The Dark Side of the Moon by Stephan Rick

Corporate lawyer, Urs Blank, is the undisputed star of his profession. He has money and the perfect wife. But the suicide of a business colleague throws him off track and leads to an attraction with Lucille and her alternative lifestyle. Seduced into experimenting with hallucinogenic mushrooms, his dark side emerges, as with merciless power, long suppressed aggressions burst out and go wild. The once civilised lawyer turns into an instinct-driven individual and erratic murderer. Deeply unsettled by the change he flees to the woods in search of an antidote but the police and his vindictive business partner are already on his tracks.

Title The Dark Side of the Moon
Type Complete Lineup
Genre Thriller
Category Feature Film
Format DCP
Running Time 97 min

Moritz Bleibtreu
Jürgen Prochnow
Nora Von Waldstätten

Directed by Stephan Rick
Produced by

Port au Prince Film & Kultur Produktion GmbH
Iris Productions SA

Nationality Germany, Luxembourg
Original title Die dunkle Seite des Mondes
Release year 2015


AFM: Picture Tree Picks Up ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Berlin-based Picture Tree Intl. has acquired world sales rights to thriller “The Dark Side of the Moon,” which stars Moritz Bleibtreu (“Run Lola Run,” “The Fifth Estate”), Juergen Prochnow (“The Boat,” “The Da Vinci Code”) and Nora von Waldstaetten (“Famous Five 3,”“Life Eternal”). Picture Tree’s Andreas Rothbauer and Yuanyuan Sui will be introducing Stephan Rick’s film to buyers at the American Film Market this week. In the movie, a psychedelic mushroom trip brings out the dark side of lawyer Urs Blank’s personality. He flees to the woods in search of an antidote, but the police and his vindictive business partner are on his tracks. The film will be released in Germany on Jan. 14 by Alamode, followed by theatrical releases in Switzerland by Filmcoopi, and Austria by Thimfilm.