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Hell (2011)

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In the not too distant future, people struggle to survive their greatest enemy, the sun.

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Tim Fehlbaum

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Tim Fehlbaum (screenplay), Oliver Kahl (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lilo Baur Lilo Baur ... Französin
Marco Calamandrei Marco Calamandrei ... Franzose
Lisa Vicari ... Leonie
Lars Eidinger ... Phillip
Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Stipe Erceg ... Tom
Hans-Peter Recktenwald Hans-Peter Recktenwald ... Flüchtiger
Yoann Blanc ... Sohn Micha
Christoph Gaugler Christoph Gaugler ... Brückner
Angela Winkler ... Bäuerin
Nino Böhlau Nino Böhlau ... Flori
Ellen Schweiger Ellen Schweiger ... Oma
Lutz Pretzsch Lutz Pretzsch ... Anton
Luca Winkler Luca Winkler ... Jens
Tammo Winkler Tammo Winkler ... Toni
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Storyline

Three friends -Französin (Lilo Baur), Franzose (Marco Calamandrei) and Leonie (Lisa Vicari)- living on a hot world due to the rise of temperatures head to the mountains, on the way the will encounter more than one obstacle. The first one will arrive on an oil station where they will meet an hostile men who will try to steal something of their car while searching for supplies on the inside of the oil station. Once gone, in the middle of the way they will be get trapped on the road and while part of the team search for oil on a car one of them will be abducted by a group of others men. Then, the real problems will just have started. Written by Salvador Morales León

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Prepare yourself for the worst ... See more »


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Rated R for some violence | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | Switzerland

Language:

German | French

Release Date:

10 July 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Apocalypse See more »

Filming Locations:

Corsica, France See more »

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,359,257
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Color:

Color

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2.35 : 1
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The title 'Hell' is the German word for 'bright'. See more »

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99 Luftballons
Written by Karlo Carges and Uwe Fahrenkrog-Petersen
Performed by Nena
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Both meanings are correct: It's a hell of brightness and it's a world like hell!
4 March 2012 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

To begin I must say that I didn't know that hell means bright in German. I always thought this movie was called HELL by the meaning it has in English and this was the idea of the director. Reading some previous comments I see it's not like that… It seems the director wanted this film to be called HELL just by the brightness and not for the other meaning. But after watch it I can say that in my opinion it can be called by both meanings because both of them fit very well in the plot and the message of the movie! Brightness is constant in the movie, but they also live in a world that really seems like hell!

The plot begins in the year 2016, after a sudden and brutal increase of the global temperature of the Earth. The Sun is brighter than ever and the water is rare and valuable. It's hard to survive in this apocalyptic scenario because people are in a constant search for food and water… We can't see any vegetation (just the trunks of the trees) and the animals died thirsty.

HELL is an action film that resembles to MAD MAX, mostly in the scenario and this background of the apocalyptic world. But it's well done; the settings are really good as they provide us a vision of a desert world full of death and not life; Action is effective and suspenseful, some good fighting scenes are done; Directing and camera work is very nice too. Acting is also fine.


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