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Top 200 Most Anticipated Films for 2014: #172. Benjamin Heisenberg’s Superegos


Director: Benjamin Heisenberg
Writers: Benjamin Heisenberg, Josef Lechner
Producer: Komplizen film
U.S. Distributor: Rights Available
Cast: Hildeaard Schroedter, Maria Hofstatter, Nina Fog

Heisenberg received critical acclaim and a smattering of film fest awards for his 2010 film, The Robber, which was based on a true story and is currently being groomed for an English language remake. His latest is being produced by Maren Ade and stars the deliriously entertaining Maria Hofstatter. We’re hoping to hear great things out of Berlin, where it was just announced the film will premiere.

Gist: A comical, double trouble buddy movie with both sensual and cryptic moments, Superegos shows how the improbabilities of life bring the washed-up boheme Nick Gutlicht together with the star psychologist Curt Ledig, who is rather long in the tooth and highly controversial because of his Nazi connections. Although he puts up some resistance, Nick soon becomes an object for the old man to study. A life out of kilter is gradually brought back into order, while a faltering memory manages to retrieve the truth about the involvement with the Third Reich.

Release Date: Premiering in the Panorama section of the 2014 Berlin Film Festival.

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Los Angeles based Nicholas Bell is's Chief Film Critic and covers film festivals such as Sundance, Berlin, Cannes and TIFF. He is part of the critic groups on Rotten Tomatoes, The Los Angeles Film Critics Association (LAFCA), the Online Film Critics Society (OFCS) and GALECA. His top 3 for 2021: France (Bruno Dumont), Passing (Rebecca Hall) and Nightmare Alley (Guillermo Del Toro). He was a jury member at the 2019 Cleveland International Film Festival.

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