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The Invisible Ones

OT: Die Unsichtbaren

Matthias Freier // Germany, 2023
Documentary Feature // FF2023



DOCU-FICTION Marianne Atzeroth-Freier once brought the »acid-barrel murderer« to justice. In a mix of archive material and re-enacted scenes, the film reconstructs the difficult investigation Atzeroth-Freier had to pursue in a male-dominated environment. In the 1990s, as one of the first women in the Hamburg Police’s homicide division, Atzeroth-Freier solved one of the most gruesome murders in German history. If anything, by chance. When approached by a mother whose daughter has disappeared, she decides to get involved. On the search for the missing person, she repeatedly comes across inconsistencies within the police’s investigation. But she keeps going – until she achieves the breakthrough.


MATTHIAS FREIER (*1969 in Hamburg) studied Philosophy and Film and has for years been successful making commercials and music videos. Marianne Atzeroth-Freier is his stepmother and he worked on this film about her for more than 20 years.



Die Unsichtbaren

Documentary Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2023



97 min


Matthias Freier

Matthias Freier

Protagonist·innen: Constanze Andree, Cornelia Uetrecht, Claudia Haarbrücker, Andreas Lohmeyer, Elke Lorenz u.a.

Alexander Eckert, Dietmar Güntsche, Svenja Albers, Naėmi Eckert

Kay Madsen

Stephan Konken

Marielle Pohlmann

Therese Strasser

Anja Pietruschka


OneGate Media

Rejell GmbH

Neue Bioskop

Rejell GmbH, Matthias Freier: freier@rejell.com


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