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One Step Away from the Abyss

OT: Ein Schritt zum Abgrund

Alexander Dierbach // Germany, 2021
TV Series // FF2022



A fragile commodity called trust. Jana (Petra Schmidt-Schaller) and her husband Christian (Florian Stetter) have a happy marriage. Together with their daughter Lotta (Tilda Wunderlich) they have a lovely house in Husum, where he works as a project developer and she as a doctor with her own practice. But everything changes when one morning Jana finds a long blonde hair on her husband’s scarf: she starts to doubt Christian’s fidelity. She secretly checks her husband’s mobile phone and his e-Mails – and finds: nothing! Only when she searches his car, does she discover a secret that shakes her to the core… A gripping thriller based on the successful British TV series Dr. Foster.


ALEXANDER DIERBACH (*1979 in Málaga) studied at the Munich Film and TV School, then made numerous episodes for TV series, including Polizeiruf 110, Tatort, Helen Dorn. His TV film Wo ist die Liebe hin? was shown in 2021 at FILMFEST HAMBURG.


Ein Schritt zum Abgrund

TV Series





90 min


Alexander Dierbach

Britta Stöckle (nach einer Vorlage von Mike Bartlett)

Petra Schmidt-Schaller, Florian Stetter, Tilda Wunderlich, Valerie Huber, Neda Rahmanian, Tilo Nest, Johann von Bülow, Tessa Mittelstaedt, Anna Loos, Oliver Stokowski, Hermann Beyer

Christiane Ruff, Joke Kromschröder, Peter Fröhlich

Ian Blumers

Andreas Wölki

Nina Meister & Nathalie Pürzer

Fabian Römer

Ellen Latz

Andreas Janczyk

Iris Baumüller

Diane Wurzschmitt, Christoph Pellander

BBCW (BBC Worldwide Limited)

ITV Studios Germany GmbH im Auftrag von ARD Degeto für die ARD

ITV Studios Germany GmbH, Ulrike Funk: ulrike.funk@itvstudios.de


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