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Scene from “Töte Mich” (photo © NiKo Film/Thekla Ehling)

Production Report featured in
German Films Quarterly 01/2011

Fifteen-year-old Adele’s much loved brother dies accidentally, leaving her trapped alone on a remote farm together with her loveless and lifeless parents. But when she meets escaped murderer Timo (43) she offers him a deal: she will help him reach his brother in Marseille if he releases her from her earthly suffering and kills her. But their breathless flight from the police brings these two such different outsiders increasingly closer together until, finally, Adele starts to have second thoughts.
Genre Drama, Road Movie
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Emily Atef
Screenplay Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff
Cinematography Stéphane Kuthy
Beatrice Babin
Katja Schlömer
Cast Maria Dragus, Roeland Wiesnekker, Wolfram Koch, Nathalie Boutefeu, Christine Citti
Producers Nicole Gerhards, Hejo Emons, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Christine Citti
Co-Producers Thierry Lenouvel, Christof Nerarcher, Anke Krause, Götz Schmedes
Production Companies Wüste Film West/Cologne, NiKo Film, in co-production with WDR, Ciné-Sud Promotion/Paris, Vandertastic, Hugofilm Productions, ARTE, ARTE France/Issy-les-Moulineaux
Format 35 mm, color, cs
 German, French
Sound Technology Dolby SR
Festivals Solothurn 2012, Créteil 2012, Seattle 2012, Busan 2012, BUSTER Copenhagen 2012, Sao Paulo 2012
With backing from Film- und Medienstiftung NRW, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, Minitraité, Züricher Filmstiftung, Bundesamt für Kultur, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, The Residence - Festival de Cannes
German Distributor Farbfilm Verleih

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