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Out Of Order (Abwaerts)

It is Friday evening in a big office building. Most people have left and are on their way home. Four late-comers get into the same express elevator, an ageing accountant, an aggressive youth, a beautiful woman and her arrogant former lover. Seconds later they are all prisoners, suspended a hundred meters above ground, crammed into a few square meters, stuck between two floors. Nobody hears their cries for help. Then all attempts to free them fail. The cables holding the elevator snap, one after the other. Frustrations built up over the years and newly created rivalries erupt. Secrets are betrayed. While the rescue operation proceeds, fateful decisions are being made. One of the four will not live to see the end of their adventure.
Category Feature
Year of Production 1984
Director Carl Schenkel
Screenplay Carl Schenkel
Cinematography Jacques Stein
Norbert Herzner
Jacques Zwart
Cast Renée Soutendijk, Goetz George, Wolfgang Kieling, Hannes Jaenicke
Producers Thomas Schuely, Matthias Deyle
Production Companies Laura Film/Gruenwald, Mutoskop Film, Maran Film/Baden-Baden, Dieter Geissler Film/Munich
Runtime 89 min
Format 35 mm, color
Dubbed Versions English, French
Sound Technology Mono
German Distributor Concorde Filmverleih

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