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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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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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Storyline

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

Language:

German | English | Russian | Turkish

Release Date:

27 September 2012 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

€7,500,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Barefoot Films,Warner Bros. See more »
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

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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Great sound and editing

Another reviewer wrote that Til S. knows what he's doing. And I'm pretty sure he wasn't talking about the fact, that he's casting his daughter in every movie he's in (German movie that is), the last couple of years. Will Smith seems to be doing the same thing in America, so you can't blame him for that. You also should consider the sound effects and the way the action scenes are shot. He knows how to copy Hollywood and make it believable in a German setting (movie wise that is, not that this is close to any reality in Germany).

But when it comes to story and character, this is as weak as they come. Casting Moritz Bleibtreu in this seems almost unnecessary. Not casting actual action performers from Germany is a real omission (Mathis Landwehr to name one!)! Acting also doesn't help, especially Schweigers daughter is off (but if you've seen the other movies you knew that). That won't change the fact, that anything Schweiger touches turns into gold (or at least German box office gold)


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