Film - New German TV Productions


Directed by Hannu Salonen


Director: Hannu Salonen
Section: New German TV Productions
Country: Germany
Year: 2024
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Heiner Lauterbach, Klaus Steinbacher, Désirée Nosbusch, Milena Tscharntke, Anja Herden


A world premiere: An impressive political thriller based on a popular novel by Peter Grandl.

When his daughter is killed by neo-Nazis, Holocaust survivor Ephraim Zamir captures the assailants and invites Internet users to decide their fate. The fortified medieval tower where the murderers are kept becomes the focal point of a clash between far-right extremists, protesters, and the media.

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

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Photocredits: Jürgen Olczyk


  • After the film: Q&A with Hannu Salonen and team

    ASTOR Astor Kino
  • After the film: Q&A with Thomas Peter Friedl and team

    HFF Audimax

Meet the director


Hannu Salonen

Hannu Salonen was born in Finland in 1972. He studied film at the Berlin Film Academy (dffb) and graduated in 1999 with his award-winning debut film, DOWNHILL CITY. Since then, he has routinely worked on TV series such as TATORT and POLIZEIRUF 110. He also shot the historical thriller DIE HEBAMME (2014) as well as the series SCHULD (2015), based on a book by Ferdinand von Schirach. His ARD miniseries OKTOBERFEST 1900 was aired in 2020.


Screenplay: Christian Limmer, Peter Grandl
Original Material: Peter Grandl
Director of Photography: Felix Cramer
Film Editor: Ronny Mattas, Simon Gutknecht, Petra Scherer
Composer: Martina Eisenreich, Michael Kadelbach
Production Designer: Christian Kettler
Costume Design: Bettina C. Proske
Sound: Attila Makai
Sound design: Stephan Liepe
Make-up artist: Kurosch Akhavan, Sabine Hehnen-Wild
Showrunner: Thomas Peter Friedl
Casting director: Franziska Aigner
Producer: Thomas Peter Friedl, Bettina Bartl (Producer)
Production Company: The Amazing Film Company GmbH
Co-Producer: Susanne Schildknecht, Manuela Stacke
Co-Production Company: Paramount Television International Studios