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Who Am I (2014)

Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher (original title)
Not Rated | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 25 September 2014 (Germany)
Benjamin, a young German computer whiz, is invited to join a subversive hacker group that wants to be noticed on the world's stage.

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Baran bo Odar

Writers:

Jantje Friese (screenplay), Baran bo Odar (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Schilling ... Benjamin
Elyas M'Barek ... Max
Wotan Wilke Möhring ... Stephan
Antoine Monot Jr. ... Paul
Hannah Herzsprung ... Marie
Stephan Kampwirth ... Martin Bohmer
Trine Dyrholm ... Hanne Lindberg
Leopold Hornung ... Oskar
Katharina Matz Katharina Matz ... Hilde Engel
Leonard Carow ... MRX
Arndt Schwering-Sohnrey ... Paradise Pizza Manager
Matthias Neukirch Matthias Neukirch ... Dr. Arnow
Nils Borghardt Nils Borghardt ... Glatze NBD
Alexander Hauff Alexander Hauff ... Karl-Heinz Vogt
Antonia Putiloff Antonia Putiloff ... BKA Hackerin
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Benjamin (TOM SCHILLING) is invisible, a nobody. This changes abruptly when he meets charismatic Max (ELYAS M'BAREK). Even though they couldn't seem more different from the outside, they share the same interest: hacking. Together with Max's friends, the impulsive Stephan (WOTAN WILKE MÖHRING) and paranoid Paul (ANTOINE MONOT), they form the subversive Hacker collective CLAY (CLOWNS LAUGHING @ YOU). CLAY provokes with fun campaigns and speaks for a whole generation. For the first time in his life, Benjamin is part of something and even the attractive Marie (HANNAH HERZSPRUNG) begins noticing him. But fun turns into deadly danger when CLAY appears on the BKA's (Bundeskriminalamt, Federal Criminal Police Office) as well as Europol's most wanted list. Hunted by Cybercrime investigator Hanne Lindberg (TRINE DYRHOLM), Benjamin is no longer a nobody, but instead one of the most wanted hackers in the world. Written by Wiedemann & Berg Film

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No system is safe.


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Trivia

"Kevin Poulsen", a real hacker in 1990s, actually hacked a radio station contest and ensured that he was the 102nd caller, winning a brand new Porsche, a vacation, and $20,000. See more »

Goofs

At 1:33:37 there is a person wearing a mask visible in the background; probably on purpose, as the number 1337 bears significance in the film's context. See more »

Quotes

Benjamin: MRX has three rules: First: no system is safe. Second: Aim for the impossible. Third: Have fun in cyberspace and meat space.
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Crazy Credits

The closing credits of the principal cast are shown in binary digital codes which are decrypted to reveal the names. The remaining credits are rolled with command prompt programming behind it. See more »

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Riot Kiss
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Surprisingly witty and intense hacker-related action
16 February 2016 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

As I am not familiar with and interested in special technology, including hardware and software, I usually avoid related creations as they tend to include a lot of sophisticated terms and activities, but - from time to time - everybody needs some diversity, plus I heard some good stuff about this film.

And Who Am I - Kein System ist sicher caught my attention and admiration from the beginning - fast and intensive plot (but not too "flashing"), very good (Tom Schilling as Benjamin and Trine Dyrholm as Hanne Lindberg) and good (the rest) performances, skillful cinematography and directing, witty flashbacks and multiple solutions... At first, the inclusion of Marie's character seemed somewhat excessive, but eventually all the pieces fell into place and the result is a solid film recommended to fond of (getting to know about) modern threats and vulnerabilities.

And Schilling is a fine actor - based on 3 films I have seen with his participation. He could definitely have wider international employment and recognition.


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Germany

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Release Date:

25 September 2014 (Germany) See more »

Also Known As:

Hackers: Ningún sistema es seguro See more »

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$7,700,259
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