Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires
Ciudad Autónoma de Buenos Aires

The Lies of the Victors

A military-industrial complex, dubious deaths, sickness, secrets, conspiracies, and an investigation that reminds us of State of Play. The Lies of Victors is a German political-journalist thriller about deception, power, and failure, which works, in rhythmic terms, just like a good Hollywood movie. Hochhäusler proves that through a solid storytelling, he can sustain that rhythm and unfold it with a remarkable personality, showing great resolve in seducing us with angular shots, a highly elaborated editing, lens flares, and other resources that stand as genuine attractions instead of mere ornaments. This way, the film manages to stay away from both European imitations of the American mainstream and the rigors of the so-called School of Berlin. Hochhäusler also proves he’s a filmmaker with the necessary stylistic courage to differentiate himself from the tested formulas of the festival circuit. JPF

Título original: Die Lügen der Sieger
Spanish title: Las mentiras de los vencedores
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Minutes: 112
Seconds: 0

D: Christoph Hochhäusler

G: Ulrich Peltzer, Christoph Hochhäusler

F: Reinhold Vorschneider

E: Stefan Stabenow

DA: Renate Schmaderer

S: Jörg Kidrowski

M: Benedikt Schiefer

P: Bettina Brokemper

CP: Heimatfilm, CO KG


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Christoph Hochhäusler Alemania

He was born in 1972 in Munich, Germany. He studied Architecture in Berlin and Filmmaking in Film and TV University of Munich. He’s the founder and co-editor of the film magazine Revolver. His films The City Below (2010) and Dreileben: One Minute of Darkness (2011) were screened in Bafici ‘13, where he also sat in the jury of the Argenti...

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