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Tue-moi (Töte mich)

Tue-moi (Töte mich)

A Feature film by Emily Atef

Release in France : 25/04/2012


    Fifteen-year-old ADELE wants to die. She’s felt alienated by everything around her since the death of her brother. All that remains in her dull, hard-working life is profound sadness. TIMO (43) is on the run. Eight years ago he had been found guilty of murder and jailed. Now he has finally managed to break out of prison. Injured and exhausted, he tries to hide on Adele’s parents’ farm.When Adele discovers the escapee, she makes him a frank and eerie offer: she will help him to flee, but once they are in safety, Timo is to kill her. Timo is forced by his circumstances to accept this morbid pact.Suspicion and distrust accompany them on a journey that leads them all the way to Marseille. The boundary between perpetrator and victim fades. The frail Timo can barely stand to be close to this girl; Adele reminds him of his dark duties. The more difficult circumstances become, the more this peculiar couple has to trust each other and eventually both find their way back into life.

    Actors (4)

    Production and distribution (4)

    Co-productions :

    Hugo Films, Ciné Sud Promotion

    Film exports/foreign sales :

    Les Films du Losange

    Foreign production companies :

    NiKo Film, Wüste Filmproduktion, Vandertastic

    French distribution :

    Les Films du Losange

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    Photos (7)

    Full credits (11)

    Screenwriters :

    Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff

    Co-producer :

    Thierry Lenouvel

    Sound Recordist :

    Olivier Dandré

    Press Attaché (film) :

    Claire Viroulaud

    Production Designer :

    Katja Schlömer

    Costume designer :

    Frauke Firl

    Foreign producers :

    Nicole Gerhards, Stephan Schubert, Hejo Emons

    Director of Photography :

    Stéphane Kuthy

    Production manager :

    Claudia Schurian

    Editor :

    Béatrice Babin

    Music Composers :

    Cyril Atef, Manfred Eicher

    Technical details

    Feature film

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    Production language :

    German, French

    Coproducer countries :

    France, Germany, Switzerland

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    Nationality :

    Minority French (France, Germany, Switzerland)

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    Runtime :

    1 h 31 min

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    Audio format :

    Dolby SRD

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