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Feature Film | 2021-2022 | Drama | Germany

Shooting data

Start of shooting16/04/2021
End of shooting30/05/2021
Filming regionsGermany - Berlin, Germany - Brandenburg

Project data

Film financing
Length of movie1h 33min
Aspect ratioCinemascope (1 : 2,39)
Distribution formatDCP
Sound formatDolby SRD / Dolby digital (5.1, 6 channels)

Brief synopsis

Mother and daughter - both come from the GDR, one experienced it, the other did not. Tamara (Linda Pöppel) was born in 1990. Like many of the younger east-german generation, she left her homeland and only comes to visit for her milestone birthday. But everything that seemed secure crumbles within a few days: Tamara's father is killed. And still in shock, the whole family story turns out to be a life lie. Everything was a fabrication, but it happened. What remains are Tamara and her mother Barbara (Lina Wendel). The two struggle to maintain their relationship, which cannot be detached from the social developments in which the family arose, grew and disintegrated. Now Tamara has to face what she has been running away from: her own history.
Largely autobiographical, Jonas Ludwig Walter tells the story from the perspective of the post-reunification generation.


ActorRole nameVoice actor / SpeakerVoice actor
Linda PöppelTamara [L]
Lina WendelBarbara [L]
Jörg WitteKarl [L]
David BredinRico [L]
Axel WernerWinnie [SR]
Andreas Schmidt-SchallerErwin [SR]
Michaela Winterstein
Ines [SR]
Michael SpechtMicha [SR]
Mai-Phuong KollathPhuong [SR]
Jannik HinschGutachter [BP]
Steffen C. JürgensBestatter [BP]
Anna Marie LehmannJessy [BP]


ColoristAna Izquierdo
Director of photographyYuri Salvador
2nd unit dopTom Keller
Steadicam operatorLucas Heinze
Steadicam operatorMarc Voigt
1st assistant cameraFrieder Unselt
10 DT, Atlas Orion 2x Anamorph
10 DT, Atlas Orion 2x Anamorph
1st assistant cameraGianni Piechota
1st assistant cameraDavid Oliver Gaiser
Alexa Mini, Atlas Orion Anamorphic
Alexa Mini, Atlas Orion Anamorphic
DIT digital imaging technicianJasper Sörns
Costume designerSophie Leypold
Assistant costume designerMomo Trang
DirectorJonas Ludwig Walter
1st AD (local system)Elena Luca Denfeld
1st AD (local system)Josua Tobias Krüger
complete preparation + 18 SD
complete preparation + 18 SD
EditorRonja Selle
Key gripChristoffer Schulz
Key gripThomas "Thommy" Hofmann
Car Rig Add.
Car Rig Add.
GafferLéo Saller
From day 19 on.
From day 19 on.
GafferArne Weiß
Lighting technician / electricianSebastian Trübner
25 DT
25 DT
Lighting technician / electricianQuirin Bellmann
25 DT
25 DT
Makeup artist / hair stylistPowla Baginski
Makeup artist / hair stylistJuliane Schulz
ComposerBertolt Pohl
ProducerNora Gleich
ProducerFelix Schwegler
Production designerCarl Seifert
Assistant production designerPaul Schille
Set decoratorAnnelie Siems
Assistant set decoratorAnn Christin Pietsch
Prop masterJana Boenisch
Standby propsMaria Jende
Assistant production managerGila I. Beros
Unit manager (local system)Hana Petersen
Set manager/ floor managerLotte Ruf
first block
first block
Assistant set/floor managerJuri Pokorny
Assistant set/floor managerPhiline Jo Hammon
ScreenwriterKarsten Laske
ScreenwriterMareike Almedom
ScreenwriterJonas Ludwig Walter
Production sound mixerMoritz Zuchantke
Adr recordistCaroline Micol Loguercio
Dialogue editorTill Aldinger
Foley editorTill Aldinger
Stunt coordinatorSteven Lehmann
Stunt coordinatorArmin Sauer
Commissioning editorJörg Schneider [1]
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
ZDF/Das kleine Fernsehspiel
Supporting professor / coachGergana Voigt

Production companies

Jost Hering Filme [de]
ZDF - Das kleine Fernsehspiel [de]
Filmuniversität Babelsberg Konrad Wolf [de]

Distribution / Sales companies

Jost Hering Filme [de]


Production ServicesPreProducer Software UG


Award winnerYearAwardCategory 
Jonas Ludwig Walter2024Grimme Award [de]
Linda Pöppel2023Neiße Filmfestival [de]
Best Actress
Best ActressWinner
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Achtung Berlin Film Festival [de]
Feature Film Competition
Feature Film CompetitionNominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Filmz - Festival des deutschen Kinos [de]
Fiction Film (German: Spielfilm)
Fiction Film (German: Spielfilm)Nominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Max Ophüls Preis Film Festival [de]
Best Feature Film
Best Feature FilmNominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Filmkunstfest Mecklenburg Vorpommern [de]
Förderpreis - Gedreht in MV
Förderpreis - Gedreht in MVWinner
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Moving History - Festival des historischen Films
Best Feature Film
Best Feature FilmNominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Willkommen zuhause - Filmfestival Bernau
Best Feature Film
Best Feature FilmNominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023Braunschweig Int. Film Festival [de]
Neue deutschsprachige Filme
Neue deutschsprachige FilmeNominated
Jonas Ludwig Walter2023FilmFestival Cottbus [de]
Sektion Spectrum
Sektion SpectrumNominated


2023GermanyAchtung Berlin Film Festival
2023GermanyMoving History - Festival des historischen Films
2023GermanyFilmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
2023GermanyNeiße Filmfestival
2023GermanyWillkommen zuhause. Filmfestival Bernau
2023GermanyFilmfestival Max Ophüls Preis
2023GermanyFilmFestival Cottbus
2023GermanyFilmz - Festival des deutschen Kinos
2023GermanyFilmkunstfest Mecklenburg Vorpommern
2023GermanyBraunschweig Int. Film Festival
Neue deutschsprachige Filme
Neue deutschsprachige Filme


TypeCountryStationDate / TimeComment
First showingGermanyZDF [de]Monday, 11/12/2023, 11.59 PM

Cinema releases and premieres

Theatre releaseGermanySunday, 19/11/2023limited (in selected cinemas)
PremiereWednesday, 25/01/2023Max Ophüls Festival