Scorched Earth

by Thomas Arslan

Scorched Earth


Professional criminal Trojan returns to Berlin in search of a new job after a failed coup. He cannot refuse the lucrative offer of a painting theft. But the meticulously planned action soon gets out of hand and it's all about survival.


Thomas Arslan was born on July 16th, 1962 in Braunschweig / Germany. Between 1963 and 1967 he lived in Essen, and from 1967 to 1971 in Ankara / Turkey, where he attended elementary school. In 1972 he returned to Essen / Germany, graduating from high school (Abitur) in 1982. Subsequently, he did his military substitute service in Hamburg. After Studying German and History in Munich for two semesters, he enrolled at the German Film and Television Academy in Berlin (DFFB) from 1986 to 1992. He works as a filmdirector and screenwriter since 1992.



2017 Bright Nights
2013 Gold
2010 In the Shadows
2007 Vacation
2005 From far away
2001 A fine Day
1998 Dealer
1996 Brothers and Sisters
1993 Turn down the Music


Mišel Matičević
Marie Leuenberger
Alexander Fehling
Tim Seyfi
Marie-Lou Sellem


Director Arslan, Thomas
Writer Arslan, Thomas
Director of Photography Vorschneider, Reinhold
Production Design Blaschke, Reinhild
Editor Pinto Almeida, Reinaldo
Costume Design Guther, Anette
Make Up Design Düffort, Nina
Casting Müller, Ulrike
Sound Mücke-Niesytka, Andreas
Sound Design Jezussek, Jochen; Obermaier, Christian
Composer Fløttum, Ola
Re-recording Mixer Ringnes, Tormod
Comissioning Editor WDR Hanke, Andrea
Comissioning Editor Arte Cappel, Uta
Producers Koerner von Gustorf, Florian; Weber, Michael; Kaiser, Anton

Technical Data

Original title: VERBRANNTE ERDE
International title: SCORCHED EARTH
Duration: 101 (min)
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Format: DCP
Sound: 5. 1
Year: 2024
Original language: German
Country(ies) of production: Germany
Production Companies: SCHRAMM FILM Koerner Weber Kaiser
Co-production Companies: n/a
With the support of: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, BKM - Die Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, DFFF - Deutscher Filmförderfonds, FFA - Filmförderungsanstalt

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