Die Rüden

Feature Film, Cinemascope 1:2,35, 105 min, Germany 2019/2020

Production: hands-on producers GmbH und zero one film
Producers: Kay Niesen, Daniel Hetzer, Thomas Kubus and Melanie Berke
Director: Connie Walther
Cinematogrophy: Birgit Gudjonsdottir
Film Editor: Ewa J. Lind
Film Score: Hans-Joachim Roedelius and Arnold Kasar

Studio Mitte: Sounddesign: Karl Gerhardt, 7.1 MIX Dolby Atmos Mixing: Jörg Höhne, Colorgrading: Dirk Meier, Tobias Schaarschmidt, DCP-Mastering, Coordination Postproduction: Ute Aichele

Film info: They are going wild. Often for no apparent reason. They have low tolerance for frustration. They have their aggression out of control. They can not communicate with their environment. They only calm down after fighting. Too much testosterone. Their body language is intimidating. When you meet, you better switch to the other side of the road. They are socially neglected and have experienced violence. They are dangerous. That’s why they are locked in. They are shelter dogs that are not placeable because they bite humans. They are young violent offenders who are sentenced to imprisonment.
DIE RÜDEN (The Hounds) shows the experiment when these shelter dogs and the offenders are put together in one room.