Till the End of the Night

There’s never been anything like it in German genre cinema,” says the TAZ. The German crime thriller “Till the End of the Night” is making a name for itself. And not only at the Berlinale, as Thea Ehre won the Silver Bear for Best Supporting Actress. Now in the cinema.

In order to win the trust of a big-time dealer, undercover investigator Robert is supposed to let himself be infiltrated into the milieu as the partner of trans* woman Leni. A real challenge, because the two used to be a couple. For Robert, the story becomes increasingly complicated, as the line between game and real feelings for him shifts more and more. For Leni, the question doesn’t arise at all, she has no choice anyway, whether she has to go back to prison or not depends on the success of the mission. It is Victor, of all people, the big-time dealer, who makes Robert confront his conflicting feelings of love….

“A highlight at the close of the Berlinale: Christoph Hochhäusler’s gangster film transcends genre boundaries.”

Die Zeit

Director Christoph Hochhäusler returns with a big city thriller that could hardly be more timely. The film celebrated its world premiere in competition at this year’s 73rd Berlinale, where Thea Ehre was awarded the Silver Bear for Best Supporting Actress for her acting performance.

@Caroline Lessire

Christoph Hochhäusler, born in Munich in 1972, is a director, author and publicist. His six feature-length films to date have been featured several times in the official program of the Cannes Film Festival (FALSCHER BEKENNER, 2005, UNTER DIR DIE STADT, 2010) and Berlin (MILCHWALD, 2003, SÉANCE, 2009, EINE MINUTE DUNKEL, 2011, BIS ANS ENDE DER NACHT, 2023) and have received numerous awards (including the Grimmepreis Spezial, Günther Rohrbach Prize, Berlin Art Prize, Munich Screenplay Prize, German Television Prize, Romy, and others). He is co-founder (1998) and since then co-editor of the film magazine “Revolver”. From 2017 to 2021 he was “Senior Lecturer Directing” at the German Film and Television Academy, Berlin (DFFB).  Films (selection): MILK FOREST, 2003, FALSCHER BEKENNER, 2005, SÉANCE, 2009 (short film, part of the omnibus film DEUTSCHLAND 09), UNTER DIR DIE STADT, 2010, EINE MINUTE DUNKEL, 2011 (part of the three-film project DREILEBEN. The other two films are by Christian Petzold and Dominik Graf), THE LIES OF THE WINNERS, 2014, TO THE END OF THE NIGHT, 2023


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