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Hell (2011)

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

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Tim Fehlbaum

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilo Baur Lilo Baur ... Französin
Marco Calamandrei Marco Calamandrei ... Franzose
Lisa Vicari ... Leonie
Lars Eidinger ... Phillip
Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Stipe Erceg ... Tom
Hans-Peter Recktenwald Hans-Peter Recktenwald ... Flüchtiger
Yoann Blanc ... Sohn Micha
Christoph Gaugler Christoph Gaugler ... Brückner
Angela Winkler ... Bäuerin
Nino Böhlau Nino Böhlau ... Flori
Ellen Schweiger Ellen Schweiger ... Oma
Lutz Pretzsch Lutz Pretzsch ... Anton
Luca Winkler Luca Winkler ... Jens
Tammo Winkler Tammo Winkler ... Toni
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Three friends -Französin (Lilo Baur), Franzose (Marco Calamandrei) and Leonie (Lisa Vicari)- living on a hot world due to the rise of temperatures head to the mountains, on the way the will encounter more than one obstacle. The first one will arrive on an oil station where they will meet an hostile men who will try to steal something of their car while searching for supplies on the inside of the oil station. Once gone, in the middle of the way they will be get trapped on the road and while part of the team search for oil on a car one of them will be abducted by a group of others men. Then, the real problems will just have started. Written by Salvador Morales León

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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Switzerland

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

10 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica, France See more »

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$1,359,257
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2.35 : 1
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First German film to win the grand prize at Fantasporto. See more »

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99 Luftballons
Written by Karlo Carges and Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen
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Good German post-apocalyptic thriller
2 January 2012 | by timo-hellmundSee all my reviews

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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