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I Am Guilty (2005) More at IMDbPro »Falscher Bekenner (original title)

I Am Guilty -- In this unsettling, beguiling film by young German filmmaker Search results Christoph Hochhusler, a young boy rebels against the suffocating suburban middle-class ordinariness of his family by having wild tearoom sex and anonymously confessing to crimes he did not commit.


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Release Date:
6 April 2006 (Germany) See more »
The story of a young man confessing crimes he has not committed. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
2 wins & 5 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
A wonderfully strange film See more (6 total) »


  (in credits order)
Constantin von Jascheroff ... Armin Steeb
Manfred Zapatka ... Martin Steeb
Victoria Trauttmansdorff ... Marianne Steeb
Nora von Waldstätten ... Katja Fichtner

Devid Striesow ... Martin Steeb jr.

Florian Panzner ... Stefan Steeb
Thomas Dannemann ... Herr Kleine
Laura Tonke ... Christiane Steeb
Dennis Prinz ... Ulrich Wendt
Martin Kiefer ... Richard Gassner
Walter Gontermann ... Herr Hülsmann
Jörg Pose ... Herr Esken
Thomas Meinhardt ... Ernst Matuschek
Wieslawa Wesolowska ... Josy Matuscheck
Max Limper ... Lederboy
Klaus Zmorek ... Gangleader
Jürgen Haug ... Herr Tschenko
Gisela Marx ... Großmutter Steeb (as Gisela E. Marx)
Meinhard Leuchtenberg ... Polizist #1
Markus Ritter ... Polizist #2
Andreas Schindlmayr ... Polizist #3
Meike To Baben ... Polizist #4
Daniela Luppus ... Polizist #5
Luana Bellinghausen ... Katjas Freundin #1
Diane Willems ... Katjas Freundin #2 (as Diane Siemons-Willems)
Doris Plenert ... Frau im Bus #1
Elisabeth Jansen ... Frau im Bus #2
Matthias Drescher ... Herr Siloy
Helga Perr ... Frau Gassner
Peter Bock ... Mann im Krankenhaus
Wojtek Bobrycki ... Tennistrainer
Norbert Wilms ... Werner Heilmann
Bernd Döpke ... Motorradfahrer #1
Armin Heller ... Motorradfahrer #2
Alexander Kirmse ... Motorradfahrer #3
Ingo Maassen ... Motorradfahrer #4
Christof Neumann ... Motorradfahrer #5
Mark Norris ... Police

Danilo Mancinelli ... Police

Directed by
Christoph Hochhäusler 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Christoph Hochhäusler 

Produced by
Bettina Brokemper .... producer
Original Music by
Benedikt Schiefer 
Cinematography by
Bernhard Keller 
Film Editing by
Stefan Stabenow 
Casting by
Ulrike Müller 
Production Design by
Beatrice Schultz 
Costume Design by
Susanne Sasserath 
Makeup Department
Evelyn Book .... assistant makeup artist
Production Management
Sascha Verhey .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Friedemann Roll .... assistant director
Sound Department
Jochen Engelke .... sound re-recording mixer
Wolfgang Herold .... sound supervisor
Manuel Karakas .... mix editor
Yumiko Konomi .... sound editor
Wolfgang Vogl .... sound
Max Wanko .... supervising sound editor
Visual Effects by
Florian Alt .... digital artist
Michael Brink .... visual effects producer
Joerg Bruemmer .... digital compositor
Joerg Bruemmer .... visual effects coordinator
Philipp Eckel .... digital artist
Ute Engel .... digital artist
Martina Kiechle .... colorist
Sebastian Locker .... digital artist
Bernd Schulze .... visual effects supervisor
Gerhard Spring .... scanning and recording
Ralf Wacker .... visual effects coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Philipp Schmitz .... gaffer
Other crew
Henner Berning .... production assistant
Stefan Ciupek .... high definition consultant
Michael Schmid-Ospach .... thanks

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Falscher Bekenner" - Germany (original title)
"Low Profile" - USA (festival title)
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94 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Brazil:18 (Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival) | Germany:12

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Of the film, the director has said, "The cloak of intent - however ridiculous - is lighter to bear than the 'meaningless' unhappiness of the world."See more »
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18 out of 24 people found the following review useful.
A wonderfully strange film, 7 February 2006
Author: johno-21 from United States

I saw this film at the 2006 Palm Springs International Film Festival. I don't understand how they take titles of films from foreign countries and change the title for American audiences. The distributors took Falshe Bekenner which I guess would translate into False Confessions and changed it to Low Profile. This is a disturbing story about a bright but bored and troubled teen named Armin who comes from a loving family. There is a lot happening in this movie that may have different meanings and you are left wondering about several things. What is real and what is imagined. What did Armin do and what didn't he do. I couldn't figure out why he is so troubled or why he is rebelling when his parents seem like very caring and loving people. This is a very interesting story and is very stylized with a great sound. I would give this a 7.0 out of 10 and would like to see it again.

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