The Black Square


VINCENT, a struggling art-thief and failed artist, stole Malewitsch’s legendary abstract painting the „Black Square”. The sale and handover to a Russian Oligarch and his designated art expert MARTHA is set to take place on a cruise ship. When Vincent and his younger partner NILS realise that their principal accomplice will not show-up to provide the boarding tickets and fake ID’s, they desperately overbear two men in order to sneak their way onto the ship. To their horror they quickly learn that their victims are part of the cruise ship’s entertainment act. Desperate not to blow their cover, Vincent and Nils take on their roles as David Bowie and Elvis Presley doubles with varying degrees of success. Despite his best efforts, Vincent’s talents hardly convince the passengers and it does not take long until various crew members discover their true identities and the value of their loot. A wild goose chase for the “Black Square” breaks loose in the belly of the cruise ship…

Title The Black Square
Original Title Das Schwarze Quadrat
Directed by Peter Meister
Starring Sandra Hüller, Bernhard Schütz, Jacob Matschenz
Genre Comedy
Running time 105 min
Language German
Nationality Germany
Scriptwriter Peter Meister
Cinematographer Felix Novo de Oliveira
Produced by Frisbeefilms GmbH & Co. KG, ZDF, Arte
Local Release 2021 Nov 25
Film Status Completed


World Premiere - HOF Int. Film Festival

Washington DC International Film festival, Filmfest DC 2022 - North American Premiere, The Lighter Side Section

Monte Carlo Comedy FF - International Premiere

Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival - Belgian Premiere - White Raven Competition Section


HOF Int. Film Festival - "The New German Cinema Award"   to director Peter Meister ("Förderpreis Neues Deutsches Kino") and Critics Award

Der Deutsche Filmpreis 2022, Lola Nomination: Best Supporting Female Role for Sandra Hueller

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