Feature Film | 2019-2020 | Drama | Germany
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Brief synopsis

Monika is in her late forties and works as a freelance curator in Frankfurt. Her sharp tongue and witty comebacks often get her into trouble. When Monika unintentionally gets caught up in a raid near the train station, she makes the acquaintance of Josef, a Congolese businessman. He's about 38 years old, though neither he nor anyone else knows for sure. Josef is a diamond dealer and is looking for people to invest in a mine in Congo, but in the meantime he keeps himself afloat with various import/export ventures. He can speak five languages and is applying for asylum – though he constantly struggles against the stigmatization and bureaucratic obstacles he faces. Their coincidental encounter leads to a passionate love affair between two people whose lives could hardly be more different. And although they both believe they can fight the world together like "Bonnie and Clyde", a feeling of mutual mistrust gradually develops. Slowly but surely, their relationship turns into a battle ground for post-colonial conflicts.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Ursula StraussUrsula Strauss [L]
PassiJosef [L]
Alexander E. FennonNotar [GS]
Christa PaschGaleristin [BP]


Production accountantJolanka Höhn
Director of photographyJenny Lou Ziegel
Additional photographyRaban Jakob Friedrich
Steadicam operatorOliver Kreutner
Steadicam operatorMax Zaher
1st assistant cameraMatthias 'Matze' Börner
2nd assistant cameraChristian Öhl
DIT digital imaging technicianClemens WolfartOn-Set Dailies Grading in ACES // AVID Project Prep
Camera traineeJonathan Schreiber
Casting directorUlrike Müller
Assistant costume designerInes Krüger
WardrobeLea Sommer
WardrobeValentina Dolce
Additional wardrobeIna Conrad
DirectorLisa Bierwirth
1st AD (local system)Sven Kämmerer
Trainee director's departmentSebastian Schultze
Script supervisor traineeLuise Schmerbach
Key/dolly gripRaban Jakob Friedrich
Best boyTom SperlingBHFSVRTL
Additional electricianGustavo Nagel
ProducerJonas Dornbach
ProducerJanine Jackowski
ProducerMaren Ade
Production designerMarie-Luise Balzer
Prop masterMarie-Catherine Theiler
Standby propsJutta Saas
Location scoutIris Czak
Location scoutYvonne Wassong
Line producerBen von Dobeneck
Unit production managerValeska Bochow
Production coordinatorKaren Bornkessel
Assistant production managerIsabella Nnaji
Location managerJohannes SchuchardtBerlin
Location managerAmelie KesslerFrankfurt
Set manager/ floor managerDothias Wörner
Assistant location managerNikolai Fischer
Assistant set/floor managerMichael Ament
Production driverJens ItterBerlin
ScreenwriterHannes Held
ScreenwriterLisa Bierwirth
Boom operatorOliver Göbel
Commissioning editorClaudia TronnierZDF

Production companies

Komplizen Film GmbH [de]
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel [de]Koproduktion


Extras/Bit PlayerAgentur filmissimo Inh. Antje MewsKomparsen und Specials Berlin
Finance/Law/Insuranceadag Payroll Services GmbHKomparsenabrechnung
Production Servicesbloc inc filmservice GmbH+ Trailer & Base generator & Equipment
Costumesco.co costume servicesKB: Sandra Ernst
CostumesCOMME des COSTUMESKB: Sandra Ernst
CostumesPATIN-A SHOP GmbHCostume supplies
Vehicles and aircraftsBerlin City CopsPolice, Police Officer


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Hannes Held2019Deutscher Drehbuchpreis [de]Bestes unverfilmtes DrehbuchNominated
Lisa Bierwirth2019Deutscher Drehbuchpreis [de]Bestes unverfilmtes DrehbuchNominated