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

/ Jury’s Special Prize for a European Fiction

GERMANY Film  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.