Film - New German Cinema Filmfest 2022


Directed by Oliver Grüttner


Director: Oliver Grüttner
Section: New German Cinema
Country: Germany
Year: 2022
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Tilman Vellguth, Linda Rohrer, Jan Henrik Stahlberg, Ursula Renneke, Laurin Kaiser
18+ (no age rating)


This razor-sharp look at the worst consequences of toxic masculinity makes it impossible to look the other way.

Tim is about to graduate from high school. He goes to parties with friends, takes exams, and has his first date with a classmate. At night, he makes videos of himself displaying his masculinity, declaring his hatred of women, and announcing his plan to go on a killing spree on the last day of school. But the closer his self-proclaimed “Judgment Day” comes, the harder it is for him to live up to his archetypal ideal of masculinity.

Meet the director


Oliver Grüttner

Born in 1987, Oliver Grüttner grew up in Berlin and in Berkeley as the son of a Spanish teacher and a German historian. After various jobs in the film industry, including assistant director on OH BOY (2012), he began studying directing at the German Film and Television Academy Berlin in 2014, where he made his first short films.


Screenplay: Oliver Grüttner
Director of Photography: Giulia Schelhas, Moritz Friese
Film Editor: Kai Eiermann
Sound design: Sum-Sum Shen
Producer: Henning Wagner, Bianca Gleissinger, Luise Hauschild, Mariam Shatberashvili
Production Company: Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin GmbH, New Matter Films GmbH