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Vortex (2001)

After killing a man in self-defense, Vincent is sent to the Vortex.


Michael Pohl


Michael Pohl


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Complete credited cast:
Hardy Krüger Jr. Hardy Krüger Jr. ... Vincent
Harald Leipnitz ... Carl
Arne Fuhrmann Arne Fuhrmann ... Boon
Gilbert von Sohlern ... Ozwin
Ines Gress Ines Gress ... Natalie
Maureen Havlena Maureen Havlena ... Betrunkene Frau
Kevin Pinnock Kevin Pinnock ... Großer Vermummter (as Kevin Pinnoch)
Philipp Weiche Philipp Weiche ... Kleiner Vermummter
Benjamin Föhr Benjamin Föhr ... Holographie-Spieler
Franz Froschauer Franz Froschauer ... Einäugiger
Oliver Stritzel ... Richter-Stimme (voice)
Maria Meschede Maria Meschede ... Computer-Durchsagen (voice)
Ekkehardt Belle ... Computer-Durchsagen (voice)


In the near future crime rates are at an all time high. The government counters this development with a new prison: The Vortex. Innocent citizen Vincent is sent there, after he killed a man who tried to rob him in self-defense. In the Vortex everybody has to commit their crime over and over again. Vincents first victim is his neighbour Carl. Written by kaeng

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Release Date:

6 August 2001 (Germany) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Final acting role of Harald Leipnitz. See more »

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idea-stealing at its worst.
24 January 2004 | by looza-1See all my reviews

well, its clear to see whats going on here. someone was very fond of movies like matrix, escape from new york and minority report and just did his "version" of it, but unfortunately this one is very bad. every scene in this movie is basically a remake of a scene from some other science fiction movie, the title "vortex" is a slight change of "the matrix" and the similarities go so far that even the actors say the same things as in other science fiction movies.

for example, the scene at the end when the warden of this new-age prison says "lets play some music", its so much a ripoff of the scene from "minority report", it was hard for me not to smash my TV in anger.

on the other hand, the design and everything is very nice, so it could have some potential, but they blew it by not coming up with *anything* original, its all a rip-off.

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