Awards: The Bernhard Wicki Film Prizes - The Bridge (Best New Director), Prize of the Minister President of Saarland / Max-Ophüls-Preis Film Festival 2010, Five Lakes Film Award of the Five Lakes Film Festival 2010
Nominations: Caméra d'Or, Festival de Cannes 2010, Studio Hamburg Up-and-Coming Prize 2010 in the category "Best Screenplay", First Steps Award (Best Film, Best Camera)
Festivals: Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - Cannes, Cairo International Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2010, Max-Ophüls-Preis 2010, Helsinki International Film Festival 2010, Festival of German Film Buenos Aires, International Film Festival Vallodolid, BFI London Film Festival
Writer/Director: Philip Koch
With Constantin von Jascheroff, Frederick Lau, Joel Basman, Martin Kiefer etc.
Based on a true story, PICCO mercilessly and realistically tells the story of the dramatic fate of a group of young men in a German prison. The film casts an authentic and uncompromising look at the topic of violence and the loss of youth, and at a penal system that is a complete and utter failure. There are no perpetrators in this system – only victims.