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In the name of my son

OT: Im Namen meines Sohnes

Damir Lukačević // Germany, 2015
TV Series // FF2015
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Claus Jansen experiences the inconceivable: his 12-year old son disappears without trace from his boarding school and is then found murdered. As the police don’t seem all that committed to their enquiries, the father sets out to try and find the sex offender and is successful, albeit many years later. The film is based on the true story of Ulrich Jahr, whose son was the first victim of the “man in the mask” in 1992. After murdering three boys and abusing dozens of others, he was caught in 2011. One of the most disturbing cases in recent German criminal history.


DAMIR LUKAČEVIĆ (*1966 in Zagreb) studied at the dffb in Berlin and has since worked as a screenplay writer and director for cinema and TV, most recently Transfer (2008), and Your Son’s Killer, which was shown in 2015 in FILMFEST HAMBURG s TV section.


Im Namen meines Sohnes

TV Series





89 min


Damir Lukačević

Damir Lukačević

Tobias Moretti, Inka Friedrich, Maxim Mehmet, Merlin Rose, Eugen Knecht, Marc Zwinz, Finn Fiebig

Ulrich Stiehm, Marco Del Bianco

Jörg Widmer

Uta Schmidt

Ingo Ludwig Frenzel

Tom Hornig

Katharina Dufner, Caroline von Senden (ZDF)

Beta Film GmbH

Jumping Horse Film GmbH für ZDF

Ulrich Stiehm, Jumping Horse Film GmbH: produktion@jumpinghorsefilm.de

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