Victoria (2015): Sebastian Schipper German Crime Thriller

Sebastian Schipper directed Victoria, a German crime thriller shot in a single continuous take.

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Victoria, a Spanish woman who moved to Berlin, works in a cafe for a meager wage, and does not know any person. Isolated, she does not speak much German, and her common language is English.

Leaving a club at around 4 o’clock in the morning after a night of dancing and drinking, she meets four young men who are denied entry to the club. They invite her for a walk and she agrees.

After stealing some alcohol, they all get on the roof of where they drink and smoke marijuana, while Boxer reveals he had spent time in jail for hurting someone.

The film, whose running time is 138 minutes, was shot in a single long take by Sturla Brandth Grøvlen from 4:30 AM to 7:00 AM in the Kreuzberg and Mitte neighborhoods.

The script consisted of 12 pages, with most of the dialogue improvised.