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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:
The cold becomes heaven See more (29 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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MPAA:
Rated R for some violence
Runtime:
Germany:89 min
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The title 'Hell' is the German word for 'bright'.See more »
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99 LuftballonsSee more »

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4 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
The cold becomes heaven, 12 December 2012
Author: Steve Pulaski from United States

Tim Fehlbaum's Hell depicts planet Earth as a barren, desolate wasteland that was once infested with blooming life. The cinematography of the dry, insufferable heat is so containing and properly handled that it almost bathes the viewer in hot flashes to the point where I was totally willing to step outside with no coat in the middle of Chicago cold. In terms of look, feel, and liveliness, it's a seriously effective thriller. As a film adding to the recent popular but rarely impressive genre of post-apocalyptic thrillers, it's more or less the same thing we've grown accustomed to.

Hell (also ridiculously titled Apocalypse in some retail chains) has one major selling point and that's its producer, the iconic German filmmaker Roland Emmerich, who has made a name for himself in the field of disaster films such as the American adaptation of the Japanese Godzilla series and Independence Day. Perhaps his producer's credit was earned in the fact that he saw a bit of his most recent film (at the time), 2012 in Hell. Unlike his picture which hammed up the nonsensical action and took almost nothing seriously in a long, winded two and a half hour film, Hell capitalizes on character relations and subtlety rather than tossing special effects at the viewer in an apparent contest.

We are placed in 2016, and learn immediately that the Earth has warmed at unprecedented rates, increasing 10°C because of solar flares destroying the atmosphere of Earth. The few survivors must shield their skin with excess clothing, gloves, smocks, and anything they can potentially protect themselves with from the increasing heat of the sun. We soon meet Marie (Hannah Herzsprung) a young woman traveling the ruins of parched roads with her boyfriend and younger sister. After picking up a man who claims that he can help them, (right after almost killing all three of them for their diminishing water supply) the three make an unplanned stop leaving the sister left in the car, which has its windows covered with newspaper and barricaded off. She is taken by a group of survivors who thrive on cannibalism in this newfound hellish world, and after her boyfriend splits, Marie and the hitchhiker attempt to recover her younger sister before she is subjected to uncertain doom.

Fehlbaum treats his characters respectively, not having them shout ridiculous lines, or commit acts of impulsiveness with not even a shred of a thought process as to why. He makes grand use out of his small cast of newcomers and on top of that, creates crafty tension with his co-writers Oliver Kahl and Thomas Woebke using long, uncertain shots that focus either on characters or dried-out, empty landscapes.

But the kicker here is the wonderfully captured, hauntingly displayed, almost blinding cinematography, that cinematographer Markus Förderer personifies into its own character rather quickly. He opens the picture showing off the film's inherently brutal climate with no points of being intrusive or to irritate the casual viewer. It's all a means to concoct suspense and atmosphere for maximum effect. Fehlbaum's Hell has its share of ups and downs, and after a while, you begin to realize you're seeing the same type of areas over and over again. Like movies of its genre, it fluctuates between interesting and not, repetitive and enticing, and beautifully stylistic and much of a muchness. Thankfully, its negative traits are minimized because the film never overstays its eighty-nine minute welcome and provides us with smarter entertainment than I'm sure many of us were expecting.

Starring: Hannah Herzsprung, Stipe Erceg, Lars Eidinger, Lisa Vicari, and Angela Winkler. Directed by: Tim Fehlbaum.

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