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Scene from HELL (photo © Caligari Film)

It was once the source of life, light and warmth. But now the sun has turned the entire world into baked and barren wasteland. Forests are scorched. Animal carcasses line the roads. Even the nights are dazzling bright. Marie, her little sister Leonie and Phillip are heading for the mountains in a car with covered windows. Rumor has it there is still water there. Along the way they run into Tom, a first-rate mechanic who becomes indispensible. But can they trust him? Tension grows in the small group. As if things weren't bad enough, they are lured into an ambush. Their real battle for survival begins…
Genre Thriller
Category Feature
Year of Production 2011
Director Tim Fehlbaum
Screenplay Tim Fehlbaum, Thomas Wöbke, Oliver Kahl
Cinematography Markus Förderer
Cast Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg, Lars Eidinger, Lisa Vicari, Angela Winkler
Producers Gabriele M. Walther, Thomas Wöbke
Co-Producers Ruth Waldburger, Stefan Gärtner
Production Company Caligari Film, in co-production with Vega Film/Zurich, SevenPictures Film
Runtime 90 min
Format 35 mm, color, cs
Subtitled Version English
Festivals Munich 2011, Locarno 2011 (Piazza Grande), Warsaw 2011, Hamptons 2011, Sitges 2011, Stockholm 2011, Plus Cameraimage 2011 (Cinematographers' Debuts Competition), Solothurn 2012, Miami 2012, Fantasporto 2012, Crossing Europe Linz 2012, Planete Doc 2012, Shanghai 2012, Karlovy Vary 2012, Sao Paulo 2012
Awards Förderpreis Deutscher Film Best Director Munich 2011, Best Cinematography & Special Mention Sitges 2011, Bavaria Film Prize 2011 Best Editing, German Film Award 2012 (Best Film Music)
With backing from German Federal Film Board / FFA Filmförderungsanstalt, FilmFernsehFonds Bayern, German Federal Film Fund / DFFF Deutscher Filmförderfonds, Kuratorium junger deutscher Film, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BAK Bundesamt für Kultur
German Distributor Paramount Pictures Germany/Munich

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