Germany 2023 – Director: Anne von Petersdorff, Georg Tschurtschenthaler – Original language: English, German, Russian, Spanish – Subtitles: English

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From custodian of democracy to royal scandal. For a long time Juan Carlos I was considered the epitome of the modern monarch but later a series of political and private affairs emerged. The first episodes of this miniseries take a look behind the facade of the Spanish royal family and present an ambivalent picture of the monarchy. An exciting documentary thriller about the pitfalls and trappings of power. Anne Thomé


English/Original Title: JUAN CARLOS – DOWNFALL OF THE KING. Writer: Christian Beetz, Pedro Barbadillo, Anne von Petersdorff. Camera: Jan Zabeil, Yannick Bonica, Jürgen Rehberg. Sound: Karsten Höfer, Tomás Mantecón, Juan José Argenta, Florent Barbier, Gregory Wintrebert, Anton Feist. Editing: Marc Accensi, André Nier Sofia, Angelina Machado. Music: Nils Kacirek. Production: gebrueder beetz filmproduktion. Producer: Christian Beetz. Length: 180 min. International Sales: NBCUniversal Global Distribution


We will be showing two 45-minute episodes of the series at the screening on Sunday 14 May, so the event will last 90 minutes in total.


Anne von Petersdorff is a documentary filmmaker living in Berlin. Before entering the film industry full-time, she completed international studies in Spain, Mexico and Cuba and earned a PhD at Michigan State University, where she worked as a lecturer. The series JUAN CARLOS  LIEBE, GELD, VERRAT is her directorial debut.


REEPERBAHN Spezialeinheit-FD65, DE 2022, 90 min. (TV Series, Co-Writer)
VIRAL, DE/IL 2021, 75 min. (Associate Producer)
THE FORUM, DE 2019, 115 min. (Associate Producer)


#Only in the cinema #German premiere

DOK.serie 2023
  • Sunday
    Deutsches Theater
    Original with English subtitles (Q&A with director Petersdorff & producer Beetz)

This film is not available online. You can buy a regular ticket for a cinema screening.