Film - New German TV Movies Filmfest 2023


Directed by Luzie Loose


Director: Luzie Loose
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Via Jikeli, Maja Bons, Luise von Stein, Arsenij Walker, Jeanette Hain
18+ (no age rating)


A series about a group of psychotherapy patients who attempt to heal themselves.

Derya, Malik, Chloë, and Schröder are all individual patients of Dr. Thomalla's. They run into each other when the psychotherapist's body is found in front of her house. As the police, paramedics, and crisis intervention team go about their work, Derya decides the patients should form their own self-help group. Together they experience some ups and downs and ultimately become friends. The question in Derya's mind is whether she'd rather be a therapist or a friend and, above all, whether she's capable of being either.

The screening will include the first three episodes of the series.

Meet the director


Luzie Loose

Luzie Loose was born on the Baltic Sea in 1989 and grew up in Berlin, where she is now a writer and director. Loose studied communications at the Berlin University of the Arts and worked in movies, television, and theater. From 2011 she studied feature-film and promotional-film directing at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and at La Fémis in Paris. Her first feature film, SWIMMING (2018), had its world premiere at the Busan International Film Festival. In Germany, it was first screened at the Hofer Filmtage, where it received the Hofer Gold Award for best director. Loose has directed episodes of such popular TV series as DRUCK and TATORT, has developed content for television and motion pictures, and collaborated with writer John-H. Karsten and Realfilm to create the series EVERYONE IS F*CKING CRAZY in 2022.


Screenplay: John H. Karsten, Luzie Loose, Lisa Rüffer, Lukas von Horbatschewsky
Director of Photography: Anne Bolick, Björn Knechtel
Film Editor: Friederike Hohmuth, Diana Matous
Composer: Philipp Kozik, Andreas Pfeiffer
Production Designer: Winnie Christiansen, Anne Storandt
Costume Design: Teresa Grosser
Sound: Manuel Vogt
Make-up artist: Secil Balamut, Aylin Özbay
Casting director: Lisa Stutzky
Producer: Henning Kamm, Nora Gleich
Production Company: Real Film Berlin GmbH
Executive producer: Henning Kamm
Editor: Christian Bauer
TV channel: Saarländischer Rundfunk