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Deadweight

Axel Koenzen

Germany, Finland | 2016 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 88’

"Audacious debutant steers his vessel into challenging artistic waters."
Neil Young - The Hollywood Reporter

festivals & awards

Forum, Berlinale 2016

synopsis

Ahti Ikonen is a reliable captain at the height of his career. He is in command of the 35,000-ton container vessel Brugge, which enters the port of Savannah (United States) behind schedule. The loading of the ship commences in haste as the crew, led by the ambitious Romanian officer Katia, works by the piece so that they can sail in time. The Filipino seaman James has an accident during this semi-legal lashing procedure. Ahti has to face the consequences of his orders. In the port of Rotterdam (Netherlands) unionized dockworkers exploit the incident and refuse to unload the ship. Standstill. The captain is caught between the frontlines. Ahti is keen to elucidate the accident, but the situation becomes more and more contradictory…

info

Deadweight
original title

Deadweight

genre

Drama

country

Germany, Finland

running time

88’

produced by

Rohfilm - Germany

in co-production with

Bufo - Finland

directed by

Axel Koenzen

written by

Axel Koenzen, Boris Doran, Horst Markraf

All Captain Ikonen has is his work. But under deadline pressure he makes a decision that costs a man’s life and threatens his career.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2011
Script&Pitch 2010

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Axel Koenzen

Scriptwriter, Film Director

info@koenzen.org

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Benjamin Drechsel

Production

contact@rohfilm.de