Stereo

by Maximilian Erlenwein

A feverish thriller that unites two major German movie stars for the first time: Moritz Bleibtreu (RUN LOLA RUN, SOUL KITCHEN) and Jürgen Vogel (THE WAVE, THE FREE WILL).

Eric just wants to lead a mellow life and take care of his motorcycle workshop. He spends his free time with his new girlfriend Julia and her young daughter. It could all be so perfect. But this seemingly happy world comes to an abrupt end when an erie stranger, Henry, forces his way into Eric's life. Like a parasite, there's no shaking him off. His annoying and cynical way of doing things provokes and pushes Eric to the edge of madness. But when more shady characters surface, claiming to know Eric, threatening to do him serious damage if he doesn't join in their dirty business, his life is destined to go right off the rails. Backed into a corner and with no way out, Eric has no choice but to rely on Henry. But can he be trusted?

Genre / Language / Length
Thriller / German / 95 minutes
Original title
Stereo
directed by
Maximilian Erlenwein
produced by
A Frisbeefilms and Kaissar Film production in co-production with ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel and Wild Bunch Germany in co-operation with arte
Cast
  • Juergen Vogel (THE WAVE, THE FREE WILL)
  • Moritz Bleibtreu (KNOCKIN' ON HEAVEN'S DOOR, SHADES OF GUILT)
  • Petra Schmidt-Schaller (ALMANYA)
  • Georg Friedrich (NORTH FACE, MY BEST ENEMY)
  • Rainer Bock (THE WHITE RIBBON, TWO LIVES, BARBARA)
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“stylish, violent and cerebral”
THR

“Radical and disturbing, a balancing act between madness and reality”
N24.de

“Stereo is a trip”
Ndr.de

“Bold, intellectual cinema and gripping big-screen trip into the abysses of the soul.”
Kino.de

“A genre buster”
Berliner Morgenpost

“This film was overdue”
Hamburger Abendblatt

“A film that's like a sinister trip – beguiling, fascinating”
Freundin

“A beast of a thriller. Erlenwein has brought back the genre film with flair.”
Zeit.de

“uncompromisingly grandiose”
TV Movie

“An exceptional film with moments that burn themselves into our mind.”
Kölner Stadtanzeiger

One of the most powerful cinematic moments of the present year is the depiction of how, in the midst of unbridled violence, the will keeps triumphing over the human being.
Spiegel.de

“German genre cinema – raw, unpredictable, good”
Cinema

“Moritz Bleibtreu und Jürgen Vogel are the new dream couple of German cinema.”
BZ Berlin

“The stakes were high – but the result is a winner: STEREO is an enormously suspenseful, excellently crafted genre film from Germany.”
Münchner Merkur

“Cynical, mysterious, provocative, sarcastic and violent as well. A film that's entirely to our taste.”
Penthouse

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