Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2023


Directed by Alexander Adolph


Director: Alexander Adolph
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Laurids Schürmann, Lena Klenke, Silke Bodenbender, Fabian Hinrichs, Clara Vogt
18+ (no age rating)


Tender teenage love with a bitter aftertaste.

Unlike his big sister Milli, 17-year-old Franz has been a shy loner. His parents are all the more impressed when he brings home pretty, self-confident Zoe, who wins over the whole family in no time at all. Or is this young woman just telling everyone what they want to hear? Following a night of intoxication, Zoe has disappeared and Franz's heart is broken. He sets out to find her. But the Zoe he is looking for does not exist.

Meet the director


Alexander Adolph

Alexander Adolph was born in Munich in 1965. He studied law and was a journalist and advertising copywriter. Since 1995 he has been a writer and director working in movies and television. Many of the two-time Grimme-Preis winner's works have received awards and been screened at international festivals, such as the horror film THE LAST EMPLOYEE and the feature documentary CON MAN CONFIDENTIAL. Both films premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (in 2010 and 2006, respectively). In the New German Television Productions section, Adolph most recently presented POLIZEIRUF 110 – MORGENGRAUEN. In 2018, FILMFEST MÜNCHEN also featured the film SCHWARTZ & SCHWARTZ, which Adolph co-wrote with Eva Wehrum and co-produced for Bavaria Fiction GmbH.


Screenplay: Alexander Adolph
Director of Photography: Patrick Orth
Film Editor: Dirk Göhler
Composer: Christoph M. Kaiser, Julian Maas
Production Designer: Debora Reischmann
Costume Design: Martina Müller
Sound: Lutz Pape
Sound design: Pit Kuhlmann
Make-up artist: Tatjana Gluska, Ute Baumann, Ulrike Woiwode
Casting director: Simone Bär
Producer: Anja Föringer, Kerstin Schmidbauer, Lara Stump
Production Company: Hager Moss Film GmbH
TV channel: Bayrischer Rundfunk