Bild Protagonist Samstag

I Love Being A Patriarch

  • Samstag - Ein Tag mit Bertold Kamm (Working title)
All titles (3)
Documentary | 2009 | Docu | Germany

Shooting data

Number of shooting days6

Project data

Length of movie30
Aspect ratioTV 16:9 (1 : 1,78)
Film negative stockXDCam
Sound formatStereo

    Brief synopsis

    „ I Love Being A Patriarch“ invites you to the home of the former first vice president of Bayerischer Landtag Bertold Kamm. You will spend a day with him and his wife Ruth and you become part of the family. „Are you hungry? Of course you are!“ Ans within a second you are in their kitchen watching them cook and fight and after that you will find yourself eating at the big dining table.

    Bertold will also tell you his story as a contemporary witness of World War II. His time as a prisoner of the GeStaPo, torture and how to keep your belief in human kindness. His life – past, present and future come in front of your eyes. It is about getting old, how to handle age, illness and near death and still there is laugther, joy and the small but essential signs of love which bind Bertold and Ruth for over 60 years now.

    In the beginning, the might be strangers, in the end you will have a hard time to say goodbye to them.


    ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
    Bertold KammBertold Kamm [L]
    Ruth KammRuth Kamm [L]
    Marcel Kamm-KohlMarcel [SR]
    Vanadis Kamm-KohlVanadis [SR]
    Fabian KohlFabian Kohl [SR]


    Director of photographyFabio StollXDCam HD
    1st assistant cameraTim Kuhn
    DirectorLucia Scharbatke
    1st AD (local system)Marie Elisa Scheidt
    EditorLucia Scharbatke
    EditorAnne Keßel
    EditorKnut Karger
    Dramaturgical editing advisorKnut Karger
    Dramaturgical editing advisorAnne Keßel
    Lighting technician / electricianTim Kuhn
    ComposerSami Hammi
    ProducerLucia Scharbatke
    ProducerDaniel Schmidt
    Post production coordinatorChristoph Schuler
    IdeaLucia Scharbatke
    Production sound mixerMarie Elisa Scheidt
    Sound designerClemens Becker
    ConsultantHermann Scharbatke

    Production companies

    Kaamos Film, Lucia Scharbatke GbR [de]


    Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
    Lucia Scharbatke2012Und Bitte! - Filmpreis 2012 HannoverHauptpreisWinner
    Lucia Scharbatke20128. Jahresschau der HFF München3. PublikumspreisWinner