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AGE OF CANNIBALS (ZEIT DER KANNIBALEN)

AGE OF CANNIBALS
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Öllers and Niederländer have everything under control. For the past six years, the two successful business consultants have been traveling through some of the seediest countries around the world in order to satisfy their clients’ greed. They have achieved almost everything, but there is one career move left: to finally become a partner in the company!

When they find out that their team colleague Hellinger made the cut, they are at their wit’s end. “Up or Out” is the name of the game. The fact that Hellinger falls from an office window for no explainable reason doesn’t seem to help the situation.

Of all people, the young and ambitious Bianca steps in for Hillinger. Öllers and Niederländer are irritated, sarcasm spreads, neuroses break out. The fight for survival within the company takes its toll – the AGE OF CANNIBALS dawns.


Johannes Naber was born in 1971. He studied Philosophy and Indian Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin and Film at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg. Active as a freelance director, scriptwriter and gaffer, his award-winning films include: LEINFELDEN-ECHTERDINGEN (1997, short), POPSTAR (1999, music doc), ANFASSEN ERLAUBT (2005, doc), DER ZWEIFEL (2007, short), and the features THE ALBANIAN (2010), AGE OF CANNIBALS (2013), and HEART OF STONE (2016).
Genre Comedy, Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2013
Director Johannes Naber
Screenplay Stefan Weigl
Cinematography Pascal Schmit
Cast Sebastian Blomberg, Devid Striesow, Katharina Schüttler
Producer Milena Maitz
Co-Producers Andrea Hanke, Georg Steinert, Cornelius Conrad
Production Company Studio.TV.Film/Berlin, in co-production with WDR, ARTE, Bayerischer Rundfunk
Length 93 min
Format DCP, color, 1:2.39
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Berlinale 2014 (Perspektive Deutsches Kino), Reykjavik 2014, SANFIC 2014, Muestra de Cine Europeo Ciudad de Segovia 2014, Havana 2014
Awards Prix Europa 2014 for Most Innovative Television Fiction Script, German Film Award 2015 (Best Film: Bronze, Best Screenplay)
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund, German Federal Film Board

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