Urban Explorer

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Urban Explorer
Urban Explorer FilmPoster.jpeg
Directed by Andy Fetscher
Produced by Oliver Thau
Written by Martin Thau
Starring Nathalie Kelley
Nick Eversman
Klaus Stiglmeier
Max Riemelt
Brenda Koo
Catherine de Lean
Cinematography Andy Fetscher
Edited by Andy Fetscher
Production
company
Distributed by Universum(Germany)
Release dates
  • 8 April 2011 (2011-04-08) (Belgium)
  • 20 October 2011 (2011-10-20) (Germany)
Running time
88 minutes
Country Germany
Language English
Budget $3,000,000

Urban Explorer is a 2011 German horror-thriller film directed by Andy Fetscher. The film is about urban exploration in subterranean Berlin. Also known as "The Depraved".

Premise[edit]

Four young urban explorers from the USA, South America, Asia and Europe meet up in Berlin via internet to explore the subterranean relics of Nazi Germany. The destination for the illegal tour, through a labyrinth of tunnels, sewers and catacombs, is a special bunker, the Fahrerbunker (Hitler's subterranean garage) which is the center of many legends, where they expect to find the debris of forbidden Nazi wall murals. But when tragedy strikes the group's leader, they soon realize not all things go according to plan.

Cast[edit]

Production[edit]

The movie was shot mostly on location in what used to be inaccessible tunnel systems underneath Berlin.

Release[edit]

The film was first released on 24 July 2011 in the Fantasia Film Fest in Montreal.[1] The film will be released in the UK by Anchor Bay Entertainment – under the title Urban Explorers

Reception[edit]

The film has so far been received favorably, with Robert Koehler of Variety citing "Fetscher avoids the temptation to push the situation into an exercise in torture porn – an option he easily could have gone for – while nevertheless ratcheting up the horror. Indeed, his one-man-band combination of direction, lensing and editing proves crucial, displaying a balance of craft and patience in building layers of suspense under a horrific setting that goes beyond any urban explorer's worst nightmare."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Fantasia Film Festival: Urban Explorer". Fantasia Fest. Retrieved 24 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Koehler, Robert (31 July 2011). "Variety Reviews – Review of Urban Explorer". Variety. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 

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