Exhilarating and astonishingly ambitious, Sebastian Schipper’s Victoria is an adrenaline-fuelled heist thriller set on the streets of nighttime Berlin that features the staggering technical feat of being shot in a single, unbroken take.

Victoria (Laia Costa), a young woman from Madrid, meets four local guys outside a nightclub in the early hours of the morning. Sonne (Frederick Lau) and his friends are Berliners who promise to show her the real side of the city. Striking up a friendship, they take to a nearby rooftop to continue the night. But when the group are suddenly forced to repay a debt to a member of the city’s criminal underworld, the night quickly spirals out of control.

Winner of the Berlin Silver Bear for Outstanding Artistic Achievement, Victoria is a breathless, visceral thrill ride of a film. Aided by a booming techno soundtrack by German composer Nils Frahm, it is a must-see experience for fans of boundary-pushing cinema.

Victoria (15)

2h 20m

Director: Sebastian Schipper
Starring: Laia Costa, Frederick Lau, Franz Rogowski, Burak Yigit, Max Mauff

UK Release: Friday 1st April 2016