Martin Behrens is a Middle East expert for the German intelligence agency BND. He obtains information leading to a U.S. drone strike on a wanted terrorist in Zahiristan. A few days later, there’s a terrorist attack on a restaurant – the video claiming responsibility calls it payback for the drone strike. Freelance journalist Aurice, with whom Martin was having an affair, is among the victims – she was investigating corruption at the heart of the BND. Martin soon has to realize that in a world where big corporations profit from arms deals as well as from homeland security contracts, good and evil are sometimes hard to tell apart.
PHILIPP LEINEMANN was born in 1979 and studied at the University of Television & Film Munich. His feature debut THE KINGS SURRENDER was awarded numerous prizes, including the Austin Film Festival’s Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature. He has directed various films and series for television, including TEMPEL and POLIZEIRUF ROSTOCK – IM SCHATTEN. BLAME GAME is his second feature film.photo © Bernd Schuller/Walker+Worm Film