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Florian Schnell

Offline - Are You Ready for the Next Level?
(Offline - Das Leben ist kein Bonuslevel)

Germany 2016

In German with Finnish subtitles

87 min

For audiences aged 12 and above

Gamer Jan spends most of his time as brave warrior Fenris. He's just preparing for Ragnarök, the upcoming online tournament, when he's suddenly expelled from the game. He frantically realizes he's been hacked by another player! Not only is his internet down, his debit card and cell phone are on the blink, too. He barely manages to find out another player is behind the attack: The dark sorcerer Loki. He has no choice but to attempt a daring journey through the real, physical world without any technical assistance at all in order to get back his digital identity. In his quest for answers, he meets a girl named Karo, who has also been hacked.
Offline is a turbulent coming-of- age journey, a contempo search for identity between the real world and the virtual one.

Director: Florian Schnell

Florian Schnell (born in 1984) is a German director and screenwriter specialising in cinema for younger audiences. Offline is his thesis film for Film Academy Baden-Württemberg as well as his debut full-length feature film.

Screenplay: Jan Cronauer & Florian Schnell
Cast: Moritz Jahn, Mala Emde, Uğur Ekeroğlu, Hannes Wegener, Marc Zwinz, David Schütter, Amelie Plaas-Link, Kida Khodr Ramadan
Production: Benjamin Munz, Anne Büttner & Marc Junker / Rat Pack Filmproduktion
Print: Renate Zylla