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Mennan Yapo (story) and
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29 April 2004 (Germany) See more »
Viktor, a methodical hit man, probably on his last job, has no plan for his retirement. He does not kill Nina... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Joachim Król ... Viktor

Nadja Uhl ... Nina

Christian Berkel ... Lang

Rudolf Martin ... Der junge Polizist

Lisa Martinek ... Die Ermittlerin
Peter Fitz ... Martin Hinrich
Wilhelm Manske ... Der Russe
Gertraud Jesserer ... Grundschullehrerin

Mehmet Kurtulus ... Sicherheitschef des Russen
Murat Yilmaz ... Killer des Russen

Jale Arikan ... Freundin des Russen
Kevin Ruhland ... Felix
Robinson Reichel ... Observierer Kamera
Werner Karle Jr. ... Observierer Ton (as Werner Karle jun.)
Antonio Di Mauro ... Polizist in Ninas Wohnung (as Antonio Dimauro)
Alexandra Surer ... Polizistin am Empfang (as B.J. Surer)
Hans Heller ... Opfer
Jany Tempel ... Ninas beste Freundin
Michael Rast ... Ninas Ex-Freund
Ruth Markus ... Alte Frau am Friedhof
Achim Grauer ... Polizist in Tatwohnung
Joerg Eckarth ... Bodyguard des Russen (as Jörg Eckarth)
Johannes Casell ... Bodyguard des Russen
Sabine Oberhorner ... Hinrichs Krankenschwester
Thomas Langhoff ... SEKler beim Test
Carsten Schildwächter ... Tonmann im Abhörraum
Peter Flechtner

Tim Seyfi
Robert Baier ... Karl Seitz (Polizeifilm 1967)
Andreas Schendel ... Erich Seitz (Polizeifilm 1967)
Rudolf Schiller ... Seitz' Sicherheitsmann (Polizeifilm 1967)
Frank Seelhoff ... Seitz' Sicherheitsmann (Polizeifilm 1967)
Andreas Rausch ... Observierer (Polizeifilm 1967)
Günther Gold ... Observierer (Polizeifilm 1967)
Harald Glöckle ... Spurensicherung (Polizeifilm 1967)
Andrea Glanz-Schell ... Felix' Mutter (Polizeifilm 1967)
Erwin Kitsmüller ... Felix' Vater (Polizeifilm 1967)
Daniel Eichin ... Martin Hinrich (Polizeifilm 1967)

Directed by
Mennan Yapo 
Writing credits
Mennan Yapo  story and
Lars-Olav Beier  screenplay

Produced by
Stefan Arndt .... producer
Marcos Kantis .... line producer: X Filme Creative Pool
René Richter .... executive producer
Alexander R. Stigler .... executive producer
Tom Tykwer .... producer
Original Music by
Gary Marlowe 
Ben Mono 
Cinematography by
Torsten Lippstock 
Film Editing by
Dirk Vaihinger 
Casting by
Annette Borgmann 
Production Design by
Simon-Julien Boucherie 
Costume Design by
Katharina Ost 
Makeup Department
Jil La Monaca .... makeup artist
Michele Timana .... makeup artist
Production Management
Karim Debbagh .... unit production manager
Thomas Langhoff .... unit production manager
Boris Mang .... post-production manager: X Filme Creative Pool
Michael Reuter .... post-production supervisor
Joelle Saba Suys .... unit manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Paul Gray .... first assistant director
Philip Haucke .... third assistant director
Petra van Ommen .... second assistant director
Art Department
Nina Strathmann .... first assistant production designer
Isabel von Forster .... assistant to designer
Sound Department
Matthias Lempert .... sound re-recording mixer
Sebastian Riegel .... boom operator
Alberto Roveroni .... sound recordist
Barbara Scherer .... adr editor
Alexander von Zündt .... head audio
Tom Weber .... sound editor
Visual Effects by
Christian Frahm .... digital compositor
Christian Pundschus .... digital compositor
Katja Bernet .... stunts: Stuntteam Steinmeier-Mohr
Jochen Römer .... stunts
Marc Sieger .... assistant stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Kai-Uwe Dargusch .... electrician
Wolfgang Dell .... gaffer
Milly Donaghy .... clapper loader
Peter Erlemann .... gaffer: berlin unit
Mirko Friebel .... camera trainee
Jürgen Olczyk .... still photographer
René Richter .... camera operator
René Richter .... underwater camera operator
Marco Schmidt Polex .... assistant camera
Editorial Department
Stefan Ciupek .... colorist
Music Department
Andro Steinborn .... music supervisor
Other crew
Jutta Dickel .... script supervisor
Andro Steinborn .... head of business/legal affairs
Mathilde Bonnefoy .... special thanks
Til Brönner .... special thanks
Frank Griebe .... special thanks
Klaus Keil .... special thanks
Marita Strotkötter .... special thanks
Vanessa von Klitzing .... special thanks

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Also Known As:
"Soundless" - USA (DVD title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound in mind and soundless in body – the perfect killing machine?, 19 September 2007
Author: Roger Burke from Brisbane, Australia

The anti-hero of this dark and moody thriller is Viktor (Joachim Krol), a professional hit-man – and a very successful one at that. Maybe that's one reason he's called Viktor?

In this story, however, he's just completed a fairly standard hit and is now called upon to perform his finale – his most important hit for his mentor and paymaster, Martin Hinrich (Peter Fitz) – and that's when Viktor's life as a killer starts to unravel. Wouldn't you just know it?

But, it all comes apart in a most unexpected fashion. For example, when was the last time you saw a film where a hit-man saves the same person's life twice? In two days? Well, you guessed it: cherchez la femme! That fairly standard hit wasn't so normal, after all: Viktor was so smitten by the blonde, Nina (Nadja Uhl), in the bedroom of the guy he just popped on the patio that he lets her sleep on, instead of eliminating her as a witness!

Now, that could've been a big mistake, but the writer/director (Mennan Yapo)of this interesting romp turns that to Viktor's advantage after he saves her from drowning the next day: she's so distraught by the death of her one-night stand that she throws herself off a bridge. Viktor, who'd followed her, drags her out and calls for medical help – then fades into the background...

Because he has that final job to do for Martin, so he must leave romance aside until the job's done – or so he thinks. Trouble is, one smart copper, Lang (Christian Berkel) is hot on Viktor's trail. How? Well, he's very smart: he uses deductive logic, forensic evidence and large data banks – and maybe some je ne sais quoi - to hone in on the most likely suspects. Not as well done as Sherlock Holmes, perhaps, but still impressive. And, maybe just a little too easy for narrative purposes.

Meanwhile Viktor stays one step (or maybe two steps) ahead of Lang as he plans his hit on the target Martin wants dead; and it's no easy job, not this time. Compounding the scenario also is Viktor's inability to forget about Nina, whom he visits at her apartment and, well, eventually, the sparks fly as you might expect. He's falling for her, and it seems that Nina shares the feeling, although she still has doubts...

Which she wants to dispel by following Viktor as he leaves her apartment to do the job – the final hit.

What follows then is a very classy and richly ironic action sequence worthy of some of the best thrillers you're likely to see, and no more ridiculous than most. That part alone is worth seeing.

It's well produced, the acting is up to the task – with Krol the consummate taciturn loner, and making Matt Damon as Jason Bourne of the Bourne franchise look positively garrulous – the photography has enough action sequences, from long shot to extreme close-up, to satisfy most, and the music is, well, almost not even there. But, when it is there, you notice it; and it fits.

The film and story are nowhere near the prowess of Luc Besson, the late John Frankenheimer, Martin Scorsese and others. But, hey, all writer/directors start somewhere and this being Yapo's second effort, I'll make sure I see future efforts.

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