Angel Express is a film about people restlessly seeking the ultimate experience. Set in late nineties Berlin, it shows images of radical change: Young urban heroes in the glare of flashing lights, an environment in which coldness and affection, lust for power and friendship go hand in hand. There are types like the hooker, Liv, or the top photographer Iris von Than, with her cool and calculating manner and a tendency to go too far. They zig-zag like pinballs through the neon jungle on an aimless search for identity and social contact. There is the striking character of N.K., a respectable businessman of slick and unscrupulous means, a gunrunner on the side who finally unveils himself as a corrupt policeman, and the hauntingly eccentric and insecure Patrick, Iris von Than’s young business associate who constantly is in pursuit of something and whose motto is to survive by luxury. The protagonists, united by their common mood, feelings, and attitude to life, are sucked into a deadly whirlpool of events.
Born in 1970 in Cottbus, RP Kahl trained as an actor and has worked as a filmmaker since 1995. As producer, director, and writer, his work includes features like “Silvester Countdown”, “Angel Express”, “99euro-flms”, “Europe – 99euro-flms 2?”, “Sunday Girls” and “Bedways.” Since the late 90s, his work includes music videos, theatre productions, performances, and video art. Since 2001, he has taught art and film at several universities. He is a member of the selection commissions of the Berlin Film Festival (Berlinale Shorts) and the Oldenburg Film Festival.