Director:Oliver Rihs


Running Time:119mins

Production Company:Contrast Film | Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion

Co-production: Niama Film

World Sales:The Playmaker munich

Producers:Ivan Madeo,Stefan Eichenberger, Urs Frey, Jan Krüger, Jörg Trentmann

Co-Producers:Thomas Reisser,Marcus Machura

Screenplay:Dave Tucker

Co-Writers:Oliver Rihs, Norbert Maass, Ivan Madeo, Oliver Keidel

Cinematographer:Felix von Muralt

Editor:Andreas Radtke

Sound:Stefan Korte

Music:Beat Solèr

Production Designer:Urs Beuter

Cast:Joel Basman、Marie Leuenberger、Jella Haase、Anatole Taubmann

Barbara Hug is a young lawyer fighting Switzerland’s antiquated prison system in the 1980s. Walter Stürm is a charmer and chancer. Taunting the establishment with his outrageous thefts and media savvy he’s in and often escaping out of jail and becomes known as the Jailbreak King. When the two meet an unlikely alliance is formed. Barbara wants to use Walter’s popularity for her social reform goals. But the less Walter yields to her reasoning, the more she falls for the fascination of his uncompromising desire for freedom. Walter becomes the rock against which she beats in vain and will grow. A radical partnership conflicting priorities between state repression and personal freedom.

Oliver Rihs, a Danish director and screenwriter. He is known for Black Sheep (2006) and Monkey King (2016).