KING OF BERLIN
Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2017

KING OF BERLIN

Directed by Lars Kraume

Info

Director: Lars Kraume
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
PT: DER KÖNIG VON BERLIN
OT: DER KÖNIG VON BERLIN
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Florian Lukas, Anna Fischer, Max Hopp, Marc Hosemann, Monika Hansen
18+

Logline

KING OF BERLIN

The King is dead: Erwin Machalik, owner of Berlin's biggest exterminator's company, is found dead on his pillow with a gun in his hand and a hole in his head. At first, only Inspector Carsten Lanner, visiting Berlin on training, doubts it's a suicide. The pest control boss left a cryptic video message, predicting a plague of rats. When poison-resistant rodents actually do start flooding the capital, Lanner sets out to solve the mystery with trainee Carola Rimschow and exterminator Toni Matthes. Based on the novel „Der König von Berlin“ by Horst Evers.

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Meet the director

KING OF BERLIN

Lars Kraume

Lars Kraume was born in Italy in 1973, and grew up in Frankfurt suburb Bad Homburg. He started out working as a photographer, then studied at Berlin film school dffb. He won Grimme Prizes for DUNCKEL (1998) and GUTEN MORGEN, HERR GROTHE (GOOD MORNING MR. GROTHE, 2007). In 2015, DER STAAT GEGEN FRITZ BAUER (THE PEOPLE VS. FRITZ BAUER) was released theatrically, winning six German Film Awards, two of which went to Kraume as director and co-author. He won German TV Prizes for TERROR – IHR URTEIL (TERROR – YOUR DECISION; 2016) and for FAMILIENFEST (FAMILY PARTY, 2017), which was Kraume's fourth film to premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN.

Credits

Screenplay: Lars Kraume
Original Material: Horst Evers
Director of Photography: Jens Harant
Film Editor: Stefan Blau
Composer: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Production Designer: Olaf Schiefner
Costume Design: Gina Krauß, Capucine Landreau
Sound: Till Röllinghoff
Producer: Viola Jäger, Ulli Weber, Anita Schneider
Production Company: Olga Film Berlin GmbH
Editor: Josephine Schroeder-Zebralla, Katja Kirchen
TV channel: Rundfunk Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB), ARD Degeto