A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot

Synopsis

The over-ambitious Koralnik has a dream job: he is a contract killer for a secret EU programme. But even eight years after his training he still hasn‘t had a single hit. Bored and frustrated, he lives according to the programme‘s strict rules – withdrawn, no social contact and constantly undercover. One day, the shy Rosa crashes into his car and life. Before he knows it, Koralnik is having dinner with her. For the first time, he can flee his everyday misery for an evening of company. But then the telephone rings. It’s Koralnik‘s first job. With Rosa alongside, Koralnik sets off on a chaotic odyssey through a night in which nothing goes according to plan. It is only when Koralnik‘s target is revealed to be none other than one of his colleagues that the rigid concept by which he lives finally comes into question. He is confronted with the dilemma of either protecting his secret programme or drawing a line under his unfulfilled existence as a killer. It is the biggest liar of them all, Rosa, who forces him to confront his own life’s lie.

Title A Hitman's Solitude Before the Shot
Original Title Die Einsamkeit des Killers vor dem Schuss
Directed by Florian Mischa Böder
Starring Benno Fürmann, Mavie Hörbiger, Wolf Roth, Erik Madsen
Genre Comedy, Action, Black Comedy, Thriller
Running time 82 min
Language German
Nationality Germany
Scriptwriter Clemente Fernandez-Gil, Florian Mischa Böder
Cinematographer Matteo Cocco
Produced by HUPE Film- und Fernsehproduktion
Local Release 2014
Film Status Completed

Festivals

  • World Premiere  (Piazza Grande) - Locarno IFF 2014

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