Saturday Film Screening
23: Nothing is as it seems
99 minutes, German with custom-proofread English subtitles (IMDB link)
Starring August Diehl (more recently appearing in Salt and Inglourious Basterds), this presents a dramatization of the true story of Karl Koch, a German hacker loosely affiliated with the German Chaos Computer Club and who became involved in selling secrets gleaned from his hacking endeavors to the KGB before dying mysteriously.
The story behind this movie is well known as the third part of John Markoff's Cyberpunk book, and the other side of the story (an American astronomer-turned-cybersleuth chasing down the German hackers) is told in the PBS Nova episode The KGB, the Computer, and Me.
Fun bonuses appearing: a CCC hacker convention complete with C64s and others, a semi-genuine login trojan, and lots of Illuminati conspiracy theories