The Lies of the VictorsThe Lies of the Victors

by Christoph Hochhäusler

The Lies of the Victors

Synopsis

Investigative journalist Fabian Groys enjoys great freedom since the stories he uncovers make for strong sales. He works for a political news magazine in their Berlin head office. In this context, his arrogance raises few eyebrows.

Director

THE LIES OF THE VICTORS is Christoph Hochhäusler’s fourth feature film. His previous works premiered in Berlin (Forum, Competition) and in Cannes (Un Certain Regard). Aside from filmmaking, Christoph has published essays in several film journals, and he lectures at various film departments of universities in the USA and Germany, such as Harvard (VES), Hamburg (Media School), Munich (HFF) and Berlin (DFFB). He is also founder and co-publisher of the film magazine Revolver. Born in 1972 in Munich, Christoph studied architecture in Berlin before graduating in film directing from HFF Munich.

SELECTED FILMOGRAPHY:
2014 THE LIES OF THE VICTORS
2010 THE CITY BELOW
2009 DEUTSCHLAND 09 – segment “Séance”
2005 I AM GUILTY aka LOW PROFILE
2003 THIS VERY MOMENT

Cast

Florian David Fitz - Fabian Groys
Lilith Stangenberg - Nadja Koltes
Horst Kotterba - Hannes Hubach
Ursina Lardi - Karina von May
Avred Birnbaum - Carlo Bühler

Crew

Director Christoph Hochhäusler
Screenwriters Ulrich Peltzer and Christoph Hochhäusler
Director of Photography Reinhold Vorschneider
Casting Director Ulrike Müller
Costume Designer Peri de Braganca
Production Designer Renate Schmaderer
Makeup Artist Antje Bockeloh
Sound Recordist Jörg Kidrowski
Gaffer Georg Nonnenmacher
Editor Stefan Stabenow
Music Benedikt Schiefer
Sound Mixer Hervé Buirette
Line Producer Sascha Verhey
Production Manager Edgar Cox
Producer Bettina Brokemper (Heimatfilm GmbH + CO KG)
Co-Producer Antoine de Clermont-Tonnerre (Mact Productions)
WDR Commissioning Editors Michael André, Gebhard Henke
Arte Commissioning Editors Birgit Kämper, Andreas Schreitmüller
TV Stations WDR, ARTE, ARTE FRANCE CINEMA
Production Support Film- und Medienstiftung NRW,
Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, FFA, DFFF, BKM, CNC
World Sales The Match Factory

Technical Data

Format: DCP / color / Cinemascope / Dolby Digital 5.1
Length: 112 min.
Original Language: German

ORIGINAL TITLE: Die Lügen der Sieger

 

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