During an assignment in which a stone-cold hitman, Viktor, kills a man guarded by the police, he falls in love with Nina. He weakens and spares her life, and from then on he watches her. When she tries to commit suicide, the silent angel of death turns into a saver of life ...
“‘lautlos’ is both a gripping thriller and an unusual love story. joachim król shines in a role you’ve never seen him in before: as a killer.”
That’s what it still says on the X-verleih website.
i probably wouldn’t have cast myself in the role of the contract killer victor when i returned from venice after my second brunetti tv adventure, somewhat frustrated and overweight. victor had to be slim, muscular, well-trained, short, in top shape. which i wasn’t. but there’s a solution for everything. two trainers were hired, a schedule and a training plan were drawn up, and the transformation began. after a few months, neighbors started enquiring about my health because of my weight loss, and shortly before filming began, veronica ferres, when i approached her on the street in munich, wordlessly gave me an autograph and went on her way. i was unrecognizable. unfortunately, the film didn’t find a big audience in germany. comment from a good friend: ‘no wonder, no one recognizes you.’
for the director, the film became a springboard to hollywood, and he went on to make a well-received thriller with sandra bullock.”