A handsome but disaffected college graduate unable to deal with the pressures of the ultra-competitive job market in director Christoph Hochhaüsler's dark coming of age comedy. Armin (Constantin von Jascheroff) certainly has the brains to get a good-paying job, but the pressure from his parents to find gainful employment seems to be pushing him strait over the edge. After witnessing a tragic car accident and phoning in a false confession to the local newspaper, Armin finds his darkest impulses slowly taking control as he scrawls obscene graffiti on the bathroom wall, fantasizes about violent crimes, and has forced-sex with a vicious, leather-clad motorcycle gang. The trouble is, Armin can't distinguish where his fantasy world ends and where his reality begins anymore, and the danger that lurks beneath his innocent surface is about to get the best of him. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi
This was an awful movie. It was slow and didn't really have a storyline. Armin, the star, happens upon a car wreck, picks up a piece of the wreckage which he keeps until he stupidly writes gives it to the police and finally ends up getting arrested. The dream encounters with the leather-clad sex partners was uneventful. Total waste of time. I spent part of the time fast-forwarding through this dismal movie. I would definitely not recommend this movie for renting or purchasing.
A closer look at modern alienation. I Am Guilty blurs the lines between a young man's reality and fantasies. Where does it all begin and end? Or is it just a feeling? Does Armin just want to feel important? Is he crying out for help? Is everything in the film an exaggeration of his real life and, thus, not the way we see it on screen?