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Abgeschnitten (2018)

Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.

Director:

Christian Alvart

Writers:

Sebastian Fitzek (novel), Michael Tsokos (novel) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Moritz Bleibtreu ... Paul Herzfeld
Jasna Fritzi Bauer ... Linda
Lars Eidinger ... Jan Erik Sadler
Fahri Yardim ... Ender Müller
Enno Hesse Enno Hesse ... Ingolf von Appen
Christian Kuchenbuch Christian Kuchenbuch ... Philipp Schwintowski
Urs Jucker ... Jens Marinek
Barbara Prakopenka Barbara Prakopenka ... Hannah Herzfeld
Stephanie Amarell Stephanie Amarell ... Rebecca Schwintowski
Dirk Nocker Dirk Nocker ... Bürgermeister Bandrupp
Niels-Bruno Schmidt ... Udo Bandrupp
Klara Höfels Klara Höfels ... Friederike Töven
Joy Maria Bai Joy Maria Bai ... Dr. Sabine Yao
Georg Veitl Georg Veitl ... Dr. Schierz
Ben Münchow ... Tom
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Thriller set in the world of Forensic Pathology. Coroner Paul Herzfeld finds a capsule in the head of a heavily mutilated corpse, containing a phone number and single word: the name of his daughter.

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Country:

Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

11 October 2018 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Cut Off See more »

Filming Locations:

Berlin, Germany See more »

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2.35 : 1
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When Herzfeld starts dialing the number he just found in the capsule, his phone shows the complete number for his daughter Hannah. When he touches the number on the screen and the phone dials the complete number, a tone-dial sound can be heard. In reality, the number would be dialed silently. See more »

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Finally a deserving Fitzek adaptation
12 October 2018 | by tanjareen-1See all my reviews

I just came back from the cinema and we saw "Abgeschnitten" as part of my Birthday gift. What can I say? It was finally the adaptation Fitzek deserves. As the best german thriller author there is, Fitzek already has a pretty cinematic way of writing. So I was stunned that movie adaptations of his material never quite seemed to work.

"Abgeschnitten" breaks this cycle. We were at the edge of our seats because we couldn't remember how the story turned out since it's been a couple of years that we read the book. So we really really were eager to find out and every step of the way was tension filled and at times quite creepy.

The story moves along at a nice pace and never gets boring. The gore is sometimes quite graphic but always serves the story and its origin (Fitzek wrote this one with pathologist Michael Tsokos). Bleibtreu is likeable as always but Jasna Fritzi Bauer holds her own. The whole movie is cast pretty well. Fahri Yardim even brings some needed comic relief at times. Because don't get me wrong: This is a good movie but not a lighthearted one.

The look and feel of the movie are elevated and I was pleasantly surprised by the good script. Even though I am german myself the dialogue in german movies can often feel quite wooden and bothers me. "Abgeschnitten" avoids this and many other traps of german filmmaking.

I definitely recommend this one if you are in the mood for a mysterious and creepy Thriller.


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