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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 »
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  (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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References Star Wars (1977)See more »
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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Directionless College Grad Commits Acts of Rebellion Or Does He?, 3 January 2008
Author: guitarchick4 from United States

This film is disturbing because you are not clear what actually happened and what was imagined. If some of the events did occur, then the film is a disturbing commentary about some young people in today's society. This film is not a typical Hollywood style film because the film moves at a slower pace, the plot is not clearly defined and the ending does not resolve the film. But there are some darkly comic moments and there is good acting.

Armin Steeb comes from a nice middle class family and lives in a nice middle class neighborhood. Armin is fresh out of college and applying for jobs, but he appears bored and aimless. His parents have high hopes and expectations for him but maybe that is part of his problem?? His parents and society have these expectations of Armin, but maybe he is unsure how to be what is expected of him. Perhaps he does not want the life that his parents or society believes he should want. The usual routine is get into a good college, get a good job, find a life partner, have a family of your own, and the cycle repeats. His older brother has fulfilled the expectations of his parents; therefore, they are worried about Armin's lack of direction. Armin appears to want excitement and notoriety, perhaps this is why he confesses to a crime that he did not commit.

Haven't you met people or heard about people who supposedly came from nice middle class families, who went to college but later were a disappointment to their families? In every family, there are the usual success stories but there is always that one in the family who everybody wonders what happened with them? This is why I did like the film in spite of it's weak points because it shows a period in a young person's life that we have all experienced at some point. At some point you have to leave college and your parents home to decide who you are and what you want. Perhaps Armin feels ill prepared to face his life.

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