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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

At the end, when Benjamin performs his magic trick, you can see a dark clothed person with a clown mask in the background. It's a reference to the movie "Fight Club". 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 opening credits of the film consists of animated computer hardware sequences, where it revolves around the mind of the protagonist (who is a computer hacker). No names were actually credited in the beginning. See more »

Connections

References Fight Club (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Out of the Black
Written by Michael Kerr and Ben Thatcher
Performed by Royal Blood
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Good German genre movie
8 April 2015 | by kosmaspSee all my reviews

It's not often that you get a genre movie in Germany. And even less times the result is any good. Fortunately they did get it this time. The lead actor has not the strength to pull it off completely (if you have watched a lot of thrillers, you know where this is heading and it makes no sense at all, even with explanations). But overall the acting is more than fine by the whole cast.

Making a thriller out of hacking is not an easy task. But visually the movie did find a way to give us an in to chat rooms (hidden and otherwise), with a very clever trick. It wouldn't be the same just seeing people type things on a keyboard. There are other things that work out nicely too. I was pleasantly surprised, even if I felt that the movie tried to be a bit too clever for its own good at the end. Give us more of that please


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