Film Info: 10 Sekunden

10 Seconds (10 Sekunden)

10 Seconds
Scene from "10 Seconds" (photo © moneypenny/Nik Koneetzny)

It’s a typical day at a busy airport, with planes continually taking off and landing with clockwork precision…until suddenly, catastrophe strikes. Two planes collide in mid-air, resulting in the tragic deaths of 83 people…

One year later, flight controller Markus still wrestles with feelings of guilt and depression over his failure to prevent it. His wife Franziska, no longer able to bear his emotional burden, seeks comfort in a selfish affair…

The two are completely unaware that yet another tragedy awaits them at the hands of Erik, a physicist broken by the loss of his beloved wife and daughter in the plane crash and consumed by a twisted need for revenge. His single-minded vengeance is thrown into question when the young and bubbly Daniela enters his life.

Harald was one of the first cops on the scene of the terrible air crash. Despite suffering panic attacks brought on by the brutal memories of that horrible day, he is determined to catch Erik.

As they wrestle with their own personal demons, these five are unaware that their fates are swiftly rushing toward a common and shocking destiny.


Nicolai Rohde was born in Bremen in 1966 and studied Art at the local art college, followed by a year at the Vienna Film Academy. He then studied Directing at the \"Konrad Wolf\" Academy of Film & Television in Potsdam-Babelsberg. His films include: Sleeper (Schlafmann, short, 1999) winner of several national and international festival prizes, Between Night and Day (Zwischen Nacht und Tag, 2004) - winner of the German Cinematography Award 2004, and 10 Seconds (10 Sekunden, 2008).
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2008
Director Nicolai Rohde
Screenplay Nicolai Rohde, Soenke Lars Neuwoehner, Sven S. Poser
Cinematography Hannes Hubach
Gergana Voigt
Rainer Oleak
Yesim Zolan
Cast Marie Bäumer, Sebastian Blomberg, Hannah Herzsprung, Wolfram Koch, Anna Loos, Harald Schrott, Filip Peeters, Matthias Ziesing, Rolf Kanies, Irm Hermann
Producers Anne Leppin, Sigrid Hoerner
Production Company moneypenny film/Berlin, in co-production with ZDF Das kleine Fernsehspiel/Mainz, ARTE
Length 90 min
Format 35 mm, color
Original Version
 German
Subtitled Version English
With backing from German Federal Film Board, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung, German Federal Film Fund (DFFF)
German Distributor Alamode Film/Munich

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