30.09. - 09.10.2021

Under the family tree Germany, Poland 2017 | 92 min | OV with German subtitles | Colour | FF 2017

Constanze Knoche

Since completing her studies, CONSTANZE KNOCHE (*1975) has worked as a freelance director for broadcasters including rbb and ZDF. In 2014, her film Sad Songs of Happiness was shown at FILMFEST HAMBURG.

rated for 0 + years
Because of trouble at school, 16-year old Isabell's single mum persuades her to take part in a self-knowledge seminar in the Sudeten Mountains. What begins as an unusual holiday adventure in an esoteric group, changes when one of the participants has a mental breakdown and disappears. Has the young woman left or is she the victim of a crime? Isabell is alarmed and begins to investigate the seminar and the other members.  Her enquiries are met with a wall of silence. When the mutilated body of the woman who disappeared turns up, Isabell's stay at the wildly romantic resort becomes a nightmare. A densely atmospheric psycho-thriller with impressive photography.
Original title: Die Familie
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: English, German, Polish
Section: 16:9
Language and subtitles: OV with German subtitles
Director: Constanze Knoche
Screenplay: Leis Bagdach, Constanze Knoche
Cast: Stephanie Amarell, Godehard Giese, Karin Hanczewski, Claudia Geisler-Bading, Emma Drogunova, Mirosław Baka
Producer: Leis Bagdach
Director of Photography: Andreas Bergmann
Music: Felix Andriessens
Production Design: Katarzyna Slaska
Editor: Kai Minierski
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Lucas Schmidt, Diana Kraus (ZDF)
Format: dcp
German Distributor: Neufilm GmbH
World Sales: Neufilm GmbH
Production: Neufilm GmbH, ZDF - Das Kleine Fernsehspiel, Avantgarde Film Studio, Cinelight Spółka, LightBurst
Contact: Leis Bagdach, Neufilm:


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