English title: Top Dog Year: 2018 Length: 00:43:22 Categories: Film / TV / Video, feature film
Project type: Diplom
Being bullied is an everyday experience for shy teenager Kevin. Until one day, a stranger on a motorbike comes to his rescue. Kevin is immediately taken in by the much older Bennie, who presents himself as a talent scout working out of a nearby cottage, where he takes professional photos of his proteges. Flattered by the attention, Kevin asks for a photo-shoot, but the session goes somewhat beyond what he expected. Afraid to disappoint Bennie, thus losing the budding friendship, and intoxicated by the attention he is shown, Kevin is willing to go along with anything Bennie says. Caught up in the headiness of belonging, Kevin fails to pay attention to the truth hidden behind Bennie’s polished facade. BESTER MANN is a story about the vulnerability of youth, as well as a dissection of the murky criminal motives behind a purported ideology. A tale of the seductive power of intimacy – as disturbing as it is commonplace.
Regie und Buch: Florian Forsch Bildgestaltung: Dino Osmanovic Schauspiel: Adrian Grünewald, Frederik Schmid Montage: Judy Landkammer Musik und Ton: Moritz Kerschbaumer Ausstattung: Bohdan Adam Wozniak Kostüm: Sujmo Akcali, Alexandre Costa Tonmischung: Ralf Schipke Produzent: Philipp Fussenegger Produktion: Funfairfilms GmbH und KHM
Prof. Katrin Schlösser, Prof. Markus Busch, Andreas Altenhoff
A production of the Academy of Media Arts Cologne.