilvania IFF 2017, EURASIA International Film Festival 2017, Kino Dzieci Kids FF 2017, Cluj-Napoca 2017, Shanghai 2017, Adelaide International Youth FF 2017, CINE KID Cartagena 2017, Chulpicine FF 2017, IFF Quito 2017, Dream FF Romania 2017, Seoul Youth 2017, Kino Fest Seattle 2017, Valladolid 2017, EKO IFF Lagos 2018, Royal Film Festival Arkansas 2018, Mid West Action Fest 2018, Talca IFF 2018, Mind the Indie FF 2018
Awards LEO Youth Jury Award Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg-Vorpommern 2016, BEST FILM 13+ Cine a la Vista 2016, Best Feature Film 8+ LUCAS Frankfurt 2016, Best Youth Film CineKid Amsterdam 2016, 3rd Prize Cinepaenz Cologne 2016, Best Film EKO IFF 2018, Best Adventure Feature Mid West Action Fest 2018
With backing from MFG Baden-Württemberg
German Distributor Little Dream Entertainment

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