Der Polizist Und Der Mord Und Das Kind (The Carlos Benede Story)

/ Jury’s Special Prize for a European Fiction


Screening: Friday, the 14th of September, 2:15 pm – Le Dragon Cinema (FR Subtitles)

Jury’s Special Prize for a European Fiction

Production : Hager Moss Film (Kirsten Hager)
Broadcaster: ZDF
Director: Johannes Fabrick
Creator: Dorothee Schön (based on Carlos Benede’s autobiography)
Screenwriter: Dorothee Schön
Production Manager: Barbara Josek
Composer: Manu Kurz
Casting Director: Nina Haun
Director of Photography: Helmut Pirnat
Production Designer: Gabi Pohl
Sound Engineer: Michael Stecher
Film Editor: Simon Blasi
Length: 90’
Distributor: ZDF Enterprises

Casting: Matthias Koeberlin, Joshio Marlon, Vincent zur Linden, Stefanie Stappenbeck, llir Rexhepi, Jutta Speidel, Natalia Bobyleva, Barbara Auer, Felix Vörtler

Summary: This beautiful and inspiring true story about a victim protection officer who adopts a foster child will speak to your heart. Carlos Benede (Matthias Koeberlin) is in his thirties, single and helps minors cope with the after-effects of crime. Alexander is a strong-willed and precocious eleven-year-old, who witnesses the horrific death of his mother by his own father. Benede mentors Alexander and the two develop a bond. But when the trial of Alexander’s father is over, it’s time for the two to part. Alexander has been placed in the care of his aunt, but when she is no longer able, a new caregiver must be found. An unconventional counselor from the youth welfare office learns of Alexander’s trust in Benede, who himself grew up in a home, and reunites the two. Although not always easy, the relationship grows and deepens into one of father and son.