30.09. - 09.10.2021

Bernd - Pictures of an Announced Death Germany 2018 | 69 min | OV | Colour | FF 2018

Dietrich Duppel

DIETRICH DUPPEL (*1961) works as an independent film-maker in Hamburg and makes mainly documentaries and features for public service TV.

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DOCUMENTARY The diagnosis: a brain tumour. Bernd asks the director to accompany him and make a film about his illness. A moving story about not waiting another minute to realize your dreams.  
For a year, documentary film-maker Dietrich Duppel filmed his friend Bernd. In hospital, during radiotherapy and MRI. They attend a friend's wedding, go on one final sailing trip, visit Bernd's home town of Eckernförde, move into the palliative care home and the hospice. They have conversations – about life and death. Bernd is busy making plans when the cancer returns.
Original title: Bernd - Bilder eines angekündigten Todes
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: German
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Dietrich Duppel
Screenplay: Dietrich Duppel
Cast: Bernd Sievert
Producer: Timo Großpietsch
Director of Photography: Dietrich Duppel
Music: Ben Lukas Boysen
Production Design:
Editor: Andreas von Huene, Jens Greuner
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor: Timo Großpietsch
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: NDR
Production: NDR
Contact: Timo Großpietsch, NDR:


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