The formal qualities of the films in our DOK.panorama competition are as diverse as their themes and represent the diversity of documentary narratives.



Deutschland 2019 – Director: Christoph Röhl – Original with German subtitles

As Benedict XVI, Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger was only the second pope in the church’s long history to resign from his position as God’s representative on earth. This film tells the story of a man who started out as a reformer, only to be defeated by modernity.

We present the world premiere of the film at DOK.fest München 2019.

Writer: Christoph Röhl. Camera: Juan Sarmiento G., Julia Weingarten. Sound: Sebastian Kleinloh. Editing: Martin Reimers. Music: Ali N. Askin. Production: Flare Film GmbH. Producer: Martin Heisler. Length: 90 min. International Sales: New Docs. Distribution: RFF – Real Fiction Filmverleih e.K.

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  • City 3