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MIDNIGHT

DER SAMURAI

Directed by Till Kleinert
FEATURE NARRATIVE 80 Minutes International Premiere
FILM GUIDE DER SAMURAI
In the dense forest on the outskirts of a small village, a samurai-wielding figure wearing a pristine white dress lurks menacingly among the birch trees, waiting to descend upon the unsuspecting villagers. As the Samurai makes his way through the streets, heads roll with each stroke of his sword. Desperately wishing to protect his hometown from the blood-splattering onslaught, Jakob, a dutiful, straight-laced cop, becomes increasingly powerless to resist the draw of the Samurai’s feral otherness. The two enter into a bizarre folie à deux as Jakob is forced to confront his own carnal impulses.

Set in the muddy backwaters of East Germany, where the fear of wolves in the surrounding forests prevents locals from straying too far from home, Der Samurai explores the psychology of repressed urges with exhilarating aplomb. At once shocking, bloodthirsty, and downright strange, Til Kleinert’s rural horror thriller pulsates with relentless intensity.

-Ian Hollander
Horror, Thriller, First Time Filmmaker
About the Director(s)
Till Kleinert was born in Berlin 1980, and has been a student of directing at the dffb (German Film and Television Academy Berlin) since 2004, where he has written and directed several shorts with international success on the festival circuit. He concludes his studies at the dffb with Der Samurai.

Film Info
  • Section:
    Midnight
  • Year:
    2014
  • Length:
    80 minutes
  • Language:
    German
  • Country:
  • Premiere:
    International
  • Connect:
Cast & Credits
  • Cast:
    Michel Diercks, Pit Bukowski, Uwe Preuss, Ulrike Hanke-Hänsch, Kaja Blachnik, Christopher Guy Kane, Janin Halisch, Ulrike Bliefert, Michael Fritz Schumacher
  • Cinematographer:
    Martin Hanslmayr
  • Composer:
    Conrad Oleak
  • Co-Producer:
    Gerhard Hahn, Till Kleinert
  • Director:
    Till Kleinert
  • Editor:
    Till Kleinert
  • Executive Producer:
    Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli
  • Producer:
    Anna de Paoli, Linus de Paoli
  • Screenwriter:
    Till Kleinert

Contacts
  • Print Source
    Daniel Ammann
    Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
    Berlin, 10961
    Phone: +493028529090
    ammann@salzgeber.de
  • US Sales Contact
    Daniel Ammann
    Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
    Berlin, 10961
    Phone: +493028529090
    ammann@salzgeber.de
  • International Sales Contact
    Daniel Ammann
    Salzgeber & Co. Medien Gmbh
    Berlin, 10961
    Phone: +493028529090
    ammann@salzgeber.de
  • Press Contact
    Lucius Barre
    Lucius Barre & Company
    New York, 10023
    Phone: 212 595 1773
    luciusbarre@gmail.com

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