23 (1998)

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1998-07-02
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 184 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 39min
  • Language: Pусский
  • Production Company: Claussen+Wöbke Filmproduktion
  • Production Country: Germany
  • Director: Hans-Christian Schmid
star 6.8/10
From 184 Ratings


The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his heritage in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy theories inspired by his favorite novel, R.A. Wilson's "Illuminatus", but soon he and his friend David start breaking into government and military computers. Pepe, one of Karl's rather criminal acquaintances senses that there is money in computer cracking - he travels to east Berlin and tries to contact the KGB.

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  • August Diehl

    as Karl Koch
  • Fabian Busch

    as David
  • Dieter Landuris

    as Pepe
  • Jan-Gregor Kremp

    as Lupo
  • Burghart Klaußner

    as Weber
  • Stephan Kampwirth

    as Jochen Maiwald
  • Zbigniew Zamachowski

    as Sergej
  • Peter Fitz

    as Brückner
  • Lilly Marie Tschörtner

    as Beate
  • Arnulf Schumacher

    as Seybert
  • Patrick Joswig

    as Alex
  • Sven Lehmann

    as Computerverkäufer
  • Regine Zimmermann

    as Pepes Freundin
  • Armin Dillenberger

    as Kellner im Zug
  • Oscar Ortega Sánchez

    as Mr. Minit
  • Brigitte Janner

    as Sekretärin
  • Hedi Kriegeskotte

    as Heimleiterin
  • Alexandra Hartmann

    as Prostituierte
  • Claudia Boneberg

    as Prostituierte
  • Hanns Zischler

    as Karls Vater
  • Katrin Klein

    as Sekretärin
  • Karin Gregorek

    as Karls Stiefmutter
  • Tom Keidel

    as Conan
  • Jörg Schmitz

    as Kugelfisch
  • Christian Wolff

    as Scarabaeus
  • Johann Claussen

    as Pfarrer
  • Jan-Gregor Kampwirth

    as Partygast
  • Nina Bühler

    as Alex’ Freundin
  • Katja Klauss

    as Alex’ Freundin
  • Robert Anton Wilson

    as Er selbst
  • Tirzah Haase

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Beate Himmerlstoss

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Josef Tratnik

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Peter Veith

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Jessica Lohmann

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Anna-Maija Tuuliainen

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Igor Davidovski

    as Nachrichten (voice)
  • Dietrich Brüggemann

    as Bit
  • Muammar Gaddafi

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Hans-Dietrich Genscher

    as Self (archive footage)
  • George Shultz

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Richard von Weizsäcker

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Olof Palme

Art Ingrid Henn Production Design
Sound Dirk Jacob Sound Designer
Production Jakob Claussen Producer
Production Thomas Wöbke Producer
Production Ulrike Putz Executive Producer
Editing Hansjörg Weißbrich Editor
Sound Martin Steyer Sound Mixer
Writing Hans-Christian Schmid Screenplay
Directing Hans-Christian Schmid Director
Writing Michael Gutmann Screenplay
Editing Bernd Schlegel Assistant Editor
Production Nessie Nesslauer Casting
Costume & Make-Up Stephanie Hilke Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Peri de Bragança Costume Design
Sound Enjott Schneider Original Music Composer
Camera Klaus Eichhammer Director of Photography
Art Sikander Goldau Storyboard Artist
Camera Kai Rostásy Assistant Camera
Sound Guido Zettier Sound Editor
Sound Kai Storck Sound Editor
Sound William Edouard Franck Sound
Crew Gerd Nefzer Special Effects
Crew Uli Nefzer Special Effects
Costume & Make-Up Tatjana Krauskopf Makeup Artist
Lighting Jürgen Bauer Gaffer
Directing Andrea Kapeller Assistant Director