Film - FILMFEST MÜNCHEN POP-UP Filmfest 2020


Directed by Sebastian Marka


Director: Sebastian Marka
Country: Germany
Year: 2019
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Laura De Boer, Aram Tafreshian, Jan Krauter, David K.S. Tse



Digital eternal life will soon await you, thanks to Infinitalk. This start-up has developed an artificial intelligence that not only digitizes the mind and personality of a human being, but also simulates the individual in every way: in appearance, voice, speech, even sense of humor.
In the year 2047, Linus, Luca, Bahl, and Malik are meeting entrepreneur Linden Li at a hotel in Tokyo to discuss selling their company to him. This deal would mean permanent financial security for all of them. Luca, however, backs out and opposes the deal. The next morning she’s vanished, without any messages to her co-workers.
In his search for Luca, to whom he was once engaged, Linus (Friedrich Mücke) slowly but surely develops doubts about his friends, his enemies, and finally about himself. Is the whole world even real, or is it just a simulation? Very cleverly, EXIT plays with the codes of elevated science fiction, creating a dense, dystopian vision of the future.

Meet the director

Sebastian Marka

Sebastian Marka, born in Geneva in 1978, graduated from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in Ludwigsburg in 2005 with a degree in cinematography. Since 2013, he has regularly directed TV movies, notably for the “Tatort” series. In 2019, Marka and screenwriter Erol Yesilkaya received a Special Grimme Award for Tatort META (2018).


Screenplay: Erol Yesilkaya
Director of Photography: Willy Dettmeyer
Film Editor: Sebastian Marka
Composer: Thomas Mehlhorn
Costume Design: Sonja Hesse
Sound: Patrick Veigel
Make-up artist: Andrea Allroggen
Producer: Jochen Laube, Fabian Maubach
Production Company: Sommerhaus Filmproduktion GmbH
Executive producer: André Zoch
Editor: Katharina Dufner
TV channel: Südwestrundfunk (SWR)