Rat King is a film about a teenager getting lost in a virtual world. It’s a thriller with horror elements on how a computer game turns into life and life turns into a game – how addiction to games turns into a nightmare.
18-year-old Jury is hopelessly addicted to computer games. Being pressured by family and friends, he finally decides to give up the virtual world but unexpectedly Niki shows up with an irresistible computer game where the goal for the player is to fulfill missions in real life.
Regardless of several warnings, Jury enters the game. In order to achieve faster results, Niki takes over Jury’s everyday life and together they reach higher levels in virtual-and actual world. The borders between the two lives fade furthermore, the mystery remains, what is the actual goal of Niki’s game and is it a game at all?
Feature / 90 min / DCP / 1:2,35
Domestic release date January, 2012