A Different Man

Ambitious New York actor Edward undergoes a radical surgical procedure to drastically transform his appearance. As a result, a lot of things change in his life – and yet everything remains disturbingly the same. Even though he may have changed outwardly and can start a new life, he is still who he is and not who he wants to be. Then he misses out on the role of a lifetime and his new dream face turns into a nightmare.
A Different Man is a dark and yet witty thriller that delves into the murky sphere between self-perception and how others perceive us.
by Aaron Schimberg
with Sebastian Stan, Renate Reinsve, Adam Pearson
USA 2023 English, Subtitles: German 112' Colour International premiere


  • Sebastian Stan (Edward)
  • Renate Reinsve (Ingrid)
  • Adam Pearson (Oswald)


DirectorAaron Schimberg
ScreenplayAaron Schimberg
CinematographyWyatt Garfield
EditingTaylor Levy
MusicUmberto Smerilli
Sound DesignNeil Benezra
SoundDavid Forshee
Production DesignAnna Kathleen
CostumesStacey Berman
Make-UpSarah Graalman
CastingMaribeth Fox
ProducersChristine Vachon, Vanessa McDonnell, Gabriel Mayers
Executive ProducersSebastian Stan, Aaron Schimberg
Co-ProducerPamela Koffler

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Aaron Schimberg

The director lives in New York, USA. His second feature film, Chained for Life, in which the actor Adam Pearson also plays a central character, was well received by critics. A Different Man is his third film.


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