In the Shadows (2010)

Misel Maticevic, Karoline Eichhorn, Uwe Bohm, Rainer Bock,
Released from prison, a Trojan (Misel Maticevic) begins to plan an armored car robbery with an old friend and a crooked cop.
  • 6.9 /10.0 IMDB Rating:
  • DatePublished:
  • 2018-09-07 Added:
  • Writer:
  • Thomas Arslan, Director:
  • Florian Koerner von Gustorf, Michael Weber, Producer:
7 / 10

A straight-up crime film

Im Schatten is a work of classicism – a straight-up crime film juxtaposing the mechanics of a career outside the law with clear-eyed views of industrial Berlin.

The protagonist, Trojan (Mi?el Mati?evi?), is a professional who always acts purposefully, with control and precision. An effective, propulsive score describes a life of constant motion; and photography of fluorescent interiors (shot with a Red camera) perfectly captures a world where night always reigns.

Real crime, we are reminded, is seldom a solo act. Like any other human endeavor, crime is a collaborative business where you need confidence in your colleagues and careful analysis of strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats.