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Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014)

Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

Director:

Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Jantje Friese (screenplay), Baran bo Odar (screenplay)
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Cast

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 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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Storyline

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.


Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German | English

Release Date:

25 September 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Who Am I: Kein System Ist Sicher See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Netflix-CEO Reed Hastings recommended this movie in an interview with the German magazine "Journalist" in February 2016, calling it a "truely great story". He added, that it's these kind of unusual plots they are searching for at Netflix. Movie-Director bo Odar and the producers Berg and Wiedemann are now creating the first Netflix-Original in Germany. The series "Dark" about four German families, tragically connected through a dark secret, is set for 2017. See more »

Goofs

The film takes place mainly in Berlin and shows a break-in to the BND. While the BND has offices in Berlin and a new headquarters building is nearing completion, at the time of release the headquarters (with main IT departments) was still located in Pullach (near Munich). 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 »

Connections

Referenced in Filmbarátok Podcast: Episode #1.77 (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of the Black
Written by Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher
Performed by Royal Blood
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Germany can make movies too
7 March 2016 | by devibuergerSee all my reviews

I am German. So I know Germany doesn't really make a whole lot of good or just even watchable films. Well but this sure is a watchable movie.

I have seen the movie back in 2014 when it came to the cinemas here and I was blown away by it. I've never really seen such a great film made by a German movie studio. And it's not only good for a German movie. It's good overall.

Hacker movies often are boring and not well made. Here that is not the case. Hacking is showed how it is really done and it makes sense and does not look silly. The action is well done and everything is well acted. The cast is interesting and all characters are different from each other. That makes for an amazing ride that you can't take your eyes off.

The end of this movie is really Christopher Nolan like and you don't know what the HACK you've just seen. I love it so much.

You can go see this movie more than just once, you can easily see if like five or six times in my opinion. So have fun and give this a chance.


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