Kill Me

Film Title

Kill Me


Wednesday 3 October 17:30

Friday 5 October 15:15


90 mins

Director: Emily Atef, Esther Bernstorff Country: Germany, France, Switzerland
Writer: Emily Atef Original Format: 35mm
Dir. of Photography: Stéphane Kuthy Print Source: Thomas Petit
Producer: Niko Film, Wüste Film West, Ciné-Sud Promotio, Vandertastic, Hugo Film
Cast: Maria Victoria Dragus, Roeland Wiesnekker, Wolfram Koch

UK Premiere

When suicidal teen Adele meets escaped murderer Timo she blackmails him into doing what she has been too scared to do alone – end her life. As they flee her parents' farm  and journey through the French/German forest together they bond; releasing aggression and discovering hidden truths about each other. Unable to leave Adele when she falls ill, Timo finds comfort in her presence, but at the cost of jeopardising his plans.

This is the third feature film by Franco-Iranian writer-director Emily Atef, who has been supported by Cannes' Cinéfondation scholarship. A compelling and engaging story of loss and companionship, Kill Me has a simple yet effective plot with a tight, emotive structure. As the story unfolds it challenges preconceived perceptions of innocent victims and guilty perpetrators in its bold treatment of a hostage situation.

Dragus' performance as head-strong Adele is tense as her powerful personality dominates Timo, who emits and evokes more wildly swinging emotions. Complementing the pair's acting are the magnificent forests and landscapes they move through, captured beautifully by Kuthy's lens. Tense, moody and uneasy Kill Me hooks the audience in. And of course the question hangs over the film – will Timo keep his end of the bargain?

Michelle Goode

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