2015, Germany, 138 min, 2K DCP, Dir. Sebastian Schipper, Unrated but not suitable for children, English and German with English subtitles, Adopt Films
"Sebastian Schipper's exhilarating heist thriller is stunt filmmaking of a very high order." - Variety
Victoria, a young woman from Madrid, meets four local Berliners outside a nightclub. Sonne and his friends promise to show her a good time and the real side of the city. But these lads have gotten themselves into hot water: they owe someone a dangerous favor that requires repaying that evening. As Victoria's flirtation with Sonne deepens into something more, he convinces her to come along for the ride. Later, when things become more ominous and possibly lethally dangerous for Sonne, she insists on coming along. The night takes on an ever more menacing character. What started out as a good time, quickly spirals out of control. As dawn approaches, Victoria and Sonne address the inevitable: it's all or nothing and they abandon themselves to a heart-stopping race into the depths of hell. Director Sebastian Schipper's film won the Silver Bear at the 2015 Berlin Film Festival. The title role, played by Laia Costa, was hailed as one of the breakthrough performances of the Fall Season in The New York Times. Victoria was shot in one single take. No cuts. No CGI. No cheap tricks. No expensive ones, either. Just one shot. Writes Stephen Dalton in The Hollywood Reporter: "It's a testament to the immersive immediacy of Victoria that the scale of its technical achievement only really dawns on you afterward."