Hell (2011 film)
|Directed by||Tim Fehlbaum|
|Produced by||Gabriele Walther
|Written by||Tim Fehlbaum
|Music by||Lorenz Dangel|
|Edited by||Andreas Menn|
Caligari Film und Fernsehproduktions GmbH
Vega Film AG
|Running time||89 minutes|
The film tells the story of a group of survivors in post-apocalyptic Germany in the year 2016, when solar flares have destroyed the earth's atmosphere and temperatures have risen by 10°C. Marie, her little sister Leonie, and Phillip head for the mountains, where rumor has it that water can still be found.
- Hannah Herzsprung as Marie
- Stipe Erceg as Tom
- Angela Winkler as Bäurin
- Michael Kranz as Micha (voice)
- Lars Eidinger as Phillip
- Lisa Vicari as Leonie
- Anne Hartung as Sophia
- Lilo Baur as Französin
- Yoann Blanc as Sohn Micha
- Ellen Schweiger as Oma
- Christoph Gaugler as Brückner
Jay Weissberg of Variety described it as "a tightly crafted post-apocalyptic survival tale that makes up in conviction what it lacks in originality." Karsten Kastelan of The Hollywood Reporter wrote, "And while this Swiss-German co-production's straightforward storytelling and white-knuckle suspense are commendable, its success will in large part depend on how much agony and human deceit audiences are willing to take." Paul Mount of Starburst rated it 7/10 stars and wrote that though it lacks originality, it is a "stark and powerful film". Dan Geary of Total Film rated it 1/5 stars and criticized the cinematography. Mike Ferraro of Bloody Disgusting rated it 3.5/5 stars and wrote, "Hell does a great job of creating atmosphere and suspense. Sure, most of these things we have seen before, but the performances here really help guide it through the clichés in a captivating fashion." Scott Weinberg of Fearnet wrote, "what Hell lacks in originality, it makes up for in gritty intensity, strong performances, and a visual presentation that’s both a workout for the eyeballs, but also strangely beautiful to look at." Gerard Iribe rated it 3.5/5 stars and called it "a very decent picture" that should have had more science fiction elements. David Johnson of DVD Verdict called it "slick and tense in moments" but ultimately too derivative.
The film won the award for Best Film at Fantasporto. At the German Academy Awards, it won the award for Best Film Music and was nominated for Best Film. At Sitges Film Festival, it won Best Cinematography and Special Mention.
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