Genre: Horror film
Year of Production: 2002
Co-Producers: Deutsche Columbia Pictures Filmproduktion
Distribution: Columbia Tristar, World sales: Sony Pictures
Director: Stefan Ruzowitzky

Screenplay: Stefan Ruzowitzky
Casting: Nessie Nesslauer
Director of Photography: Andreas Berger
Editing: Hans Funck
Score/ music: Marius Ruhland
Production Design: Ulrika Andersson
Costume Design: Nicole Fischnaller
Make-up Artist: Stephanie Hilke, Jens Bartram
Sound recording: Manfred Banach

Working-class medical graduate Jo has just arrived in Berlin eager to begin his internship at a large, reputable clinic. The paltry pay and endless overtime hours do not dishearten him as much as the realization that he cannot provide his patients the help and human warmth they deserve and need. Things take an unexpected turn when a nurse asks him to perform an unauthorized operation on the daughter of a colleague. Despite his initial rejection, he agrees when he recognizes the child's serious condition. The operation is successful and Jo's involvement comes to the attention of the charismatic Professor Mueller-Larousse, who invites Jo to the weekly gatherings of his research salon...

Barnaby Metschurat (Jo), Herbert Knaup (Professor Müller-LaRousse), Heike Makatsch (Viktoria), Roman Knizka (Hagen), Wotan Wilke Möhring (Gregor), Frank Giering (Sven), Hanno Koffler (Willi Hauser), Felix Kramer (Kurt), Sebastian Nakajew (Wulf), Rosie Alvarez (Lee), Joachim Bißmeier (Dr. Schinder), Franka Potente (Paula Henning), Rosel Zech (Dr. Bamberg), August Diehl (Benny), Manni (Boris Pietsch), Dirk (Murali Perumal), Hanno Koffler (Willi Hauser)

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