Germany, Switzerland 2019 – Director: Noël Dernesch, Olli Waldhauer – Original language: German – Subtitles: English

In Germany’s big cities, members of families involved in crime live in a parallel world. Young men with well-kempt beards, bulging muscles and big cars let us into their homes and share their dreams. Gangsta rap and a different kind of integration. Better than any fiction.

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


Writer: Noël Dernesch, Olli Waldhauer. Camera: Friede Clausz. Editing: Gesa Jäger. Production: Elemag Pictures in Ko-Produktion mit Cognito Films, It`s Us Media & 27 Kilometer. Producer: Tanja Georgieva-Waldhauer Dario Schoch, Rajko Jazbec, Ben Föhr, Pacco Nitsche. Length: 100 min.


Noël Dernesch

Born and raised in Zurich, Noël Dernesch studied at the University of Art and Media Design, where he specialised in film/video. Since then he has worked as a freelance director. His debut film JOURNEY TO JAH won the DEFA Prize at the Max Ophüls Preis film festival and the Audience Award at the Zurich Film Festival.

Olli Waldhauer

Waldhauer is the director of ISTANBUL UNITED, one of the most successful film debuts of 2014 and was nominated for the German Human Rights Film Award.


#Cinema at its best!

DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb 2019
  • Saturday
    Deutsches Theater
    Original with English subtitles, including Q&A and live act
  • Monday
    HFF - Audimax
    Original with English subtitles
  • Thursday
    City 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Saturday
    Atelier 1
    Original with English subtitles
  • Sunday
    HFF - Audimax
    Original with English subtitles