Germany 2022 – Director: Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke – Original language: German – Subtitles: English

Sophie and Dominik’s love story takes place on the streets. The two young people sleep in doorways, roam around Berlin and hang out with friends. But a shadow looms over them: Dominik faces a prison sentence. When Sophie falls pregnant, the couple long for their own place to live. Epic and incredibly intimate without passing judgement. Ysabel Fantou


Camera: Johannes Girke, Heiko Aufdermauer, Victoire Bonin. Sound: Marcel Dadalto, Maria Miasoedova. Editing: Johannes Girke, Heiko Aufdermauer. Production: SILENTFILM Filmproduktion. Producer: Heiko Aufdermauer. Length: 86 min. International Sales: SILENTFILM Filmproduktion. Distribution: SILENTFILM Filmproduktion

No youth rating


Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke

Heiko Aufdermauer studied at the HFF Konrad Wolf, Johannes Girke experimental film at the UDK Berlin. Both have been making films for over 20 years. BERLIN BYTCH LOVE is the first joint film in a planned series that aims to approach the margins of society.


BERLIN BYTCH LOVE, DE 2021, 86 min.
ZEIT DER FISCHE, DE 2007, 86 min. (Director: Heiko Aufdermauer, feature film)




Nominated for the VIKTOR DOK.deutsch

People and everyday occurrences in German-speaking countries: In in-depth narratives we are exposed to extraordinary experiences and gain valuable insights into our homeland. The films compete for the award VIKTOR DOK.deutsch which is endowed with 5,000 euros.


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DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb 2022
  • Friday
    City 2
    Original with English subtitles
  • Monday
    Neues Rottmann
    Original with English subtitles
  • Friday
    HFF - Audimax
    English subtitles, Q&A with Heiko Aufdermauer, Johannes Girke (directors))
  • Saturday
    Rio 2
    Original with English subtitles