The selection ranges from the excellent feature film BAUMBACHER SYNDROME to the true-crime series SCHWARZER SCHATTEN – SERIENMORD IM KRANKENHAUS and the report BREMENS JUWEL – DIE BÖTTCHERSTRASSE.
The opening film of the 52nd Hofer Filmtage 2019 (Director & Screenplay Gregory Kirchhoff) is currently available on Netflix and tells the story of TV presenter Damian Baumbacher (Tobias Moretti), who wakes up one morning with an unusually deep voice that attracts international attention. While abroad, Baumbacher wants to escape the sudden media frenzy but then has completely different problems. In addition to Tobias Moretti, the cast includes László Branko Breiding, Ingvild Deila,Elit İşcan, Karoline Schuch, Kaweh Modiri, Richard Sammel and Moretti in front of Dino von Wintersdorff’s camera.
Black Shadow – Serial Murder in the Hospital
In four episodes, the Sky original series in co-production with Radio Bremen and directed by Steffen Hudemann, Liz Wieskerstrauch, and Stjepan Klein reveals the enormous dimension of the case Niels Högel and opens a view into a shattering abyss. The male nurse killed 91 people in the Oldenburg and Delmenhorst hospitals between 2000 and 2005. The number of unreported cases of his murders is estimated to be many times higher.
Bremen’s Jewel – The Böttcherstraße
Where in the Middle Ages coopers (barrel makers) were at home, today it is mainly tourists who wander through the just 110 meters long Böttcherstraße. The report by Anke Kültür, currently still in the ARD media library, portrays the secret main street of the Hanseatic city of Bremen and its inhabitants. Whether goldsmith, coffee roaster, film music composer, or gastronomy – 120 people live and work in Böttcherstraße.