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The Beginning of Something

OT: Der Anfang von etwas

Thomas Berger // Germany, 2018
TV Series // FF2018
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A woman between reality and insanity: a sensitively told psychological drama based on a story by Siegfried Lenz. Anne Hoppe (Ina Weisse), meteorologist at the maritime weather office in Hamburg, has spent the last year mourning her dead husband Harry (Juergen Maurer) who died in the sinking of a container ship. His body was never found. At a memorial service, Anne suddenly imagines she sees her husband among the guests. At first, she thinks she’s hallucinating. But when her house is broken into and she spots the intruder as he escapes, Anna is certain: it is Harry. As the police won’t take her seriously, she decides to begin her own investigation.


THOMAS BERGER (*1959) has made numerous successful films for TV, including Siegfried Lenz adaptations like Die Flut ist pünktlich (2014), which was also shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG His last film, shown last year, was Angst – Der Feind in meinem Haus.


Der Anfang von etwas

TV Series





89 min


Thomas Berger

Mathias Klaschka

Ina Weisse, Juergen Maurer, Franziska Hartmann, Hinnerk Schönemann, Gaby Dohm, Hansjürgen Hürrig, Johann von Bülow, Johannes Klaußner, Catrin Striebeck, Mark Zak u.a.

Jutta Lieck-Klenke

Frank Küpper

Ilana Goldschmidt, Sanjeev Hathiramani

Christoph Zirngibl

Thorsten Lau

Daniel Blum

ZDF Enterprises

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