Filmfest 2005

The airship casts its long shadow over three generations of a southern German family: Why did Robert Silcher, crew member of the LZ 129 Hindenburg, die at Lakehurst on May 7, 1937? In order to complete the account his father set down in a notebook now mildewed and yellowed with age, Matthias Silcher begins researching the story of his grandfather, Robert, a member of the Hindenburg crew who died when the airship went up in flames. His search for clues leads him to the Zeppelin Museum in Friedrichshafen and Robert‘s former colleague Karl Semmle, a grumpy old man who is anything but delighted to see the amateur family historian...

tags: Feature film

Cast: Alexander May, Olaf Rauschenbach, Agnieszka Piwowarska, Christoph Bach, Hendrik Massute


Director: Gordian Maugg