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The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home ... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Karl Koch
Fabian Busch ...
David
Dieter Landuris ...
Pepe
Jan-Gregor Kremp ...
Lupo
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Maiwald
Zbigniew Zamachowski ...
Sergej
Peter Fitz ...
Brückner
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Weber
Lilly Marie Tschörtner ...
Beate (as Lilly Tschörtner)
Patrick Joswig ...
Alex
Arnulf Schumacher ...
Seybert
Sven Lehmann ...
Computerverkäufer
Oscar Ortega Sánchez ...
Mr. Minit
Brigitte Janner ...
Sekretärin
Katrin Klein ...
Sekretärin
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The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy theories inspired by his favorite novel, R.A. Wilson's "Illuminatus", but soon he and his friend David start breaking into government and military computers. Pepe, one of Karl's rather criminal acquaintances senses that there is money in computer cracking - he travels to east Berlin and tries to contact the KGB. Written by Armin Ortmann <armin@sfb288.math.tu-berlin.de>

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23 - Nichts ist so wie es scheint  »

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The other side of the story (the hunter's) is told in the movie The KGB, the Computer and Me (1990) See more »

Goofs

The train station Karl and David arrive at and rent a car from afterwards is not "Fallingbostel" but in fact a small town called "Neustadt am Ruebenberge" a few kilometers south of Fallingbostel. See more »

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Referenced in Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) See more »

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[Written by] (Berry Gordy (as B. Gordy)/Janie Bradford (as Bradford))
[Performed by] The Flying Lizards (as Flying Lizards)
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What is so scary about the number 23?
18 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

Conspiracy theorist alert! All conspiracy theorists need to see this movie. I wont mislead you all, it's not a conspiracy movie. It's a German cinematic variation of "The Falcon and the Snowman", based on actual events that took place in West Germany during the mid 80's.

It involves a young and rebellious radical, who happens to have a healthy appetite for conspiracy theories. Him and his good mate then turn to computer hacking as a means of fighting the war against nuclear power through out Europe.

As they get more involved people start offering them money to hack organisations for information (Including the KGB).... This is when things start becoming a bit awry!

Very thought provoking stuff, highly recommended!!!


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