PUNISHMENT – FERDINAND VON SCHIRACH, BLOCK I
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PUNISHMENT – FERDINAND VON SCHIRACH, BLOCK I

Directed by Mia Spengler (DIE SCHÖFFIN), David Wnendt (EIN HELLBLAUER TAG), Patrick Vollrath (DAS SEEHAUS)

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Director: Mia Spengler (DIE SCHÖFFIN), David Wnendt (EIN HELLBLAUER TAG), Patrick Vollrath (DAS SEEHAUS)
Section: Spotlight
Country: Germany
Year: 2021
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Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Elisabeth Hofmann, Kathrin Angerer (DIE SCHÖFFIN), Jule Böwe, Patrick Joswig (EIN HELLBLAUER TAG), Olli Dittrich, Neshe Demir (DAS SEEHAUS)
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Logline

3 episodes of a high-end German anthology based on short stories by Ferdinand von Schirach about punishment, guilt, justice, and vigilantism.

THE JUROR reaches her emotional limits in her very first trial, with unforeseen consequences.


In A LIGHT BLUE DAY, the story of a suspected murderess told backwards reveals an unexpected answer to the question of guilt.


And in THE LAKE HOUSE as well, passing judgment becomes a challenging affair when a nostalgic loner clashes with the outside world.

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Mia Spengler (DIE SCHÖFFIN), David Wnendt (EIN HELLBLAUER TAG), Patrick Vollrath (DAS SEEHAUS)

David Wnendt (A LIGHT BLUE DAY) shot to fame with his well-researched, stirring drama COMBAT GIRLS (2011). His next film, WETLANDS (2013), drew one million viewers to theaters in Germany. His latest directorial work, THE SUNLIT NIGHT (2019), features a top-class international cast centered around Gillian Anderson.


In her first feature film, BACK FOR GOOD (2017), Mia Spengler (THE JUROR) demonstrated great sensitivity for characters on the fringes of contemporary society. This multiple award-winning film was nominated for the German Film Award. For Netflix, she most recently directed the first episodes of the second season of HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE (FAST).

Patrick Vollrath (THE LAKE HOUSE) attended the Film Academy Vienna under Michael Haneke, among others. He presented his graduation film EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY at the short film competition in Cannes in 2015 and received the Student Academy Award in bronze for it that same year. In 2016, EVERYTHING WILL BE OKAY was nominated for an Oscar in the category of best short film. Vollrath had his feature-film debut in 2019 with the gripping thriller 7500, which premiered at the Locarno Film Festival.

Credits

Screenplay: Mia Spengler, Brix Vincent Koethe, David Wnendt, Patrick Vollrath
Original Material: Ferdinand von Schirach
Director of Photography: Zamarin Wahdat (DIE SCHÖFFIN), Jieun Yi (EIN HELLBLAUER TAG), Jürgen Jürges (DAS SEEHAUS)
Producer: Jan Ehlert, Sarah Kirkegaard, Susanne Hildebrand (Ausführende Produzentin)
Production Company: Moovie GmbH
Executive producer: Oliver Berben
World Sales: Wild Bunch
Editor: Brigitte Kohnert
TV channel: RTL+ , Vox