Able Puts Berlin Under Quarantine


Photos, trailer from viral outbreak thriller

Producer Will Stotler dropped us a line to introduce readers to Able a new film from director Marc Robert which depicts a city ravaged by a virus. The Sitges Film Festival premieres Able this Friday and, courtesy of Stotler, we’ve got a plot synopsis to share.

A fast-spreading epidemic of progressive paralysis has stricken Berlin, killing most of the city’s inhabitants in a matter of days.

Trapped within their own bodies, the paralysis spreading from limb to limb, the remaining survivors are isolated and dying – except for a few.

Those few who can still walk may be more deadly than the epidemic itself.

Benny Berg seeks to save his father, Ivo. Partially crippled Katrin is stalked by someone who wants to kill her – or worse. Almost incapacitated, Marieke drowns herself. Meat cleaver in hand, Niko grows increasingly frustrated with her “dead” limbs. Rudi suddenly finds Berlin ripe for the taking. Pastor Bernhard preaches to a spastic flock of parishioners. And Captain Hofler firmly believes the military is coming–but to incinerate everyone.

Able delivers unspeakable acts of violence, sexual deviance, and human madness in a gritty, stylized take on the survival horror subgenre.

Robert penned the script based on a story he conceived with Stotler. Able is an English-language film shot in Berlin. You can find a group of stills from the production right here, or, watch the trailer below!

Source:, Twitch Film