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7.1
/10
1,024 Ratings

The Invincibles (Director's Cut)

Die Sieger (Director's Cut)

Directed by Dominik Graf
Germany, 1994
Action, Drama, Thriller

Synopsis

Karl is the leader of a police SWAT team. During a raid on a mafia stronghold, one suspect escapes. He recognises the fleeing man as his former colleague Heinz, who was said to have committed suicide years earlier. The search for this “ghost” turns into a dangerous game for Karl and his crew.

Our take

Dominik Graf reinvents popular genre cinema for our times, thrillingly embedding his stories in the political and social tapestry of Germany. This gripping police saga had a troubled production, but in a restored director’s cut its brave vision of crime, corruption and violence is genuinely epic.

The Invincibles (Director's Cut) Directed by Dominik Graf

Awards & Festivals

Berlin International Film Festival

2019 | Berlinale Classics

German Film Awards

1995 | 4 nominations including: Outstanding Feature Film (Gold)

Critics reviews

You have to go back to the golden age of 70s Hollywood paranoia to find another movie that delivers the genre goods with such an underlying caustic attitude.
July 03, 2020
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In the first scene, the film assaults us with a moment so shocking that it purportedly caused some of the invited guests at the film’s premiere in fall 1994 to leave the theatre.
July 02, 2020
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The Invincibles is Graf’s masterpiece manqué, and after it bombed at the box office he didn’t make another cinema film for 18 years. This commercial failure isn’t difficult to make sense of. For one, it’s an exceptionally dark film.
May 01, 2019
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