Extreme Number



DE – 2019 – 81 MIN

A young refugee from Chechnya comes to Germany and is thrown into prison in Berlin. He falls in love with a girl who translates for him, and enlists her help for him to flee. He then joins a terrorist group in Berlin that gives him the order to attack the Russian embassy while the rest of the gang goes after the U.S. embassy. Authentic war documentation is embedded in the film as the Chechen protagonist’s flashbacks. This is real coverage of war, shot by a Chechen rebel 1996 – 2000 in Chechnya. Real and fictional levels of the story blend together as a whole.

Director: Irina Arms
Cast: Jan Amazigh Sid, Lidia Krebs, Bernhard Schütz, 
Oleg Masaev, Paul Milmeister
Camera: Sven Jakob-Engelmann
Editors: Marta Malowanczyk, Laia Prat