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Outside the Box

by Philip Koch Focus Competition

Frederick Schopner, a young management consultant, has been invited to participate in a special kind of team-building event. He and his colleagues will be chased across an outdoor obstacle course while being assessed on leadership qualities and their capacity for teamwork via video surveillance. Special highlight: the company has hired two has-been actors to kidnap the consultants with unloaded weapons, keep them hostage, and demand a high ransom from the company. A realistic role play with fun factor! But things don’t go according to plan: the actors find the make-believe scenario so convincing that they decide to put the plan into action for real, using real weapons. Meanwhile, Human Resources manager Vanessa is observing what’s happening via video surveillance and has to find a way to keep the hostage situation from escalating.

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Country, Year: Germany, 2015
  • Runtime: 85 Min
  • Languages: German, English, Italian
  • Subtitles: German
  • Director: Philip Koch
  • Cast: Volker Bruch, Lavinia Wilson, Sascha Gersak, Stefan Konarske, Vicky Krieps, Hanns Zischler
  • Screenplay: Philip Koch, Anna Katrin Schneider
  • Cinematography: Markus Eckert
  • Editor: Max Fey
  • Sound: Gunnar Voigt
  • Music: Jessica Moss, Sophie Trudeau
  • Producers: Philipp Worm, Tobias Walker
  • Production Company: Walker + Worm Film GmbH & Co. KG
  • Swiss Distribution: Wild Bunch Germany GmbH
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