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Vortex (2001)

After killing a man in self-defense, Vincent is sent to the Vortex.


Michael Pohl


Michael Pohl


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Complete credited cast:
Hardy Krüger Jr. Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Vincent
Harald Leipnitz ... Carl
Arne Fuhrmann Arne Fuhrmann ... Boon
Gilbert von Sohlern ... Ozwin
Ines Gress Ines Gress ... Natalie
Maureen Havlena Maureen Havlena ... Betrunkene Frau
Kevin Pinnoch Kevin Pinnoch ... Großer Vermummter
Philipp Weiche Philipp Weiche ... Kleiner Vermummter
Benjamin Föhr Benjamin Föhr ... Holographie-Spieler
Franz Froschauer Franz Froschauer ... Einäugiger
Oliver Stritzel ... Richter-Stimme (voice)
Maria Meschede Maria Meschede ... Computer-Durchsagen (voice)
Ekkehardt Belle ... Computer-Durchsagen (voice)


In the near future crime rates are at an all time high. The government counters this development with a new prison: The Vortex. Innocent citizen Vincent is sent there, after he killed a man who tried to rob him in self-defense. In the Vortex everybody has to commit their crime over and over again. Vincents first victim is his neighbour Carl. Written by kaeng

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self defense | prison | futuristic | See All (3) »









Release Date:

6 August 2001 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Great Film, 10/10
18 December 2006 | by otb13See all my reviews

This is a really cool German sci-fi movie. I loved it. The only disappointing thing for me was the length! It is only 50 minutes long, but i enjoyed every minute of it. It had some cool effects and a great ending. I was surprised, seeing as i had never heard of the director!My favourite character was, of course Vincent (the hero) Hardy Kruger did a great job!, but the roll of Carl was also brilliant (Harald Leipnitz).Sadly it was his last ever role. It was, though in my opinion his best!I will be looking out for anything else by Michael Pohl! VERY WELL recommended, especially to anyone who has ever enjoyed a sci-fi movie!! I would also like to say, because of some comments i have read, that this film came out before the matrix, and therefore is not a rip-off of anything!

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