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Who Am I (2014)

Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 September 2014 (Germany)
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Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

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Baran bo Odar

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Jantje Friese (screenplay), Baran bo Odar (screenplay)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schilling ... Benjamin
Elyas M'Barek ... Max
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Stephan
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Paul
Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Stephan Kampwirth ... Martin Bohmer
Trine Dyrholm ... Hanne Lindberg
Leopold Hornung ... Oskar
Katharina Matz Katharina Matz ... Hilde Engel
Leonard Carow ... MRX
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Paradise Pizza Manager
Matthias Neukirch Matthias Neukirch ... Dr. Arnow
Nils Borghardt Nils Borghardt ... Glatze NBD
Alexander Hauff Alexander Hauff ... Karl-Heinz Vogt
Antonia Putiloff Antonia Putiloff ... BKA Hackerin
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Benjamin (TOM SCHILLING) is invisible, a nobody. This changes abruptly when he meets charismatic Max (ELYAS M'BAREK). Even though they couldn't seem more different from the outside, they share the same interest: hacking. Together with Max's friends, the impulsive Stephan (WOTAN WILKE MÖHRING) and paranoid Paul (ANTOINE MONOT), they form the subversive Hacker collective CLAY (CLOWNS LAUGHING @ YOU). CLAY provokes with fun campaigns and speaks for a whole generation. For the first time in his life, Benjamin is part of something and even the attractive Marie (HANNAH HERZSPRUNG) begins noticing him. But fun turns into deadly danger when CLAY appears on the BKA's (Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Criminal Police Office) as well as Europol's most wanted list. Hunted by Cybercrime investigator Hanne Lindberg (TRINE DYRHOLM), Benjamin is no longer a nobody, but instead one of the most wanted hackers in the world. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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No system is safe.


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Trivia

"Kevin Poulsen", a real hacker in 1990s, actually hacked a radio station contest and ensured that he was the 102nd caller, winning a brand new Porsche, a vacation, and $20,000. See more »

Goofs

During the chase scene that takes place in The Hague, Benjamin flees into the metro tunnels, the train passing by there, though, is clearly a type that one shouldn't find in The Haugue's, but only in Berlin's metro system. Also The Hague has no real Metro system, just 'trams' that stay above ground except for the few stops between Central Station and Grote Markt Straat. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin: MRX has three rules: First: no system is safe. Second: Aim for the impossible. Third: Have fun in cyberspace and meat space.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits of the principal cast are shown in binary digital codes which are decrypted to reveal the names. The remaining credits are rolled with command prompt programming behind it. See more »

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References Fight Club (1999) See more »

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Written by Boys Noize (as Alexander Ridha)
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Finally a good hacker movie
4 December 2015 | by Seth_Rogue_OneSee all my reviews

I haven't seen a big amount of them (probably to due because not many of them are made) but the ones I have seen have, even if they were somewhat entertaining they always seem to fail on the technology-aspect to the point that you wonder if the scriptwriters even have used a computer at some times.

Here it's pretty clear that the script-writer has a lot of knowledge of how hacking works and computers in general, even though I'm sure that some who know the field still have a lot to complain about but for the average Joe in the technical aspects of computer technology most things makes sense.

As far as the whole story goes, I mean sure it's not as realistic as it would be if someone would document the life of a hacker surely and it's more of a thriller than a drama but it's not all that far-fetched that you roll your eyes or anything and it entertains most certainly.

Acting is stellar as well.

So yeah even if you are getting second thoughts when you find out that it's a German movie, it's definitely worth going through the 'tough task' of reading subtitles I assure you and no I haven't seen an English speaking hacker-movie that tops this one so yes definitely recommended.


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