DOK.deutsch Competition

At this film screening, directors Katharina Köster and Katrin Nemec will be our guests for a subsequent Q&A in German language.


Germany 2024 – Director: Katharina Köster, Katrin Nemec – German original version with English subtitles – subsequent Q&A with directors – Length: 79 min.

  • Mo., 06.05.24
    HFF - Audimax

The media call their son the “patient killer.” He was given a life sentence for his numerous crimes. Life goes on for his parents Ulla and Didi Högel but nothing is the same as before. They must accept the bitter truth, figure out how to cope with everyday life and reposition themselves in relation to their child. A compelling, precisely observed film about parenthood and love. Ysabel Fantou

Winner of

kinokino Audience Award – sponsored by BR and 3sat
Awarded and sponsored by kinokino, the film magazine of BR and 3sat and endowed with 2,000 euros.



Director and screenwriter Katharina Köster completed pre-professional ballet training, worked as a writing coach and studied screenwriting and documentary film at HFF Munich. She feels at home in documentary and fiction.

Filmmaker Katrin Nemec first studied theater studies, literature and sociology at LMU before completing her documentary film studies at the HFF Munich. Her graduation film VOM LEBEN UND STERBEN received the Bayerischer Fernsehpreis.

Filmographie (selection)

Katharina Köster
NACH DEM HAPPY END, DE 2021, 78 min.

Katrin Nemec

Nominated for the DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb

Intense stories and the unusual on one's own doorstep: the competition presents films that deal with people and topics in German-speaking countries. The VIKTOR DOK.deutsch Competition is endowed with 7,500 euros. The prize sponsor is Sky.


Nominated for the FFF Talent Award Documentary Film


Nominated for the VFF Documentary Film Production Award


Former Marketplace project


No FSK youth rating

Writer: Katharina Köster, Katrin Nemec. Camera: Tobias Tempel. Sound: Björn Rothe. Editing: Miriam Märk. Music: Cico Beck. Production: Trimafilm. Producer: Isabelle Bertolone, David Armati Lechner, Trini Götze. Distribution: Realfiction.

  • Mo., 06.05.24
    HFF - Audimax