Kein System ist sicher (No System is safe) as the producers dub it, Who Am I is a german film about a young computer wizard who established his name in the world of hacking. Last September 21, 2016, #IGersManila was invited to Ayala Malls Cinemas’ Gala of German Film Festival to watch how Benjamin, together with a neophyte hacker group became eminent to world’s professional hackers.
The event started with a brief introduction how the organizers came up with the idea of showcasing the German’s Film Industry to the Filipinos. Who Am I – Kein System ist sicher is the first movie shown in the said gala. The movie was produced in 2014 and was entirely shoot in Germany. The weight of the story is not too heavy as expected in German films. They are known to create stories of their rich culture with mostly depressing plots and for someone who don’t understand the language, I think, watching it will be a very good way to boost your interest in German movies, eine runde chillen (and chill for a bit.)
The film is filled with so much action that makes it visually appealing to the viewers. Baran bo Odar introduced us to an experimental cinematography because we felt as if we were inside a computer system and every action they make creates an awesome systematic approach. Who Am I created a strong impact to the status quo as it depicts how a particular government can be susceptible to a computer junkie.
The Film Week is comprised of 13 hand-picked features released in Germany in the last two years. Tickets are priced at P100 which also featured in the festival are the Emma Watson starrer “The Colony,” with other highly acclaimed films “24 Weeks,” “As We Were Dreaming,” “The Dark Side of the Moon,” “Head Full of Honey,” “Hördur: Between the Worlds,” “I’m Off Then,” “Labyrinth of Lies,” “Stations of the Cross,” “Meteor Street,” “Rough Road Ahead” and “Wild.”
The German Film Week 2016 was made possible by the support of the Film Development Council of the Philippines and Ayala Malls Cinemas. For details, visit the Goethe Web site.
Photo courtesy of Brian Kevin @iambkf