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Scene from PICCO (photo © Markus Eckert)

Based on a true story, PICCO mercilessly and realistically tells the story of the dramatic fate of a group of young men in a German prison. The film casts an authentic and uncompromising look at the topic of violence and the loss of youth, and at a penal system that is a complete and utter failure. There are no perpetrators in this system – only victims.
Genre Drama
Category Feature
Year of Production 2010
Director Philip Koch
Screenplay Philip Koch
Cinematography Markus Eckert
André Bendocchi-Alves
Jan Jericho
Cast Martin Kiefer, Frederick Lau, Joel Basman, Constantin von Jascheroff, Jule N. Gartzke
Producers Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker
Production Company Walker+Worm Film, in co-production with 40°Filmproduktion/Munich, Philip Koch Filmproduktion/Munich, Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München
Runtime 104 min
Subtitled Versions English, French
Sound Technology Dolby Digital
Festivals Max Ophüls Festival Saarbrücken 2010, Cannes 2010 (Directors' Fortnight), Karlovy Vary 2010, Valladolid 2010, Istanbul 2011
Awards Award of the Saarland Minister President 2010
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern
German Distributor Movienet Film/Munich

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