A new German zombie apocalypse film — using the viral infection paradigm — is to be premiered at the film market in Cannes on the 14th and 16th of May this year. Written by Benjamin Hessler and directed by Marvin Kren for moneypenny filmproduktion — with distribution through EastWest — Rammbock doesn’t appear to offer anything conceptually original in its approach to the genre, relying for its success on the quality of its production, atmospheric photography, its ability to generate suspense and its success in engaging audiences with the characters.
Rammbock (Germany-2010; dir. Marvin Kren)
Just when Michael arrives in Berlin to visit his ex-girlfriend Gabi, a terrible virus starts spreading across the city at a rapid pace, turning people into mindless homicidal maniacs. Much to Michael’s concern, Gabi’s not home; instead, he meets Harper, a teenage plumber’s apprentice at work in her apartment block. Together, they manage to barricade themselves when raging hordes of infected people swarm the building. Surrounded by these thirsty zombies, Michael and Harper have their hands full to survive – and it will take all of their ingenuity to make their way out to try and find Gabi.
Check out the newly released trailer.
There are more stills from the film in the Gallery below.
- Source: Press Release; more info
- Writer: Robert Hood