COPS

A film by Istvan
Action Drama  |  98 min  |  AUT  |  2018

SYNOPSIS

Young and eager police recruit Chris shoots a mentally ill man on duty. He is celebrated as a hero, but soon after, traumatic symptoms begin to surface. In a desperate attempt not to be exposed by his tough superior Konstantin, he resorts to excessive violence, in order to hide his trauma and fulfill his dream of becoming an elite cop.

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AWARDS & NOMINATIONS

AUSTRIAN FILM AWARD 2019
Best Male Actor
Best Male Supporting Actor
Best Sound Design


DIAGONALE 2018

Best acting for the ensemble of COPS
Audience Award

FIPA 31st EDITION BIARRITZ
FIPA D`OR

39th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS
Award for the socially relevant film
Best acting newcomer in a supporting role

FESTIVALS

DIAGONALE 2018
FIPA 31st EDITION BIARRITZ
39th FILMFESTIVAL MAX OPHÜLS PREIS

QUOTES

»Bessere Polizeifilme können die Amis auch nicht machen.«
– WIENER ZEITUNG

»Regisseur Stefan A. Lukacs erzählt in COPS vom Trauma des Tötens, von Männlichkeits- und Machtfantasien und von den fragwürdigen Ritualen selbst ernannter Eliten. Was wie ein Polizeithriller in Hollywood-Blockbustermanier beginnt, mündet in eine packende Untersuchung von Autorität, Gruppendruck, Herrschaftsstrukturen in Männergesellschaften.« – KLEINE ZEITUNG

»Ein Drama, das all die Preise und Lobpreisungen mehr als verdient hat.« – KINOZEIT

»Wenn diese Männer ihre Uniform angezogen haben, verwandeln sie sich in Kampfmaschinen.« – SAARBRÜCKER ZEITUNG

INFO

RUNNING TIME – 98 minutes
ORIGINAL LANGUAGE – German
LOCATION – AUT
SUBTITLES – German, English
SCREENING FORMAT – DCP
SOUND FORMAT – Dolby Digital 5.1
ASPECT RATIO – 2.39:1
FRAMES/SEC – 24

CREW

DIRECTOR & SCREEN WRITER
Istvan

CINEMATOGRAPHERS
Andreas Thalhammer, Xiaosu Han

SOUND RECORDIST
Claus Benischke-Lang

SET DESIGNERS
Julia Oberndorfinger, Attila Plangger

EDITOR
Julia Drack

CASTING
Lisa Olah

SOUND EDITORS & DESIGNERS
Cosmix Vienna

PRODUCERS
Arash T. Riahi & Karin C. Berger

CAST

Laurence Rupp
Anton Noori
Maria Hofstätter
Roland Düringer
Michael Fuith
Anna 
Suk
Aaron Friesz
Lukas Watzl
u.v.m.
 

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