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18 October 2012 (Germany) See more »
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Directed by
Zsolt Bács 
Writing credits
Brian Cordray  and
Zsolt Bács  and
Sebastian Fitzek 

Sebastian Fitzek (novel Das Kind)

Produced by
Christian Becker .... co-producer
Zsolt Bács .... producer
Konstantinos Kapsalos .... line producer
Yvonne Maria Schäfer .... co-producer
Original Music by
Kahlil Feegel 
Steve Patuta 
Steven Schwalbe 
Cinematography by
Kim Howland 
Film Editing by
Lena Bieniek (addtional editor)
Bernd Schriever 
Production Design by
Wolfgang Arens 
Costume Design by
Bettina Weiß 
Makeup Department
Christiane Buchholz .... makeup artist
Beatrice Mendelin .... makeup artist
Production Management
Cosmo Berger .... set manager
Torsten Grams .... unit production manager
Konstantinos Kapsalos .... production manager
Benjamin Vogel .... set manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Michael Kaleve .... assistant director
Art Department
Tino Lemke .... stand-by props
Stefan Missfeld .... prop driver
Uwe Plorin .... swing gang
Udo Reinschke .... swing gang
Jennifer Schneider .... production design intern
Harald Voss .... property master: outdoor
Sound Department
Naomi Dandridge .... adr mixer
Michael Eiler .... sound mixer
Andreas Hintzsch .... dialogue editor
Andreas Hintzsch .... foley editor
Jörg Klaussner .... adr recordist
Jörg Klaussner .... foley recordist
Warrick Marais .... adr recordist
Robin Pohle .... sound designer
Dominik Raetz .... dialogue editor
Dominik Raetz .... re-recording mixer
Peter Roigk .... foley artist (as Peter Roik)
Jürgen Schulz .... adr editor
Special Effects by
Jens Döldissen .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Henning Falk .... visual effects lead artist
Maxim Matthew .... visual effects supervisor
Van-Tien Hoang .... visual effects production assistant (uncredited)
Jörg Ellmer .... stunt performer
Daniel Stockhorst .... stunt double: Eric Roberts
Camera and Electrical Department
Boris Burgos Becker .... camera trainee
Stefan Birnbaum .... additional electrician
Jacob Engel .... key grip
Gregor Grieshaber .... assistant camera
Marjan Grünewald .... electrician trainee
Marjan Grünewald .... lighting assistant
Alex Jentz .... digital imaging technician
Markus Koch .... assistant camera
Oezer Oezel .... assistant camera
Darja Pilz .... assistant camera
Peter Raby .... electrician
Hagen Raeder .... grip
Simon Rainer .... best boy
Tobias Rost .... assistant camera
Alexander Schaak .... gaffer
Ronald Schwarz .... gaffer
Oliver Senkpaul .... grip
Karsten Tietz .... electrician
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Isabella Hirt .... wardrobe
Sabine Kubat .... wardrobe
Alexandra Wasserthal-Zuccari .... assistant costume designer
Bettina Weiß .... costume and wardrobe
Editorial Department
Alex Jentz .... colorist
Location Management
Sebastian Ebert .... location manager
Emilio Winschetti .... location scout
Music Department
Stephan Moritz .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Robert Bejeuhr .... production driver
Danielo Gallone .... personal driver
Andre Reinhold .... production driver
Other crew
Cosmo Berger .... set manager
Anna Brückner .... assistant to production manager
Sandra Delatron .... continuity
Simon Griesmayr .... set assistant
Steffen Haja .... production accountant
Rico Herre .... set production assistant (as Enrico Herre)
Andreas Hofmann .... production coordinator
Paul Maximilian Pira .... set runner
Phil Steele .... voice actor
Benjamin Vogel .... set manager

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Germany:100 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Based on the book "Das Kind" by German author Sebastian Fitzek.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Making of 'Das Kind' (2013) (V)See more »


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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Great idea - bad... everything else!, 24 May 2016
Author: anomis_ananda from Bulgaria

I liked the idea and the general plot twist, as it ends up being not what it starts as (just so I don't spoil this for others by sharing too much).

But everything aside from that, was absolutely horrible! Bad acting, awful screen writing job, especially when it goes for the dialogues, horrid directing with major mistakes - things the viewer already knew for a half an hour, would be made seem as the main characters' huge revelation and culmination. Just poor. To be honest, I give it a 3/10 just because the idea was good, and I am giving that to the book author. I'm amazed I made it through the movie with such patience, actually...

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