THE HIPPOCRATIC SILENCE
Film - New German TV Movies

THE HIPPOCRATIC SILENCE

Directed by Esther Gronenborn

Info

Director: Esther Gronenborn
Section: New German TV Movies
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
PT: DAS WEIßE SCHWEIGEN
OT: DAS WEISSE SCHWEIGEN
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Julia Jentsch, Kostja Ullmann, Elena Uhlig, Rouven Israel, Merve Aksoy
18+

Logline

A breathtaking thriller based on the real case of the “deadly caregiver”.

After taking several years off to raise her children, Clara Horn returns to her job as a nurse and notices that the daily routine at the clinic has become much tougher. Pressure, stress, and tension are the order of the day. Clara soon realizes, however, that a lot more is going on. Apparently, one of her co-workers is deliberately killing patients. Clara must overcome not only her own doubts, but also the massive resistance of her colleagues, in order to apprehend the perpetrator.

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Meet the director

THE HIPPOCRATIC SILENCE

Esther Gronenborn

Born in Oldenburg in 1968, Esther Gronenborn graduated from the University of Television and Film Munich (HFF) in 1997 and has been a freelance writer and director since then. For two years, she directed music videos and promotional films for DORO Berlin. Her feature-film debut, ALASKA.DE (2001), earned her the Lola for best director as well as various national and international awards. She subsequently directed the youth drama ADIL GEHT (2004), one of three episodes of the film STADT ALS BEUTE (2005), and the mystery-thriller HINTER KAIFECK (2009). Since then, she has focused on making TV movies. Among other things, she has worked on projects for the Berlin Philharmonic and created three interactive feature films on drug prevention in schools. She is a member of the German and European Film Academies, a founding member of Pro Quote Regie, and currently sits on the board of Pro Quote Film. She also volunteers her time for projects such as the German government’s “Demokratie leben!”

Credits

Screenplay: Esther Gronenborn, Sönke Lars Neuwöhner
Director of Photography: Christoph Krauss
Film Editor: Ulrike Leipold
Composer: Gert Wilden
Production Designer: Jörg Baumgarten
Costume Design: Maria Schicker
Sound: Jürgen Göpfert
Sound design: Gini Bialluch
Make-up artist: Anja Drewermann, Mina Ghoraishi
Casting director: Mai Seck
Producer: Kerstin Ramcke
Production Company: Nordfilm GmbH
Executive producer: Nadine Lewerenz
Editor: Nico Grein
TV channel: RTL+