Graduation film 2007 of the ifs internationale filmschule köln
Germany 2007 | 23 Min. | Feature Film

On a dark night, an escape attempt from the GDR across the Baltic Sea fails in a terrible way. A little girl remains abandoned and traumatized. These are the memory fragments that torture Dana. A journey to her hometown brings back the disturbing images and raises long repressed questions. Disturbing nightmares drive the young woman into a restless search for her father, whom she has not seen since the terrible events.


Director: Christine Wernke
Screenplay: Christiane Hütter
Producer: Jens Kaulen
DoP: Pierre Pasler
Editing: Inka Gradinger
Sound Design: Stefan Fendrich
Production Design: Andreas Braun
Costume Design: Kerstin Sattler


Janina Kim Riedle
Bernhard Piesk
Christian Steyer

Awards & Festivals

  • Nachwuchsförderpreis, Grenzland-Filmtage Selb 2008
  • EMERGEANDSEE Berlin 2009 Berlin
  • 19. Bamberger Kurzfilmtage Bamberg 2009