Filmfest 2018

German Age Rating

Film Website

Papa was a head physician, a widower, a Parkinson's patient and a bon vivant. Now that he's dead, his estranged children fear nothing more than the possibility that his Hungarian nurse and mistress might collect his inheritance. The mourning phase quickly passes, while the search for the will takes a lot longer. There's enough time for everyone to get in each other's hair and for tempers to fly — until Papa's attorney, the incarnation of what the younger generation despises, takes his place at the deathbed.

tags: Memories, Family, Feature film, Death

Cast: Leslie Malton, Herbert Knaup, Joachim Król, Michael Rotschopf, Dominic Raacke, Brigitte Zeh, Mathieu Carriére


Screenplay: Karl Heinz Käfer

Original Material: Karl-Heinz Ott

Director of Photography: Michael Schreitel

Film Editor: Julia Karg

Composer: Jacki Engelken

Production Designer: Benedikt Herforth

Costume Design: Susanne Fiedler

Sound: Jerome Burkhard

Producer: Ernst Ludwig Ganzert

Production Company: EIKON Media GmbH

Director: Niki Stein

Editor: Brigitte Dithard

TV channel: Südwestrundfunk (SWR)


Niki Stein was born Nikolaus Stein von Kamienski in Essen in 1961. He studied in Bonn and Berlin, finally majoring in film direction under Hark Bohm and Alexander Mita in Hamburg. He works mainly for television, has directed numerous episodes of the series TATORT, and presented his family drama VATER MUTTER MÖRDER at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2011.