Who Am I
Directed by Baran bo Odar
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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★★★★½ review by Chris W on Letterboxd
GODDAMN. This fantastic but sadly overlooked German film tells the story of a social outcast who joins a group of hacktivists. This movie’s style is massively influenced by Fight Club; so much that some might dismiss this movie as a rip-off. However, believe me that the Fight Club parallels are intentionally planted into the movie and that it has much more to offer.
I enjoyed that the hacking aspect of the movie is handled with care and with a lot more “realism” than most movies that deal with this topic. Of course the digital stunts they pull off aren’t very realistic, but the dialogue shows that the writers did their research and went beyond “hacking the mainframe”.
I love the dark and gritty atmosphere, and the performances by the actors are way better than what you’d find in your usual modern German film; a country that hasn’t released many internationally successful films in recent memory. The cinematography and editing are also way above average, with interesting visuals that can easily hold up with Hollywood thrillers.
In my opinion, this is one of the best contemporary modern films from Germany, and I HIGHLY recommend it! Completely overlooked by the international press, up-tempo, exciting, and stylish. Definitely give this a chance.
★★★★★ review by Tom on Letterboxd
Best german movie of all time.
One of the best films of all time.
Very very very entertaining
--> Masterpiece you have to watch...
★★★★½ review by Ghostsmut on Letterboxd
I saw this at the Edinburgh Film Festival and so far it's the best film I've seen there. I really enjoyed it and thought it was relentlessly enjoyable, fast paced and full of twists that kept you hooked until the end.
It's a thrilling techno-caper that comes across as a worthy mix of Fight Club, Usual Suspects, Enemy of the State and the little known What to Do in Case of Fire. It uses themes of cyber crime, anti capitalism and hacking groups such as Anonymous in a way I've not seen since Fight Club. Maybe there is a little too much voiceover but, as with Usual Suspects or Fight Club, is the narrator reliable? If you like the sound of that (and don't mind subtitles - although what the hell are you doing on Letterboxd if you do) then I heavily recommend catching this when it gets its full release.
★★★★ review by Yady Anthony Miraldy on Letterboxd
Crime | Drama
Benjamin: MRX has three rules: First: no system is safe. Second: Aim for the impossible. Third: Have fun in cyberspace and meat space.
Who Am I merupakan salah satu film hacker terbaik, mulai dari StoryLinenya hingga Plot Twist Endingnya.
Who Am I: No System Is Safe
Ini adalah film yang berasal dari jerman
terinspirasi kejadian yang pernah terjadi di Jerman & Eropa.
★★★★ review by Kikomia on Letterboxd
HACKERS ARE SO COOL BRO!
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