Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

We Monsters
(Wir Monster)

Year: 2015
Country: GERMANY
Run Time: 95 minutes

We Monsters
We Monsters
We Monsters

Paul and Christine know their separation has devastated their 14-year-old daughter, Sarah. But enough to drive her to murder? Sarah and her girlfriend, Charlie, run into the woods after a fight. Chasing them, Paul finds Sarah alone at the edge of a huge dam. She confesses she has just pushed her friend to her death. Torn between the horrors of the confession and the crime's discovery, her parents opt to conceal the killing and maintain an appearance of normalcy. To what lengths will they go, however, as things slowly fall apart? Charlie's father is frantic at her disappearance, and the police are circling. More disturbing, Sarah knows the power this secret and her parents' guilt gives her. But there is another secret here, one that may be fueling a sinister game of revenge and manipulation. WE MONSTERS grips you from the start, slowly and mercilessly escalating the tension. It travels a dark and twisting road that ends where you'd least expect. (In German with subtitles) –C.R.

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Sebastian Ko

Sebastian Ko was born in 1971 in Walstrode, Germany. He studied directing at Filmuniversitat Babelsburg Konrad Wolf in Potsdam and has worked as an assistant director and film critic.

"Ladybug" (2006), WE MONSTERS (2015)

Roswitha Ester, Torsten Reglin

Marcus Seibert, Sebastian Ko

Andreas Köhler

Nicole Kortlüke

Principal Cast
Mehdi Nebbou, Ulrike C. Tscharre, Janina Fautz, Marie Bendig, Ronald Kukulies

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