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Schutzengel (2012)

A troubled veteran from the war in Afghanistan works to protect an orphaned teenager who witnessed a murder from the killer's henchmen.

Director:

Til Schweiger

Writers:

Stephen Butchard (screenplay), Paul Maurice (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Numan Acar ... TV Reporter Türkei
Volker Albers Volker Albers ... TV Reporter RTL
Loyd Bateman ... Shooter 12
Gode Benedix Gode Benedix ... Krankenpfleger
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Rudi
Rainer Bock ... Karl Falkner
Jytte-Merle Böhrnsen ... Leo's Frau
Nicolais Borger Nicolais Borger ... Falkners Tochter 2
Vanessa Bühler Vanessa Bühler ... Angestellte Supermarkt
Nina Eichinger Nina Eichinger ... TV Reporterin N-TV
Matthias Fornoff Matthias Fornoff ... Nachrichtensprecher ZDF
Wanja Götz Wanja Götz ... Shooter 10
Marcel Graf Marcel Graf ... Shooter 13
Matthias Günther Matthias Günther ... Shooter 6
Carsten Hädler Carsten Hädler ... TV Reporter N24
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A troubled veteran from the war in Afghanistan works to protect an orphaned teenager who witnessed a murder from the killer's henchmen.

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Country:

Germany

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German | English | Russian | Turkish

Release Date:

27 September 2012 (Germany) See more »

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Budget:

€7,500,000 (estimated)
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Color:

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2.35 : 1
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Whenever a police siren is heard, it sounds like an American-style siren. However, this kind of siren is used nowhere in Germany. See more »

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More drama than action thriller but works
7 October 2013 | by abisioSee all my reviews

A powerful man kills a young guy; but his young orphan girlfriend witness everything. The witness must be kill. An ex-soldier protects the girl. Looks like a typical action movie but it is not exact;u that.

There very violent shootouts scenes and body count in the hundreds; but also overlong dramatic scenes with others probably oversweet for its own good; but however the movie works. Even when 10 to 15 trimming will make it almost perfect; you cannot stop watching it.

Til Schweiger (who also directs and produce) is more a tormented man than a killer machine. He can carry the movie easily; but Moritz Bleibtreu is who really steal the movie even in a very short part.

Luna Schweiger (Til's real life daughter ) is quite credible as the girl; but we never see her as a truly rebel as originally depicted.

In brief; it is not a great movie; but not a "macho" movie either. You can see with your wife and she will enjoyed too.


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