Brief synopsis

When their home in Munich is bombed out, Anna and her son Felix seek sanctuary in Anna’s childhood village in Bavaria. Her neighbour Feik was Anna’s old schoolfriend and is now a loyal Nazi, the local bigwig who keeps the whole village in line. Anna has a tough time fitting in and playing the convinced National Socialist. Felix, though, feels drawn increasingly to his new friends Karri, Martha and Tofan, and Feik’s speeches also impress him. As a city boy he wants to fit in – at all cost!

When Feik informs Anna and Felix that her husband and his father Bernd is dead, they are devastated. While Anna mourns and secretly blames the Nazis for Bernd’s death, Felix experiences what it means to be the son of a fallen hero. Suddenly he belongs, suddenly he is somebody in the village! Then one day while playing with his friends in a sawmill, Felix discovers a deserter. They all agree: the man must be reported. What Felix doesn’t know, however, is that the deserter is his father.

The film is based on the childhood memories of the scriptwriter Josef Einwanger.
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Cast

ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Xari WimbauerFelix [L]
Lisa Wagner
Anna [L]
Philipp HochmairFeik [L]
Hans LöwBernd [L]
Luis VorbachKarri [L]
David BenkovitchTofan [L]
Hannah HaggMartha [L]
Barbara RomanerN.N. [SR]
Johann SchulerN.N. [SR]
Thomas FrankN.N. [SR]
Agathe TaffertshoferN.N. [SR]
Kathrin Anna Stahl
Hilde Kaleder [SR]
Nikolai WillSS Mann 1 [SR]
Kai GroenwaldSA Mann [SR]
Rolf HeutmannSS Mann 2 [BP]

Crew

ActivityNameComment
Production accountantPetra Lacoste Aleman
Vfx producerTabea Chadalakian Kurz
Post production supervisorJochen Gottlöber
Vfx supervisorDavid Laubsch
Title designerAndy Bittner
ColoristAljoscha Hoffmann
Dailies coloristJohannes Pfau
Director of photographyTim Kuhn
Drone camera operatorMatthias Schwinn
1st assistant cameraFelix Laicher
2nd assistant cameraSimon 'Willi' Hummel
Data wrangler / digital loaderJonas Meyer [1]
Sony Venice
Sony Venice
Video assist/playback operatorJonas Meyer [1]
Still photographerJürgen Olczyk
Casting directorFranziska Aigner
Casting director (children)Anne Walcher
Costume designerWalter Schwarzmeier
Assistant costume designerGabriele Bahmer
WardrobeIna Mirimanian
Additional wardrobeAndrea Brinkmann
Additional wardrobeRenate Högel
Additional wardrobeSabine Anders [1]
Additional wardrobeLisa Reuter
Costume design traineeHenriette Wegmann
DirectorChristian Lerch
1st AD (local system)Elliot Eckmann
1945
1945
2nd AD crowd (local system)Robin Schu
+ Casting Extras
+ Casting Extras
Script continuityKatharina 'Kati' Anner
historisch 1945
historisch 1945
EditorValesca Peters
Assistant editorDaniela Schramm Moura
only for deliveries after picture lock
only for deliveries after picture lock
Assistant editorBeatrice Festerling
GafferJosef Wollinger
Best boyPeter Rasch
Lighting technician / electricianNikolaus Pirchtner
Lighting technician / electricianSamuel Goehr
Tageweise
Tageweise
Lighting assistantFanny Burkhardt
Lighting traineeLisa Heimerl
Makeup artist / hair stylistTanja Holznagel
Makeup artist / hair stylistAnette Keiser
Additional make up artistSandra Lipps
Additional make up artistSandra Grabmann
ComposerMartin Probst
ProducerRobert Marciniak
ProducerJulia Rappold
Production designerJohannes Sternagel
Assistant production designerCosima Krubasik
historisch 1945
historisch 1945
Art department assistantNils-Thore Grundke
Prop masterLisa Wirth
Standby propsAlbrecht 'Ali' Hartmann
historisch 1945
historisch 1945
Set dresserLisa Kumpf
Set builderFlorian Schafarschik
Set builderMichael Adam [1]
Stand by set builderFabian Schmelzeisen
Scenic painterNicole Day
Graphic artistEva Hartmann [1]
Graphic artistLaura Sitter
Fotovorproduktionen und Fotomontagen
Fotovorproduktionen und Fotomontagen
Prop handSabane Sesar-Fersch
Property driverManfred Harth
+ Set-Dec-Fahrer
+ Set-Dec-Fahrer
Line producerThomas Blieninger
Film financing coordinatorJochen Gottlöber
Assistant to line producerValentina Huber
Production managerVeronika Neuber
Assistant production managerAndreas Günther
Unit managerDavid Müller
Set manager/ floor managerAnika Drodtloff
Assistant set/floor managerTim Fabian Bartel
Production driverJonah Löffler
Production driverLeon Hellmann
1DT Zusatz
1DT Zusatz
Production driverFabian Carl
Set runnerSilvia Grabmayr
Set runnerValerie Stangl
Set runnerDeliah Luger
ScreenwriterJoseph Einwanger
ScreenwriterChristian Lerch
Production sound mixerMichael Vetter
Boom operatorKlaus Hobby
Sound re-recording mixerBenedikt Uebe
Sound designerMarco Hanelt
Foley recordistUwe Zillner
Foley editorMarco Hanelt
Foley artistUwe Zillner
Special effects supervisorDirk Lange
Special effects technicianSebastian Bulst
Special effects technicianHelmut Neudorfer
ArmorerRainer Metz
Stunt coordinatorTim Vetter
Koordination für Kinder, Klettern, Laufen, Fahrradsturz
Koordination für Kinder, Klettern, Laufen, Fahrradsturz
Stunt coordinatorHolger Kriechel
Commissioning editorIna Werner
Commissioning editorDr. Irene Wellershoff
Caterer (cook on set)Anna Frenzel
Child supervisorSilvia Willmy
Child supervisorVolker Petters

Production companies

CompanyComment
Lieblingsfilm GmbH [de]
ZDF - Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen [de]
coproduction
coproduction
Schwabenlandfilm GmbH [de]
coproduction
coproduction

Facilities

DepartmentCompanyComment
Cameras and UtilitiesKameraverleih Licht & Ton KLT GmbH (formerly LTGV)
Sony Venice & P+S Evolutions KOWA
Sony Venice & P+S Evolutions KOWA
Cameras and UtilitiesP+S TECHNIK GmbH
Evolution 2X
Evolution 2X
Extras/Bit PlayerDu Bist Film GmbH
Kleindarsteller
Kleindarsteller
StuntsStunts Universal - Holger Kriechel
Lighting and Utilities4rent GmbH
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbH
Komparsenabrechnung
Komparsenabrechnung
Finance/Law/InsuranceHowden Caninenberg GmbH (formerly Caninenberg & Schouten GmbH)
Versicherung
Versicherung
Production ConsultingPfisterer Safetyculture
Occupational safety specialist
Occupational safety specialist
Production ServicesCP/Sicherheit
Setwache
Setwache
Production Servicesfilmobil
Aufenthaltsmobile, mobile Toiletten, Teamaufenthalt
Aufenthaltsmobile, mobile Toiletten, Teamaufenthalt
Production ServicesFilmservice Wallner
Halteverbote, Absperrungen, Blocker
Halteverbote, Absperrungen, Blocker
Production ServicesHerz Medicalgroup
SetMedic & Wasserrettung
SetMedic & Wasserrettung
Production ServicesPausenlos Catering
CostumesGrizzly Filmbau GmbH
CostumesKostümverleih Johann Vogl [de]
KB: Walter Schwarzmeier
KB: Walter Schwarzmeier
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbH
Costume supplies
Costume supplies
CostumesTheaterkunst GmbH Kostümausstattung
KB: Walter Schwarzmeier
KB: Walter Schwarzmeier
Makeup and HairDHS Filmservice GmbH
Maskenmobil
Maskenmobil
Makeup and HairJOLA-Rent
PropsPeinelt-Motors
Flakgeschütz
Flakgeschütz
PropsSonnewald
Requisiten
Requisiten
Vehicles and aircraftsFritz Rössler
Spielfahrzeug
Spielfahrzeug
Vehicles and aircraftsHistoric-Car
US Army Truck Dodge WC 51 / Flugzeugteile / US Fallschirm
US Army Truck Dodge WC 51 / Flugzeugteile / US Fallschirm
Film Processing/TransfersCinePostproduction GmbH
Sound (Postproduction)Wavefront Studios GmbH

Awards

Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Aljoscha Hoffmann2022EnergaCamerImage [pl]Spotlight Filmlight Colour AwardsWinner
Christian Lerch2023Preis der Deutschen Filmkritik [de]Best Children's FilmNominated

Festivals

YearCountryFestivalComment
2021PolandKids Kino IFFMain Competition
2021LuxembourgLuxemburg City Film Festival
2020GermanySchlingel - Int. Film Festival

Cinema

TypeCountryDateComment
Theatre releasePolandFriday, 10/06/2022
Theatre releaseGermanyThursday, 28/04/2022