Film - HFF Special 2 Filmfest 2017


Directed by Torben Liebrecht


Director: Torben Liebrecht
Section: HFF Special 2
Country: Germany
Year: 2017
Language: German
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Johannes Zeiler, Christian Hockenbrink, Moritz Führmann, Katja Danowski, Florian Schmidt-Gahlen

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A routine duty turns into a life-threatening act of self-defense for police officer Kappler (49) when, after 30 years of service, he has to use his gun for the first time. While doctors are fighting for the life of the severely injured perpetrator, Kappler finds himself stuck in a desperate situation which is about to turn him into an executioner against his will. Based on true events.

  • Duration: 14 Min.

  • Film School: HFFM, University of Television and Film Munich

Meet the director


Torben Liebrecht

Torben Liebrecht was born in Reinbek, Germany, in 1977. He has been working as a freelance actor since 1993. After switching sides and working as an assistant director from 2000 to 2003, he began studying Film Directing at University of Television and Film Munich. His productions THE WAY THINGS STAY (2007) and SVEN DIEGO (2009) received festival attention. He completed his studies in 2016.


Screenplay: Torben Liebrecht
Original Material: Mike Muche
Director of Photography: Jana Lämmerer
Film Editor: Max Fey
Composer: Rainer Schaller, René Arbeithuber
Production Designer: Rebecca Hanke
Costume Design: Gesa Lüthje
Sound: Woeph Lechenmayr
Producer: Maren Lüthje, Florian Schneider, Andreas Hörl