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In the Shadows

GER 2010, 82 min

The gangster film’s structures brought to light.

Synopsis

Trojan is a professional criminal who specializes in armed robbery. Released from prison, he picks up from where he left off before he was arrested. But now he has to begin again almost from scratch. Numerous obstacles get in the way of his pressing need for independence. He is almost broke and most of his old contacts prove to be less than reliable.

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Language: German, Subtitles: English

Press reviews

An impressively lean, thoroughly riveting thriller, “In the Shadows” slithers through underworld Berlin in grand style. En route to a twisty finale, German writer-director Thomas Arslan keeps his audience glued to the increasingly desperate actions of Trojan (stone-faced Misel Maticevic), a thirtysomething career criminal whose latest job slowly catches up with him. (Rob Nelson, Variety)

Awards and Festivals

- Berlinale Forum 2010
- BAFICI Buenos Aires International Film Festival of Independent Cinema 2010
- Copenhagen International Film Festival 2010
- Jeonju International Film Festival 2010
- Antalya Golden Boll Film Festival 2010
- Shanghai International Film Festival 2010
- Festival des deutschen Films Ludwigshafen-Mannheim 2010
- Vancouver International Film Festival 2010
- Athens International Film Festival 2010
- Internationales Film und Fernsehfestival Köln 2010
- Festival des deutschen Films Paris 2010
- Berlin and Beyond Film Festival San Francisco 2010
- Viennale Vienna International Film Festival 2010
- Estoril International Film Festival 2010
- Ljubljana International Film Festival 2010
- Gijon International Film Festival 2010
- Deutsche Filmwoche Istanbul 2010
- Tromso International Film Festival 2011
- Bradford International Film Festival 2011
- Flatpack Festival Birmingham 2011
- Trondheim International Film Festival 2011
- Titanic International Filmfestival Budapest 2011
- Würzburger Filmwoche 2011

Credits

Director and Screenplay
Thomas Arslan
With
Mišel Matičević, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm, Rainer Bock, David Scheller, Peter Kurth, Hanns Zischler
Director of Photography
Reinhold Vorschneider
Assistant Camera
Joachim Haller, Andreas Haas
Editor
Bettina Blickwede
Music
Geir Jenssen
Production Design
Reinhild Blaschke
Costume
Anette Guther
Sound
Andreas Mücke-Niesytka
Sound Design
Jochen Jezussek, Christian Obermaier
Sound Mixing
Martin Steyer
Producers
Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber
Produced by
Schramm Film Koerner & Weber
In Co-Production with
ZDF/3sat
World Premiere
15.02.2010, Berlin, IFF – Internationales Forum des Jungen Films
German Theatrical Release
30.09.2010

DVD-Details

Extras
„Thomas Arslan über IM SCHATTEN“ (D 2011, 8 min), „Anonyme Transit Orte – Locationfotos kommentiert vom Regisseur“ (D 2011, 22 min), Audio Commentary by Thomas Arslan, Trailer
Language
German
Subtitles
English
Country Code
Code-free
System
PAL / Color
Length
85 min + 30 min Extras
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound Format
DD 5.1 + 2.0
Content
Softbox (Set Content: 1)
Release Date
29.04.2011
Rating
Ab 12 Jahren