Victoria

Victoria Movie

Taglines: One girl. One city. One night. One take.

Victoria is a Spanish girl who has moved to Berlin three months ago, works in a cafe for a meager wage, does not speak German and does not know anybody in the new city. Leaving a club at around 4 o’clock in the morning after a night of dancing and drinking, she meets four young men who are denied entry to the club.

They are “Sonne” (sun), “Boxer”, “Blinker” (turn signal), and “Fuss” (foot). The men invite her to take a walk through the city and she agrees. After stealing some alcohol from an all night shop, they all get on the roof of an apartment building where they drink and smoke marijuana together, while Boxer reveals that he spent time in jail for hurting someone.

When Victoria tells the others that she has to leave because she must open up the cafe she works at in a short time, Sonne, who was flirting with her the whole time, suggests accompanying her there and she agrees. When Sonne leaves with her he is told by Boxer to return soon. It is implied that the four men have something important to do this night.

When Victoria and Sonne arrive at the cafe, she invites him in for a cup of coffee. While the two are alone inside, Sonne notices a piano, tinkles a bit on it and then dares Victoria to also play something. After much coaxing, she sits down and masterfully plays one of the Mephisto Waltzes, deeply impressing and moving Sonne. She then reveals that she had dedicated her whole life to the dream of becoming a concert pianist but had been told a short time ago at her music school that she was not good enough to continue.

Shortly after, an extremely nervous and agitated Boxer arrives and demands that Sonne leaves with him immediately. In front of the cafe, the four men steal a car and drive away, only to come back a few minutes later because Fuss, who had been heavily intoxicated before, has now fallen unconscious. A desperate Boxer demands that Sonne ask Victoria to replace Fuss and help them.

Sonne is reluctant but finally does as Boxer asked and tells Victoria what he knows: Boxer had been under the protection of gangster Andi while he was in prison and now Andi demands that Boxer pay him back for his services. For this, Andi has asked Boxer to get three allies and bring them to a meeting with him this night. None of the four men knows the purpose of the meeting.

To the surprise of Sonne, Victoria immediately agrees to help. She drives Sonne, Boxer and Blinker to the meeting place, a parking garage where Andi is waiting with several armed men. He demands that the four rob a certain bank this morning for 50.000 Euros. Andi will take 10.000 Euros as payback and leave the rest of the money to them. The four agree to the robbery after Andi threatens to take Victoria hostage if they refuse. They are armed with guns, given a plan of the bank and then forced to take drugs to make them more alert and aggressive.

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Victoria

Directed by: Sebastian Schipper
Starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yiğit, Max Mauff, André Hennicke, Anna Lena Klenke
Screenplay by Olivia Neergaard-Holm, Sebastian Schipper
Production Design by: Ulrich Friedrichs
Film Editing by: Sturla Brandth Grøvlen
Film Editing by: Olivia Neergaard-Holm
Costume Design by: Stefanie Jauss
Music by: Nils Frahm
Studio: Senator Film
Release Date: october 9, 2015

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