Who Am I

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

    10 /10

    Best german movie of all time.

    One of the best films of all time.

    Great score

    Good Actors

    Very very very entertaining

    Great Story

    Great style

    Very creative

    --> 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 Kikomia on Letterboxd


  • ★★★★½ review by pyramidpix on Letterboxd

    Deutsche Produktionen und ich sind auf Kriegsfuß. Waren wir schon immer.

    Das liegt hauptsächlich daran, dass ich nicht den Humor von Filmen wie "Fack Ju Göhte" teile und RomComs ala "KeinOhrHase" ebenfalls nichts abgewinnen kann. Hinzu kommt das oft fehlende Color Grading und die Fernsehfilm artigen Visuals.

    Nach diversen Lobhymnen auf Who Am I habe ich mich mal wieder an eine deutsche Produktion getraut und bin schlichtweg begeistert.

    Während ich in den ersten Minuten noch etwas skeptisch war und die Stimme der Hauptperson als einschläfernd empfand, wandelte sich dieser Eindruck nach und nach. Der monotone und uninspirierte Tonfall passt perfekt zum Loser Image von Benjamin.

    Da ich vor kurzem mit Mr. Robot angefangen habe, konnte ich hier natürlich einige Parallelen ziehen. Die Story um jugendlichen Leichtsinn und Hacker Kultur ala Anonymous weiß trotz einiger Klischees zu unterhalten und endet beeindruckend.

    Visuell braucht sich Who Am I ebenfalls nicht zu verstecken, die normale Welt ist gut eingefangen und die Darstellung des Darknet empfand ich als sehr gelungen. Mag aber auch an meinem Hang zu Hotline Miami und der Pay Day Reihe liegen.

    Abgerundet wird das Ganze von einem genialem Soundtrack, der mir direkt Lust auf mehr gemacht hat. Top!

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