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2005 | Christoph Hochhäusler

18-year-old, freshly graduated Armin is slowly being suffocated by his mother’s well-meaning, his father’s expectations, the lethal boredom of suburban life. He starts randomly making anonymous claims of responsibility for accidents he witnesses, crimes he reads about. It starts as a game and quickly becomes an obsession. Soon, pretending to be guilty just isn’t enough…

„Low Profile” is not only an portrait of life in the suburban wastelands of Germany and a disturbing case study of a juvenile identity crisis: “It’s about a pattern, that we all are familiar with: the desire for a free disposition of our selves” – Christoph Hochhäusler studied directing at Munich Film and Television School (HFF). Le Monde about his debut feature „This very Moment” (Milchwald), shown at last year’s Berlinale: “Without doubt the best German film of the festival.”

Drama, 90 Min
Director: Christoph Hochhäusler
Script: Christoph Hochhäusler
D.o.P.: Bernhard Keller
Editor: Stefan Stabenow
Art Director: Beatrice Schulz
Costumes: Susanne Sasserath

Cast: Constantin von Jascheroff, Viktoria Trauttmansdorff, Manfred Zapatka, Laura Tonke, Nora von Waldstätten

World sales: Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KG

Postproduction supported by Filmstiftung Nordrhein-Westfalen.

Festivals / awards / nominations:

Max Ophüls Festival, 2006
Nominated for Max Ophüls Preis
International Cannes Film Festival, 2005
Un Certain Regard
Bogota Film Festival, 2005
Nominated for Golden Precolumbian Circle
Munich Film Festival, 2005
Best Actor (Constantin von Jascheroff)