GERMANY 101 MIN, 2022
The filmmakers meet Stefan in 2015, in the therapy ward of Brandenburg Prison. Their first impression is of a polite, shy man. A warder tells them he is an ice-cold woman-killer. The filmmakers follow Stefan through the last years of his term. Truth and falsehood blend in a cascade of presumption.
Chris was born in the Northern English town of Bolton, studied in Cambridge and then at film school in Babelsberg. Since the mid-90s, he's lived in Berlin, working as an editor and documentary- maker. His recent credits include Salomé Jashi's TAMING THE GARDEN (Sundance, Berlinale Forum 2021) and Thomas Heise's HEIMAT IS A SPACE IN TIME, which won him a nomination for the VG Bildkunst Editing Award. In 2017 he won the German Camera Prize in the category best feature-length editing for Susanne Binninger's FIGHTER. He teaches the documentary course at the German Film and Television Academy (dffb) and works as editing consultant on documentaries and fiction films.
Stefan was borb in 1972 in Halle an der Saale/GDR. Kolbe worked as a newspaper photographer and journalist and studied at Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen Konrad Wolf in Potsdam-Babelsberg. He works as a freelance documentary-maker and cameraman and lives in Franzigmark, Berlin and Uckermark.
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