12 Paces Without A Head

by Sven Taddicken

12 Paces Without A Head


Having fun, sparking chaos and kicking up a riot have long been the way of life for high-sea pirates Klaus Störtebeker (Ronald Zehrfeld) and Gödeke Michels (Matthias Schweighöfer). Endless conquests on the North and Baltic seas have lent Störtebeker the reputation of a rebel and a revolutionary, and to his loyal troops of sea pirates he is a living legend. But the constant fighting and battling with those loathed "moneybags" of the Hanse has worn down the once invincible buccaneers and their bold crew. When Störtebeker is seriously wounded in a battle to capture a ship, the legendary pirate begins to question whether this life holds a future for him, and when he ends up falling in love with the beautiful and feisty Bille (Franziska Wulf), who evokes in him dreams of a quiet life on land, he is finally forced to face his future: What now Störtebeker? Guerilla or gardener? A fight with Michels, the flaming full-blooded pirate is inevitable, until the discovery of a secret wonder weapon lifts their spirits and reignites their bond - but the mighty Hanse has also stocked up on its weapons and the so the final battle nears...


2009 12 Paces Without A Head
2008 Berlin - 1st Of May
2006 Emma's Bliss
2001 Getting My Brother Laid


Ronald Zehrfeld
Matthias Schweighöfer
Jana Pallaske
Franziska Wulf


Directed by: Sven Taddicken
Screenplay: Matthias Pacht, based on a story by Sven Taddicken and Sven Pacht
Cinematographer: Daniela Knapp
Editor: Andreas Wodraschke, Alexander Dittner, Florian Miosge
Producers: Björn Vosgerau, Stefan Schubert, Ralph Schwingel, Uwe Kolbe
Co-Producers: Nina Bohlmann, Babette Schroeder
Production Designer: Peter Menne
Costume Designer: Nicole Fischnaller

A Production of Wüste Film GmbH
In Co-Production with: Warner Bros. Film Productions Germany, Magnolia Filmproduktion GmbH
Supported by: Filmförderung Hamburg Schleswig Holstein, Wirtschaftliche Filmförderung Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, BKM, FFA, DFFF

Technical Data

Format: 35mm / 1:2.35 / Dolby Digital SR EX
Length: 99 min
Original Language: German

Original Title: 12 Meter ohne Kopf


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