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Hans-christian Schmid


Edition 1999
99' - 1998 - Drama, Thriller - Dialogue: German, Russian, English
Director: Hans-christian Schmid Composer: Enjott Schneider With: August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris
1986. 19-year old Karl Koch sees his world in disorder. Fascinated and inspired by the fictitious rebel Hagbard Celine from the cult novel “Illuminatus!”, the sensitive young man embarks upon a search for the underlying reasons of political mechanisms and discovers things which make him belief in a world-wide conspiracy. Karls talent to hack into computer networks and his strong believe in justice make him work for the KGB. While the powers of evil are already connected by global networks, Karl and his friends are left behind, frustrated by the slowness of their own home computers. Dependent on pills and cocaine, Kari loses control over his life, relationships and reality whilst on his tragic odyssey. A mystical thriller, based on true events.

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Hans-christian Schmid


Enjott Schneider


August Diehl, Fabian Busch, Dieter Landuris


Hans-christian Schmid, Michael Gutmann, Michael Dierking

Director of Photography

Klaus Eichhammer


Hansjörg Weißbrich


Jakob Claussen, Thomas Wöbke

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German, Russian, English

Countries of production




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