Civil Servants
Filmfest 2015

German Age Rating

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Young police officers are supposed to enforce the law and suppress their personal opinions. After their training, protected by bullet proof vests, shields and a gun, they are sent out on the streets. This documentary accompanies students at a German police academy over the course of their first year.
A remote location in Saxony-Anhalt. Real-life simulations and practice at the shooting range are the preparation for the second phase of their training - going out on the streets and facing the real world.
It's their first year at the academy and on the beat, and these young men and women are often confronted with realities that take them to their limits.
This documantary takes an uncensored look at the German police for the very first time.

tags: Documentary, Essay, Society, Justice

With: (Dokumentarfilm) Kathrin Cruz, Patrick Ehrlich, Christian Franke, Viktor Seletsky, Ann-Kathrin Krauß


Screenplay: Marie Wilke

Director of Photography: Alexander Gheorghiu

Film Editor: Stefan Oliveira-Pita, Jan Soldat, Marie Wilke

Sound: Uwe Bossenz

Producer: Matthias Miegel

Production Company: Kundschafter Filmproduktion

Co-Production Company: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF), ARTE

Distributor: Zorro Film GmbH

Director: Marie Wilke