THE FOURTH ESTATE
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THE FOURTH ESTATE

Directed by Brigitte Maria Bertele

Info

Director: Brigitte Maria Bertele
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2016
PT: DIE VIERTE GEWALT
OT: DIE VIERTE GEWALT
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Benno Fürmann, Franziska Weisz, Jördis Triebel, Oliver Masucci, Devid Striesow
18+

Logline

THE FOURTH ESTATE

Freelance journalist Jan Schulte hopes for a job at the online portal of Berlin newspaper “Die Republik” when he discovers a potential scandal. Federal minister of health Elisabeth Stade apparently helped her brother’s search for a heart transplant by moving him up the waiting list illegally. But then Schulte’s colleague Britta claims the compromising material is a fake. Editor-in-chief Weishaupt and publisher Winter refuse to run the article. As Jan keeps on digging into the scandal, investigating state secretary Katharina Pflüger and political advisor Frank Gruber, his evidence is suddenly stolen from the newspaper office, and soon a competing tabloid breaks the story…

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Meet the director

THE FOURTH ESTATE

Brigitte Maria Bertele

Brigitte Maria Bertele was born in Ulm 1974, studied drama at the Academy for Performing Arts in Ulm and then acted on stage in Eisenach, Parchim and Dresden 1997 to 2002. She studied directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg 2002 to 2007. Her film BORDER WALK premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN 2013, and went on to win the Adolf Grimme Prize 2014.

Credits

Screenplay: Jochen Bitzer
Director of Photography: Ngo The Chau
Film Editor: David J. Rauschning
Composer: Julian Maas, Christoph M. Kaiser
Production Designer: Andreas Olshausen
Costume Design: Cornelia Streiter
Sound: Carsten Arnolds
Producer: Georg Feil, Dagmar Rosenbauer
Production Company: Cinecentrum Berlin Film- und Fernsehproduktion GmbH
Editor: Christian Granderath, Christoph Pellander
TV channel: Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Arte