I Am Guilty

Falscher Bekenner

Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Country: Germany

2005 | 94 min. | German
Subtitles: English
FSK 12

Cast_ Constantin von Jascheroff, Manfred Zapatka, Victoria Trauttmansdorff, Nora von Waldstätten, Devid Striesow Screenplay_ Christoph Hochhäusler Camera_ Bernhard Keller Producer_ Bettina Brokemper Copyright_ Heimatfilm

Life as a façade: in ›I Am Guilty‹, Christoph Hochhäusler delves deep into the psyche of the teenage Armin.

Armin babbles away during his job interview, quotes the brochure that he memorized and, with his disheveled blond hair, looks very much out of place in the recruiter's office. Even the question about his favorite color becomes an overwhelming challenge for the teenager. His parents treat their son’s success in the adult world as a project for the whole family. It’s only the thought of becoming a terrorist that offers Armin comfort.
In his second feature, and his first collaboration with producer Bettina Brokemper, Christoph Hochhäusler turns his attention towards a bleak society. In his oppressive character study, he tactfully presents the protagonist Armin as a spokesperson for a generation marked by a lack of hope and perspective.

Director

Director and writer Christoph Hochhäusler studied film directing at the HFF Munich and is co-editor of the film magazine Revolver. Since ›I Am Guilty‹, he has had a long-standing working relationship with Bettina Brokemper. Their other collaborations include ›The City Below‹ (2010) and ›The Lies of the Victors‹ (2014).

Screenings

  • Thursday 11.11.202116:30MannheimMACinema Quadrat