• Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe
  • Germany
  • 2021
  • 111 min
  • Dutch Premiere
  • Best of Fests
Anamnesis (noun):
1. a recalling to mind (reminiscence)
2. a preliminary case history of a medical or psychiatric patient

The filmmakers first meet Stefan in 2015, in the therapy ward of Brandenburg Prison. Their first impression is of a polite, shy man. A warder tells them Stefan is an ice-cold woman-killer. The filmmakers follow him through the last years of his prison term. They face some uncomfortable questions. Can anyone really know what is going on inside this man? The part of the protagonist is taken by a puppet, the scenes shift into theatre. Truth and falsehood blend in a cascade of presumption.


Chris Wright, Stefan Kolbe
Heino Deckert for Filmproduktions GmbH
Involved TV Channel
ZDF/3Sat, ZDF/3sat


World Sales
Deckert Distribution GmbH, Deckert Distribution GmbH
Festival Handling
Hanne Biermann for Deckert Distribution GmbH

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111', DCP, color
Spoken languages

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