A Different Set of Cards

Synopsis: A secluded warehouse, a money transfer, a poker table and 4 players who meet each other at that place. The fade shuffle the cards and Ben Borkman is playing the game of his life. The other players are a Bad-Ass, an anxious baldy and an femme fatale. The chards change by each round and so the four player's characters. All Players are involved in the same game. Based on one and the same situation the 4 players act the dealer's part, the accomplice's part, the cop part and the part of thef unknown. The film basically covers the question 'How does an identical initial position develops itself when the characters (who act a part) change?
Director(s): Falko Jakobs
  9 wins & 5 nominations.
73 min


Fate shuffles the cards.

But you play the game.

Chamber Chapters presents

My Name...doesn't really matter right now.

But believe me,

you will hear it soon enough!

What matters, is why I'm here.

Well, for one thing, to find out exactly that.

And for another, to play a game.


This game has it all.

I love that moment when the cards are being dealt.

From this moment, everything is up to you.

In the wink of an eye, you can win it all.

Out of nowhere and just as soon,

you can lose it all!

The most important thing,

are the people who are playing with you.

The key to a successful game is

sizing up your opponents

and being able to predict their next moves.

What's their strategy?

How well can they hide their emotions?

And, above all,

to what extent will their cards influence their game?

At the beginning of each game,

that's left to speculation.

That guy with the apple, for example,

seems to me to be the typical Bad-Ass!

That kind of man, who has a big mouth

and slapping your face if he doesn't like you!

But I don't think he's for real.

When it comes to the crunch,

he will piss off!

As they say,

barking dogs never bite!

Now the baldy, on the other hand,

is harder to pin down.

More of an introverted type. His posture is like

a Scaredy Cat, almost fearful!

Still, there's something about him

that I can't quite put my finger on.

And then, there's her.

The beautiful stranger!

I have to admit it,

I have an issue with women playing poker.

Don't get me wrong.

I'm no sexist or anything!

I'm just trying to be cautious!

Because her character is hard to weigh up.

I mean, she doesn't exactly strike me

as the innocent type,

but what does that tell me?

Just that I need to be careful!

The moment is here!

All players have been dealt their hands.

Now they can make their bets!

The cards have been dealt, the bets have been made.

Now the game can begin!

The Salesman

The Cop

The Unknown

The Accomplice

What's up with that f***ing bag?



Gonna hide for a few days.

Good idea. After all we

did during the last months!

Sh*t! Reminds me of my ex-girlfriend. She always

said we should spend our vacation together.


We never did.

In the end, she was a pain in the ass!

Would have been the worst

f***ing holiday of my life!

Here is the deal:

Me and Mr. Unknown will meet alone.

Mr. Unknown doesn't know you're here.

So you wait here.

If I'm not back in 15 minutes,

come on in...

...and save my ass!


My name is Ben Borgmann.

I was... let's say a problem solver,

if you know what I'm talking about!

People called me when they

did not want to get their hands dirty.

But life goes on...and when you do something

for too long you start asking yourself- why?

I had no answer to it and that is

why I decided to back out.

As you can imagine I need money...

a lot of money to do that!

If my plan works out, my partner will return

in a few minutes with a suitcase full of cash.

This will be my ticket for a new life.

He is the only one who stands in my way.

On our way back home, I'll give him

a f***ing bullet to the head...

...drive to the airport, get on the plane and

be gone before anyone notices what happened!

Hm, I must say,

the location looks great!

I'm glad you like it.

I will choose better clothes

for the next time!

What would it bring?


clothes make the man!

I'd say that does

not always fit!

You remind me of my ex.

She used to talk sh*t like that!

I guess that's why

she left you!

You have a pretty big mouth!

But I got it!

You are just trying to impress me,

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