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PACT, A
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Former East Germany in the early 1980s. Paul tricked Georg into handing over his girlfriend Anna to him. But the pact they made stipulated that Georg can have her back when he wishes. Years pass. Anna and Paul are successful, married, with two children. Then Georg appears – and he hasn’t forgotten the pact.

Toplined by a cast consisting of some of Germany’s leading screen stars, the psycho-thriller A PACT unfolds a dense web of deceit and suspense that threatens to swallow up all who come into contact with the mysterious figures at the heart of the plot. Masterminding this gritty, nail-biting thriller is director Denis Dercourt, who has been hailed as a specialist of suspense since his feature film THE PAGE TURNER, which was screened in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, just as his feature DEMAIN DÈS L’AUBE at the 2009 festival.
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Denis Dercourt
Screenplay Denis Dercourt
Cinematography Matteo Cocco
Cast Mark Waschke, Marie Bäumer, Sylvester Groth, Sophie Rois, Saskia Rosendahl, Johannes Zeiler
Producers Marcelo Busse, Markus Halberschmidt
Co-Producers Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre, Raphael Berdugo
Production Company Busse & Halberschmidt Filmproduktion, in co-production with Mact Productions/Paris, Cité Films/Paris
Length 85 min
Format DCP, color, cs
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Busan 2013, Chicago 2013
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Board, German Federal Film Fund, CNC

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