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Hell -- In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy: the sun.

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Director:
Writers:
Tim Fehlbaum (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
22 September 2011 (Germany) See more »
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Tagline:
Survival is everything. See more »
Plot:
In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
10 wins & 15 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Good German post-apocalyptic thriller See more (28 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Lars Eidinger ... Phillip

Stipe Erceg ... Tom

Lisa Vicari ... Leonie
Angela Winkler ... Bäuerin
Yoann Blanc ... Sohn Micha
Christoph Gaugler ... Brückner
Lilo Baur ... Französin
Marco Calamandrei ... Franzose
Anne Hartung ... Sophia
Hans-Peter Recktenwald ... Flüchtiger
Nino Böhlau ... Flori
Ellen Schweiger ... Oma
Lutz Pretzsch ... Anton
Luca Winkler ... Jens
Tammo Winkler ... Toni
Mika Metz ... Knecht (as Michael Metz)
Stanislav Bogdanov ... Knecht
Dieter Hilpmann ... Gefangener
Christine Sehr ... Gefangene
David Kichhoff ... Gefangener
Christine Kollmann ... Gefangene
Martin Grünberg ... Bauer

Michael Kranz ... Micha (voice)

Directed by
Tim Fehlbaum 
 
Writing credits
Tim Fehlbaum (screenplay) &
Oliver Kahl (screenplay) &
Thomas Wöbke (screenplay)

Produced by
Roland Emmerich .... executive producer
Stefan Gärtner .... co-producer
Ruth Waldburger .... co-producer
Gabriele Walther .... producer
Thomas Wöbke .... producer
 
Original Music by
Lorenz Dangel 
 
Cinematography by
Markus Förderer 
 
Film Editing by
Andreas Menn 
 
Casting by
An Dorthe Braker 
 
Production Design by
Heike Lange 
 
Costume Design by
Leonie Leuenberger 
 
Makeup Department
Sylvia Grave .... makeup artist
Georg Korpas .... special makeup effects artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ola Czarniecka .... second assistant director
Lars Gmehling .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Johanna Fanderl .... assistant production designer
Kerstin Grund .... property master
Staub Lisa .... art department trainee
Doro Polstorff .... standby props
Olivia Rieser .... set dresser
Bettina Sailer .... set dresser
Peter Schuler .... construction coordinator
Ziehn Vanessa .... art department trainee
Anna Wagner .... assistant property master
Thomas Wimmer .... swing
 
Sound Department
Hubert Bartholomae .... sound re-recording mixer
Pit Kuhlmann .... dialogue editor
Philipp Sellier .... sound effects editor
Christoph von Schönburg .... sound effects editor
 
Special Effects by
Camille Guillon .... special effects
Ernst Lanninger .... special effects
Jan Singh .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Silvio Alberti .... compositor
Gabriel Dedic .... supervising digital colourist
Renato Huber .... junior compositor
Romeo Janczer .... junior compositor
Miklos Kozary .... compositing supervisor
Jan-Hilmar Petersen .... set vfx supervisor
Stephan Schweizer .... lead compositor
 
Stunts
Petr Dvorak .... stunt player: Kannibale
Mac Steinmeier .... stunt team
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Anton Förtsch .... lighting technician
Pablo Gotzes .... data capture
Pablo Gotzes .... second assistant camera
Andreas König .... lighting technician
Ken MacDonald .... first assistant camera
Theo Oppenländer .... gaffer
Oliver Schill .... first assistant camera
Clemens Treml .... Steadicam operator
 
Casting Department
Saskia Garrebeek .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Catherine Schneider .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Luc Bonnet .... score mixer
Falko Duczmal .... protools engineer
Tilo M. Heinrich .... music preparation
Tilo M. Heinrich .... percussion: musician
Michael Schubert .... score: recorded and mixed by
 
Other crew
Linn Kohlmetz .... production coordinator
Berit Norrenberg .... legal advisor (as Berit Wetzel)
Magdalena Prosteder .... production assistant (as Lena Prosteder)
 
Thanks
Bernd Eichinger .... thanks
Hans-Christian Schmid .... thanks
Eva Von Malotky .... thanks
Hansjörg Weißbrich .... thanks
 

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Rated R for some violence
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Germany:89 min
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First German film to win the grand prize at Fantasporto.See more »
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99 LuftballonsSee more »

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78 out of 93 people found the following review useful.
Good German post-apocalyptic thriller, 2 January 2012
Author: Timo Hellmund from Germany

To start my review: "Hell" means "Bright" in English.

It is a rare thing, even nowadays, a German film studio realizes a serious, dark film which has nothing to do with World War 2 or family drama.

Hell plays, without giving away any spoilers, in an post-apocalyptic scenario in which the sun burned everything down. People try to survive. You know this kind of scenario from movies like "Mad Max" or "The Book Of Eli". However, the sun aspect gives it an unused touch.

The actors do a great job in making us believe they are in big trouble. In the bright parts as in the dark parts of the movie. The antagonists are also believable in the movie's logic.

This is the first feature film directed by Tim Fehlbaum. On the one hand, you can argue he is copying big Hollywood films, which I would not disagree. On the other hand I find it kind of brave to show the German audience that a post apocalyptic movie can also be made in Germanym, with near Hollywood quality and with a small budget of about 5 million Euros. The style is amazing, the scenario believable.

Plus, the film does not show any CGI effects beside the extreme sun bloom, which is done digitally and very good. Everything else is based on the characters and their "path" to survive and find better places to live. The story itself is not very innovative but decent to watch, thrilling and without major flaws.

As a conclusion: This movie is underrated in my opinion. It is brave to make such a movie in Germany, if you compare most of the other German movies from the past 5 years, excluding "Die Welle (The Wave)". "Hell" is well-paced, has good actors and a good director who knows what he is doing. If you like films like this, you will not get bored.

Sure, "Hell" never reaches Hollywood-big-budget blockbuster quality and the sets are pretty limited. However, as a genre film, which are SO rare in Germany, it works and it is sad this film did not have success at the box office. It deserved better. Especially when looking at the future of German filmmaking, which I do not want to be Til Schweiger-only.

8 / 10

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