THE CULPABLE

VERFEHLUNG

By Gerd SCHNEIDER

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First film - Completed 2015


Festivals
& Awards

San Sebastian FF 2015
Film Library (not in selection)
Festival Max-Ophüls-Preis Saarbrücken 2015
Competition
    • Year of production
    • 2015
    • Genres
    • First film, Drama
    • Countries
    • GERMANY
    • Languages
    • GERMAN
    • Duration
    • 96 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Gerd SCHNEIDER
    • Writer(s)
    • Gerd SCHNEIDER
    • Producer(s)
    • Felix EISELE (Penrose Film), Julia KLEINHENZ (Penrose Film), Bernd STEGMANN (av penrose medien), Katja SIEGEL (av penrose medien)
    • Synopsis
    • “Someone is blackening our name! Shit sticks if there’s enough of it!” Catholic minister of a state penitentiary Jakob Voelz would be more than happy to believe this statement as his hieratical colleague and best friend Dominik Bertram is arrested under suspicion of sexual abuse. Yet, what Jakob is beginning to suspect but doesn't want to know, becomes a crucial test for his faith and his self-conception as a priest: There is a truth we welcome and there is a truth we fear, about which we tend to fall silent. As Jakob begins to turn against that silence within the church, he is taught a lesson – the church is a mother, and one does not beat a mother. But finally Jakob must raise his hand...
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