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23 (1998)

99 min | Thriller, Drama

The movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his inheritance in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin ...See moreThe movie's plot is based on the true story of a group of young computer hackers from Hannover, Germany. In the late 1980s the orphaned Karl Koch invests his inheritance in a flat and a home computer. At first he dials up to bulletin boards to discuss conspiracy theories inspired by his favorite novel, R.A. Wilson's "Illuminatus", but soon he and his friend David start breaking into government and military computers. Pepe, one of Karl's rather criminal acquaintances senses that there is money in computer cracking - he travels to east Berlin and tries to contact the KGB. Written by Armin Ortmann See less
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Enjott Schneider (as Norbert Jürgen Schneider)
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Release date
Jan 14, 1999 (Germany)

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43 cast members
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August Diehl
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Peter Fitz
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Lilly Marie Tschörtner
Beate (as Lilly Tschörtner) Beate (as Lilly Tschörtner)   See fewer
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Sven Lehmann
Computerverkäufer Computerverkäufer   See fewer
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Oscar Ortega Sánchez
Mr. Minit Mr. Minit   See fewer
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Brigitte Janner
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Katrin Klein
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Hedi Kriegeskotte
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Karin Gregorek
Karls Stiefmutter Karls Stiefmutter   See fewer
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Regine Zimmermann
Pepes Freundin Pepes Freundin   See fewer
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Armin Dillenberger
Kellner im Zug Kellner im Zug   See fewer
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Alexandra Hartmann
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Claudia Boneberg
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Tom Keidel
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Jörg Schmitz
Kugelfisch Kugelfisch   See fewer
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Christian Wolff
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Johann Claussen
Pfarrer Pfarrer   See fewer
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Jan-Gregor Kampwirth
Partygast Partygast   See fewer
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Nina Bühler
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Katja Klauss
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Hanns Zischler
Karls Vater Karls Vater   See fewer
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Tirzah Haase
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Beate Himmerlstoss
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Josef Tratnik
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Jessica Lohmann
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Igor Davidovski
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7.3 / 10 | 6,021 votes