Outside The Box
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

Frederick Schopner, a young management consultant, has been invited to participate in a special kind of teambuilding event. He and his colleagues will be chased across an outdoor obstacle course while being assessed on leadership qualities and their capacity for teamwork via video surveillance. Special highlight: the company has hired two over-the-hill actors to kidnap the consultants with unloaded weapons, keep them hostage, and to demand a high ransom from the company. A realistic role play with fun factor! But things don't go according to plan: the actors find the make-believe scenario so convincing that they decide to put the plan into action for real, using real weapons! Meanwhile, Human Resources manager Vanessa is observing what's happening via video surveillance and has to find a way to keep the hostage situation from escalating...

tags: Comedy, Feature film, Thriller, Western, Economy

Cast: Volker Bruch, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Sascha Gersak, Lavinia Wilson


Screenplay: Philip Koch, Anna Katrin Schneider

Director of Photography: Markus Eckert

Film Editor: Max Fey

Composer: Jessica Moss, Sophie Trudeau

Production Designer: Katharina Wöppermann

Costume Design: Lotte Sawatzki

Sound: Gunnar Voigt

Producer: Tobias Walker, Philipp Worm

Production Company: Walker + Worm Film GmbH

Distributor: Wild Bunch Germany

Director: Philip Koch