ONE WAY

BLAZE

By Reto SALIMBENI

RHEINGOLD FILMS - as PROD

Drama - Completed 2006


    • Year of production
    • 2006
    • Genres
    • Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • ENGLISH
    • Budget
    • 5 - 10 M$
    • Duration
    • 100 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Reto SALIMBENI
    • Writer(s)
    • Reto SALIMBENI
    • Producer(s)
    • Til SCHWEIGER (Barefoot Films), Tom ZICKLER (Barefoot Films), Josef STEINBERGER (RHEINGOLD FILMS)
    • Synopsis
    • Eddie is a charismatic and successful creative director at a top advertising agency in New York. He is a master of communication, his pitching skills are legendary in the business, he rarely loses a presentation. Eddie is about to get married to Judy Berg, the daughter of his boss. To the outside Eddies life seems to be a perfect dream, but internally he fights to control his sex obsession with no success. This addiction has lead him into a tangled web of lies and deceit. Although struggling with his dark side, Eddie sees his infidelity as a victimless crime and justifies it with his business success.
      After winning a huge pitch for the agency, Eddie learns that his co-worker and best friend, Angelina has been raped by his to-be wife’s brother Anthony. The Berg family brings in their top-notch lawyers to make sure he is not convicted – but it doesn’t look good for the youngest of the clan. Anthony confronts Eddie with evidence of Eddie’s countless affairs and blackmails him to provide a false statement in court. To maintain his impeccable image and not endanger his upcoming marriage – Eddie helps him get off the hook.
      When Anthony is found not guilty; his victim Angelina is devastated and tries to commit suicide. In last moment a black army general saves her live. The General is seen only by Angelina - he is a powerful, revenging, guiding angel of heaven and hell. An ethereal force.
      Judy finds out about Eddie’s affairs and breaks off the engagement; her father has to fire him from the company. Eddie finds himself tossed out of the world he has created for himself.
      Helped by her new guardian angel The General, Angelina takes revenge on Anthony and orchestrates the crime in a fashion that Eddie becomes the main suspect. With no support from former family and friends, Eddie finds himself in prison, facing a trial for which he has no good cards.
      Exposed as a notorious liar in court, it looks certain that Eddie will suffer a life long sentence in jail. A well-hidden family secret evolves and a heart gripping revelation forces Eddie to reckon with himself and deal with the consequences of his deceitful ways.
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