Filmfest 2019

German Age Rating

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Jana completes her training as a medical specialist and is offered an internship at the prestigious Berlin Institute of Forensic Medicine: a dream come true. The dream becomes a nightmare, however, when she is confronted with a number of cases of injured and abused children. Jana discovers firsthand the difficulty in calling those responsible to account and separating the children from their tormentors. When an infant is killed by shaken baby syndrome, it's too much for Jana. Against the advice of her professor and mentor, Kurt Bremer, she becomes actively involved in the circumstances surrounding the baby's mother, her other children, and her boyfriend. In doing so, Jana is breaking the law. She not only risks the opposition of parents and the child welfare office, but also risks endangering herself.

tags: Family, Society, Violence, Guilt, Feature film

Cast: Natalia Belitski, Juergen Maurer, Hanna Hilsdorf, Julius Nitschkoff, Till Patz, Amanda da Gloria, Timur Bartels, Sesede Terziyan, Natascha Paulick


Screenplay: Thorsten Näter

Original Material: Michael Tsokos, Saskia Guddat

Director of Photography: Helmut Pirnat

Film Editor: Simon Blasi

Composer: Annette Focks

Production Designer: Jörg Baumgarten

Costume Design: Nicole Stoll

Sound: Jürgen Göpfert

Producer: Gabriele Lohnert

Production Company: Ziegler Film GmbH & Co. KG

Director: Johannes Fabrick

Editor: Gabriele Heuser

TV channel: Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF)


Johannes Fabrick was born in Vienna in 1958. He studied scriptwriting and film directing at the Filmakademie Wien. Since the mid-1990s, he has directed documentary films and later award-winning feature films. His first feature-length film, BERNHARDINER & KATZ, for example, received the Erich Neuberg Award in 1998; SCHLEUDERTRAUMA (2001) received a Romy, an Austrian award for film and television, in 2004. THE LAST FINE DAY (2011), about a mother who without warning commits suicide, was acclaimed by critics and audiences alike. The film received, among other awards, the Grimme Award as well as the German Television Award in the category of best actor (Wotan Wilke Möhring). The TV drama I NEVER TOLD YOU had its premiere at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2011. Fabrick's films often have Julia Koschitz in the leading role; these include TAKE GOOD CARE OF HIM (which premiered at FILMFEST MÜNCHEN in 2013) about a terminally ill woman who seeks to bring her husband and his ex-wife back together before her death. In 2018, at the 58th TV Festival in Monte Carlo, Fabrick received the Prix Signis for BENEDE.