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Directed by Dirk Kummer


Director: Dirk Kummer
Section: New German TV Productions
Country: Germany
Year: 2023
Language: German
Version: Original version
Cast: Adele Neuhauser, Eva Mattes, Hayal Kaya, Ulrich Noethen, Riccardo Campione
18+ (no age rating)


A world premiere: A powerful family tragedy about misconceptions and true identities.

After more than 40 years, Josefa returns to her parents’ farm in the village she’d once stormed out of. Back then, she was still Josef. Now she lives as a woman. A lot has changed since then, and she must confront her memories, especially concerning Petra, to whom she was once married. Unexpressed emotions and misunderstandings flare up.

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Photocredits: Jaqueline Krause-Burberg


  • After the film: Q&A with Dirk Kummer and team

    Gloria Palast
  • After the film: Q&A with Dirk Kummer and team

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Meet the director


Dirk Kummer

Dirk Kummer was a master student of performing arts at the Academy of Arts in East Berlin while also studying film directing at the HFF Konrad Wolf and acting at the Ernst Busch Academy in Berlin. His first role in a film was in COMING OUT, which earned a Silver Bear at the 1990 Berlinale. His first film as a director, GESCHLECHT: WEIBLICH, received the German Television Award for Ulrike Krumbiegel’s performance as best actress in 2003.


Screenplay: Uli Brée
Director of Photography: Joe Berger, Alex Püringer
Film Editor: Jens Müller, Thomas Krause
Composer: Johannes Repka
Production Designer: Debora Reischmann
Costume Design: Katja Krannich
Sound: Gunnar Voigt
Sound design: Markus Sternbauer
Make-up artist: Mechthild Schmitt, Amelie Hartwig
Casting director: Siegfried Wagner
Producer: Anna Oeller, Luisa Lioi (Producer)
Production Company: Bavaria Fiction GmbH
Editor: Claudia Simionescu
TV channel: BR