night rush

Disappointed with life, 25-year-old Roger intends to commit suicide in his apartment. But at the last minute, he is hindered by the arrival of the young couple Chris and Lisa. As though fate had brought them together, they convince Roger to join them in a sure-fire plan: to rob a small, remote bank. Everything goes as planned, but they had not reckoned with the bank director’s family being there.

In the heat of the moment, Chris knocks down the wife with his gun.
The original euphoria about their successful raid soon wanes when they hear of the woman’s death. From day to day, the dream of easy money and unconditional freedom turns into a nightmare – a direct journey into darkness which Roger, Lisa and Chris never before imagined.

Basic Information

Feature Film / Switzerland / Germany / 86 min / 2009


Producers             Simon Hesse & Valentin Greutert
Co-Producer        Philipp Steffens
Director                Markus Welter
1st AD Florian Engelhardt
Script Moritz Gerber
DOP                    Pascal Rémond
Sounddesign         Christian Heck
Score & Music Michael Sauter
Editor                    Cécile Welter

main CAST

Roger                    Nils Althaus
Lisa                   Lena Dörrie
Chris                     Stipe Erceg
Bösch                    Urs Bitler
Bank Manager       Samuel Weiss
Wife                   Nina Hesse Bernhard
Daughter Mia Hesse
Concierge Martin Ostermeier
Ranger Manfred Liechti


Swiss distribution:

Praesens Film AG

International distribution:

Arri Media

production information

A HesseGreutert Film Production

In Co-production with:

Greenskyfilms / Schweizer Radio & Fernsehen SRF Südwestrundfunk SWR / Teleclub AG / Praesens Film

Supported by:

Zürcher Filmstiftung / MFG Medien- & Filmgesellschaft Baden-Württemberg


Max-Ophüls-Festival 2009 / Zürich Film Festival 2009