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Verbrannte Erde

Scorched Earth
Film still from VERBRANNTE ERDE: A man stands in front of a silver car with his hands in his pockets. He has headphones in his ears. There are tower blocks in the background.

Sun 16.06.

  • Director

    Thomas Arslan

  • Germany / 2024
    100 min. / DCP / Original version with English subtitles

  • with

    Mišel Matičević, Marie Leuenberger, Alexander Fehling

  • Preview

  • Cinema

    Arsenal 1

    zu den Ticketszu dem Kalender
  • Followed by a discussion with Thomas Arslan, Moderated by Birgit Kohler

Trojan (Mišel Matičević) is an old-school gangster - but the old days are over. When he returns to Berlin after 12 years underground to steal a painting by Caspar David Friedrich, he discovers that his business is different now and it's suddenly all about sheer survival. Arslan's sequel to IM SCHATTEN is stringently narrated genre cinema. Car journeys are staged as gliding movements, colored shades of light make the night glow in different shades of black, a pulsating score sets atmospheric accents. Berlin has also changed: It shows itself here as an inhospitable city with soulless hotels, deserted parking lots and glass buildings. (bik)

Funded by:

  • Logo Minister of State for Culture and the Media