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Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (2014)

Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 September 2014 (Germany)
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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... Benjamin
... Max
... Stephan
... Paul
... Marie
... Martin Bohmer
... Hanne Lindberg
Leopold Hornung ... Oskar
Katharina Matz ... Hilde Engel
... MRX
... Paradise Pizza Manager
Matthias Neukirch ... Dr. Arnow
Nils Borghardt ... Glatze NBD
Alexander Hauff ... Karl-Heinz Vogt
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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Who Am I: Kein System Ist Sicher  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Remade as Who Am I See more »

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Viewings On Horseback
Written by Maximilian Stephan and Jakob Mader
Performed by Carpet
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GREAT film - from an expat
19 October 2014 | by See all my reviews

My German is somewhat average, and yet, I try to watch a German film now and again so that my wife gets a chance to see something in her native tongue (and I get to have a bit of practice).

I have to say that this film was an enjoyable watch.

I felt that the film has a far better interpretation of technical topics than both Sneakers and Hackers.

The thing I liked most about this film was that the choice of actors was complementary to the script and everything seemed to gel together to make a believable experience.

Great acting and storyline, enjoyable until the very end!

Watch it!

PS: For a geek-in-the-know, there are always cringe-worthy moments, but this film kept it to a minimum!


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